Colonie proposes to increase its property taxes 5 percent, but a drop in water and sewer taxes will mean the town stays within the state property tax cap, town officials say. Read more

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 In just about six weeks, voters in Travis County will decide whether to pay more taxes for health care. One item on the November ballot calls for a tax increase for the county's health care district to help support a proposed medical school in Austin. Read more

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 Rick Caruso, potential candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles received special treatment and substantial property tax reductions for The Grove, then donated thousands to embattled assessor’s political efforts. Read more

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 Embattled former McLennan County Tax Assessor-Collector A.F. "Buddy" Skeen pleaded guilty during a pre-trial hearing on Friday and told the judge he was withdrawing his appeal from an earlier conviction. Read more

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 The County Legislature on Wednesday passed a local law to provide tax exemptions for buyers of newly constructed or rehabbed properties in Chautauqua County. Read more

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 A $1.6 million project to expand the Stanley Historic Event Space has gotten endorsement for tax abatement from the Lee’s Summit’s Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority. Read more

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 The Fort Payne City Council on Tuesday approved a one-year tax abatement and 10-year property tax abatement for Granny Hester’s Fine Food. Read more

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 The District’s chief tax appraiser, who is facing questions over his role in the lowering of hundreds of commercial property values, stated on his 2011 job application that he left a prior job in Georgia because his contract was completed, even though he had sued his former employer after he was terminated. Read more

 Readers of “Street Sweeper” are familiar with our coverage of bid rigging of tax liens auctions. Read more

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 In November 2012 voters in Arizona will address Proposition 117, entitled Property Tax Assessed Valuation. Read more

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 As Florida continues to recover from a sluggish housing market, voters will decide in November whether to amend the state Constitution to extend property tax breaks to thousands of homeowners. Read more

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 The buyer of a property parcel at the Livingston County tax auction in July has been informed that the county needs to postpone transfer of the title to him pending resolution of the bankruptcy of the previous owner. Read more

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 Property taxes in New York grew by an average of 2 percent in the first year since a law capping them passed, according to a new report from the governor’s office. Read more

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 Leslie Nelson said a $4 a month tax hike is not too much to pay to keep Orem the pleasurable town she's called home for 32 years. Read more

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 After enduring a wave of bad publicity over his failure to pay property taxes on houses and vacant property he owns in Lancaster, Cheektowaga and Alden, Lancaster Supervisor Dino J. Fudoli has paid off the $17,000 he owed to Erie County. Read more

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 After weeks of the discussion, the Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to kill a proposed 1 percent property tax increase for 2013. The decision will save residential taxpayers about 76 cents per year. Read more

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 The board of directors of the Freestone Central Appraisal District authorized Chief Appraiser Bud Black to terminate its contract for appraisal services with Wardlaw Appraisal for 2013, after discovering multiple errors in the certified appraisal records delivered to the district for 2012. Read more

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 Lawsuits filed by Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. against the Camp Central Appraisal District have been settled, and all four taxing entities in the Camp County area will have to pay back the settlement amount. Read more

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 The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that dual representation pursuant to a California statute that allows individual representatives from the county counsel’s office to represent the assessor and the county board of equalization, as long as the same individual is not representing both the assessor and the board, did not violate a taxpayer’s due process rights. Read more

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 Standish residents opening their tax bills this week should be prepared for a jolt, as the property tax rate is jumping 9.5 percent this year. Read more

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Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:05pm

As Los Angeles’ housing market recovery moves from anemic to heated, county coffers are reaping the benefits of a record-setting, nearly $1.130 trillion property tax roll—more than $50 billion bigger than last year’s. Read More

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:08pm

Believers in the theory that federal land patents defeat property taxes have been dealt a blow by this decision by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.  It is a rather interesting theory. Read More

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:09pm

The interpretation of a Kansas law regarding who's responsible for delinquent taxes on personal property after it is sold isn't consistent in every county, although the state contends the law is clear. Read More

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:11pm

Porter Health Systems, owner of the new hospital at Indiana 49 and U.S. 6, has agreed to most of the terms that the Porter County Assessor’s office had requested regarding the appraisal of the new hosptial. Read More