Registration lasted nearly two hours for a sale that took all of 12 minutes. Some investors ended the day empty-handed; others came away with as many as 129 certificates declaring they have paid the taxes owed by delinquent Natrona County property owners. Read more

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 National issues, such as a new Farm Bill, and state issues, such as commercial property tax, mental health regionalization, an increased gas tax and educational reform, topped discussion during a GOP fundraiser at West Links Golf Course on Aug. 18, featuring Congressman Steve King, Iowa House Representative Gary Worthan and Iowa Senate candidate Mark Segebart. Read more

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 The pending closure of Roche's 83-year-old campus in Nutley and Clifton will be a major blow to the community no matter what, but the company said today is it working to eliminate the near-term tax impact of the shutdown, giving the municipalities some fiscal stability for the next two years. Read more

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 Mainstreet Steamboat Springs, with the encouragement of community leaders working toward improvements on Yampa Street, has resolved to go to voters in the downtown commercial district in November 2013 to ask for a property tax. Read more

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 For the second consecutive year, area taxing authorities are implementing only moderate tax rate increases. However, Southwest Austin residents may pay about $36 more than last year in property taxes on the average-valued Travis County residence, according to a Community Impact Newspaper analysis. Read more

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 Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker has vetoed the city council's decision to raise city property taxes next year. Read more

 Hennepin County elected officials have filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in U.S. District Court. The suit contends the two privately held home loan corporations owe the state of Minnesota for unpaid deed transfer taxes. Read more

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 Summit County property values appear to have stabilized over the last seven months, a trend that comes after a steady downturn throughout the previous 17. Read more

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 Garry Denke went before the Luzerne County Board of Tax Assessment Appeals on Thursday with evidence that his Butler Township property is assessed too high. Read more

 Group helps harbor users ready appeals of 2012 property assessments that are used to calculate a tax that Orange County levies for private use of publicly owned property. Read more

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 A new phone scam campaign seeks personal information from older residents by implying they can gain property tax refunds or relief, according to the Clark County Assessor's Office. Read more

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 St. Louis County and Harrah's casino are at odds over how much the gambling establishment should pay in taxes. Read more

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 Property owners in Caledonia saw their property values decrease an average of 14 percent. But if yours increased, you can do a little research and make your case to the assessor. Read more

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 Some Texans want to kill property taxes. Some want to create a new one. Read more

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 Over the years, there's been a boom in the number of special taxing districts created to pay for crime control, emergency services, libraries and other projects. And it's costing Texans a bundle. Read more

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 No interested citizens turned out for the first of three public hearings the City of Pembroke will have regarding increasing the city’s ad valorem tax millage rate from 8.359 to 10 mills for the 2013 fiscal year Thursday at noon in City Hall. Read more

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 Huntsville voters will cast their ballots for mayor, city council, school board in four days.  There’s something else on the ballot, too — an item asking you to renew an ad valorem tax. Read more

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 The president of the Brentwood school board said the panel is weighing its options regarding the renewal of a tax abatement for the developer of the stalled $4 billion Heartland project and looks forward to meeting with the developer. Read more

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 Local and county officials continue to work together, with assistance from the state, to retain an existing company that has expressed interest in creating more than 500 new jobs in the township. Read more

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 The Pitkin County Assessor's Office has prevailed in two more big-ticket property-value assessments that were challenged at the state level — involving the Viceroy in Snowmass Village and the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt. Read more

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Recent News

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 5:37am

A unit of Valero Energy Corp. asked a Texas appeals court Tuesday to toss an order requiring it to divulge proprietary financial information in a Galveston County property tax dispute, arguing that the information is unnecessary for the county to value one of its refineries. Read More

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 5:39am
  • A request from CyberMetrix to expand and refurbish a building on South Mapleton Street that will be used for a large test cell for testing engines in extreme environments. The company plans to retain 38 jobs and add 20 new jobs by 2016. Read More
Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 5:40am

Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) introduced legislation, Wednesday, that would give tax incentives to any company that would build an oil refinery in Michigan. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:12am

Many property owners in Delta county were surprised to see their assessed valuation plummet this year, some by as much as 20%. The county's valuation came in $23 million less than last year, for a total just shy of $300 million. The county relies on a portion of these property taxes for just two percent of its operating budget, but that still amounts to a significant amount of money. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:14am

The City Council approved a 10-year tax abatement on a 374-unit apartment and townhome development planned for Fort Worth’s old Linwood neighborhood, a World War II community in the West Seventh Street corridor. Read More