Rep. Nick J. Rahall says he pays the correct amount of property taxes for his residence in Raleigh County and is still checking on whether he receives an unwarranted tax deduction for Washington, D.C., homeowners who claim their property as their primary residence. Read more

 Forty schools that would benefit from a $669 million property tax increase already have received $490 million in investments since 1994, according to a conservative think tank that questions the necessity of a ballot initiative the Clark County School District is pitching to voters. Read more

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 Meaningful property tax growth for local governments in California will require not only stabilization in home prices, but also improvements in new and existing home sales, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. Read more

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 Pennsylvania's legislature has approved a bill that would help Philadelphia use current market values for calculating property taxes. The ball is now back in City Council's court. Read more

 Voters will be asked next month whether special tax exemptions should be created for certain manufacturing businesses, the spouses of deceased veterans and the city of New Iberia. Read more

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 She’s the Cook County Treasurer – the woman responsible for collecting property taxes, but now the Better Government Association has found the county did not collect thousands of dollars it should have gotten from Maria Pappas and her husband years ago. Read more

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 Ten Groton Long Point residents, including the current president of the Groton Long Point Association, have initiated a class action lawsuit against the town, charging that it treated the political subdivision unfairly during its October 2011 property revaluation. Read more

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 Cynthia Hedge-Morrell sat quietly Thursday as her City Council colleagues cast their first vote of the day. So quiet, in fact, that she offered not a single word of explanation as to why she was abstaining from a vote on whether to approve thousands of property tax reductions for residents who had appealed their recent assessments. Read more

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 There was growing pressure on embattled L.A. County Assessor John Noguez to resign Thursday after he and two others were charged in a widening corruption case. Read more

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 A new process to remove corn oil from the byproduct of ethanol production is moving POET Biorefining to make a $5 million investment in its Cloverdale production facility. Read more

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 K.P. Properties of Ohio has been granted an eight-year, 100 percent property tax exemption from the city of Franklin for a 60,000-square-foot addition at its 3500 Commerce Center Drive location. Read more

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 The new owners of the former ACH plant on U.S. 12 won the transfer and extension of tax abatements on real and personal property worth more than $102 million. Read more

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 The city will borrow $2.9 million and use about $600,000 in reserves to pay for tax refunds to dozens of property owners who successfully challenged their assessments. Read more

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 The boats moving through the channels and passes of Port Fourchon are becoming increasingly important to Lafourche Parish’s tax collections. Read more

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 Thanks to a mistake by her mortgage company, Cynthia Hale has been paying her neighbor’s property taxes for a year and a half. Read more

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 Bayou Cane voters will be asked to decide the fate of two fire-protection-tax measures when they enter the polls on Nov. 6. Read more

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 The Cook County Board gave its approval Tuesday to a significant property tax break for a company that wants to take over an abandoned industrial building in Sauk Village. Read more

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 A 10-year property tax millage that accounts for about 11 percent of the Lafayette Parish school system's general fund budget is up for renewal on Nov. 6. Read more

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 Mayor Nutter, Council President Darrell L. Clarke, and School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos have united in pursuit of an aggressive legislative agenda in Harrisburg, seeking new powers for the city to assess, collect, and provide relief from property taxes. Read more

 Henderson County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Bill Jackson told the Athens Kiwanis of new technology that will give his department access to overhead pictures of all of the properties in the county, and measure the size of structures. Read more

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Monday, December 23, 2013 - 6:36am

Farmers from the Greek island of Crete clashed with police Friday outside Greece's parliament in Athens as lawmakers debated a bill that will expand an unpopular property tax to farms and previously untaxed properties. Read More

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 6:38am

Not only did they donate 37 acres in a beautiful part of Loudoun County, but Ken Falke and his wife also gave $1 million to help start the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, a rural haven where wounded service members can relax and recover with their families. Read More

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 6:39am

The Atlantic’s Cities website, as part of a weeklong “America 360” series on Providence, Rhode Island, recently focused on the city’s ambivalent relationship with the large nonprofit institutions that give it vitality and contribute to its civic growth, but which at the same time accelerate the erosion of its tax base. Read More

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 6:40am
California is the only major oil-producing state that does not tax the goo as it's pumped from the ground. And that seems bizarre. Read More
Monday, December 23, 2013 - 6:41am

While Peter Schrag continues to call for higher property taxes in his op-ed “Reform unfair commercial property tax system” (Viewpoints, Dec. 13), he fails to mention the consequences of a “split roll,” which proposes regular reassessments on commercial properties. Read More