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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 Three people signed up to speak at the final two hearings Eatonton’s City Council held regarding its proposed 3.84 millage rate. Read more

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 If you’ve always wanted to become an Antrim County landowner, but your pocketbook disagreed, if you hurry to get in on Antrim County’s annual tax sale to be held today Thursday, August 23, at Shanty Creek Resorts, your dreams might just become reality. Read more

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 The good news for disgruntled property taxpayers? TheMontclair Township Council will listen and explain. Read more

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 The Industrial Development Board of New Orleans unanimously approved plans Wednesday for a 10-year payment in lieu of taxes for the proposed South Market District apartment and retail project near the future Loyola Avenue streetcar line. Read more

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 Mail carriers across Pinellas County likely incited dismay and dropped jaws this week as thousands of property owners learned that the county and some cities are proposing tax hikes. Read more

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 An argument over whether a state appointee can force Harrisburg to increase taxes is going before a judge this morning. Read more

Recent News

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:39am

Property owners across the Commonwealth will once again pay just over 12 cents for every 100 dollars in land value.  So, a homeowner with a 100-thousand dollar house would pay 120-dollars in property tax next year.  The property tax rate is set by the State Department of Revenue and Policy Advisor Tom Crawford says that tax rate’s been constant for several years. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:40am

Bexar County has collected a record amount of property taxes — $2.3 billion, representing nearly 98 percent of taxes owed — for the 2012 tax year, the tax assessor-collector announced Tuesday. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:41am

Montgomery’s special taxing districts could be treated differently under the county charter if lawmakers move forward with a proposal resurrected from five years ago. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:42am

County Administrator Len Sossamon is recommending to the Hernando County Commission a $322.8 million spending plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year, funded in part by a 24.5 percent increase in the property tax rate. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:43am

 

State and parish tax officials say a recent report released by the auditor's office paints an inaccurate picture.  They say they're assessing properly and taxpayers are paying the right amount. Read More