No one I know particularly enjoys paying taxes, but nearly (if not) all will admit to their necessity in helping provide the government services needed to keep our economy running. But not all taxes are created equal – and not all taxes have the same effect on job creation and growth. Read more

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 Declining interest rates will allow Manchester to refinance some debt and lower the city's property tax rate on residences and commercial property and personal property for debt service to 11.9 cents this year, 8.7 cents below last year. Read more

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 The City Finance Committee last met on Tuesday, June 26. At the time, the budget outlook looked bleak with a $600,000 deficit between revenue and expenses. Read more

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 The Shapleigh Board of Selectmen has set the 2012 tax rate at $9.30 per thousand dollars of valuation on real estate owned in town. Read more

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 A state senator who introduced Michigan’s controversial land cap lawnow wants nonprofit land conservancies to pay property taxes -- unless they provide unlimited public access and allow motorized vehicles in privately owned nature preserves. Read more

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 Lancaster Supervisor Dino J. Fudoli owes nearly $17,000 in property taxes on houses and vacant property he owns in Lancaster, Cheektowaga and Alden, according to Erie County real property records. Read more

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 The Shawnee County Commission on Thursday morning approved a 2013 county budget that will bring an increase of about 1.16 mills in the property tax levy.  Read more

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 The state's chief accountant said Wednesday that property taxes across Texas rose 188 percent between 1992 and 2010, with local sales taxes growing almost as fast. Read more

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 Most of us have heard of the so-called Robin Hood law regarding Texas school finance. The basic idea is that some school districts are designated "wealthy" while others are deemed "poor." Wealthy schools must send some of their money in to the state, which then re-distributes the funds to the poor districts. Read more

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 The school board looked at lawsuit settlements, dress codes and school bus purchases at Monday night’s meeting of the Pittsburg Independent School District board of trustees. Read more

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 The increase in property taxes due to the property purchase and construction of the new Mt. Vernon Township High School has given some residents a shock. Read more

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 Gonzales City Council on Monday voted a drop of nearly two cents in the city’s property tax rate for the coming year. Read more

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 The state Bureau of Labor and Industries dismissed one of three gender and age discrimination claims against County Assessor Scott Maytubby last Thursday, citing insufficient evidence to justify fuller investigation. Read more

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 Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth improperly claimed two homeowner exemptions from 2007 to 2010. Read more

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 For the good of Johnson County citizens — as well as the officials themselves — we hope agreement can be reached today about the powers and duties of various public offices. Read more

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 The flooding from Tropical Storm Lee that devastated homeowners along the Susquehanna River could cost the Wyoming Area School District more than $50,000. Read more

 Lane County’s cities, schools and other local taxing districts would have to pay a sliver of their property tax revenue to county government to help fund the assessor’s office under one of several ideas for new state legislation approved Wednesday by Lane County commissioners. Read more

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 The Winona Board of Aldermen have set a public hearing for September 4 for citizens to voice their opinions on the proposed fiscal year 2013 budget. Read more

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 The City of Navasota will hold two public hearings this Thursday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. and on Aug. 27, at 6 p.m., at city hall regarding a proposed 1.01 percent tax increase at .4874/$100. Read more

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 A recording of Elvis Presley crooning "I Did it My Way" played before the funeral of longtime Lake County Property Appraiser Ed Havill. Read more

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Recent News

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 7:27am

City officials are looking to intervene in a pending Carle Foundation Hospital lawsuit that asks for $5 million in refunds related to property taxes it paid on 29 parcels between 2007 and 2011. Read More

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 7:29am

When it meets Monday night, the Marco Island City Council is scheduled to set the tentative maximum property tax rate for fiscal 2014. Read More

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 7:30am

The Louisiana Tax Commission regularly approved adjustments to homeowners' property tax bills by parish tax assessors without checking the accuracy of those changes, according to an audit released Monday. Read More

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 7:33am

Back in the early 2000s we saw a construction boom here in New York City. Thousands of condos were built, most of which included tax abatements for unit owners: Abatements that are soon coming to an end. Read More

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 7:34am

Local governments will get a little more than $4.3 billion from the state in fiscal year 2014, about $517 million less than they did in 2011. Read More