State school-tax rates have put Waterbury, Duxbury and 110 other communities in an unusual situation — town residents will pay higher tax rates than nonresidents. Read More

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The 2014 value roll is certified, protests have been completed by the Appraisal Review Board and only tax bills and judicial appeals remain to complete the 2014 tax year. There were 1057 property accounts protested with 504 of those being set for ARB hearing. 553 accounts were settled prior to the ARB hearing and the ARB handed down 105 orders of value. There were also 81 accounts that did not show up for their hearing and 94 accounts that withdrew their protest prior to the hearing. These numbers account for a little over three percent of the total property accounts in Erath County and are up from previous recent years because the district increased values across Erath County for the first time in seven years. Read More

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The general concept of property tax caps may sound simple: To limit the cost to property owners, property taxes can be no more than a fixed percentage of the property’s assessed value. Read More

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A dispute over property taxes has erupted in the race for Illinois treasurer, with Democratic nominee Michael Frerichs having to explain why he failed to pay a type of property tax on space he leases for his political and legislative offices — the latter for six years in a row. Read More

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Six Fulton state lawmakers and one former state lawmaker have filed suit against Fulton County to block Fulton from raising its property tax rate. The legal action comes after the Fulton commission voted to raise the county’s millage rate by more than 17% this week. Those suing the county claim it violates a state law that says the county cannot raise its property tax rate until 2015. Read More

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There’s a new person to loathe when your property taxes increase again (yes. that’s right. they NEVER decrease) Read More

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 Faith Church leaders are asking for a tax exemption for the Faith West property in West Lafayette. Read More

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A Town of Dover couple contend their property was reassessed at a pricier value in retaliation for refusing to allow an assessor to inspect the inside of their home last summer. Read More

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 We continue our KRIS 6 News Investigation into over two decades worth of unpaid property taxes. Read More

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A Beaufort County taxpayer challenged the county assessor's market value of a hotel, succeeded in getting it lowered, but still ended up with a tax bill several times the original amount. Read More

The Lafayette City Council approves a pair of tax abatements for the new GE Aviation plant with a unanimous vote. Read More

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Vicksburg will reimburse the county more than $26,000 in payments the village received for what were thought to be unpaid property taxes that were actually paid last fall. Read More

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Fulton County leaders are getting ready to vote on a proposed property tax hike Wednesday, but a Channel 2 Action News investigation found the county is failing to collect millions of tax dollars it's already entitled to.

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New Britain (CT) Mayor Erin Stewart has drawn a line in the sand for the New Britain Rock Cats (Class AA; Eastern League): pay past-due property taxes on New Britain Stadium or face eviction at the end of the season. Read More

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The NAACP on Thursday blasted a number of local tax incentives offered to developers and corporations as undermining a "grand pillar of democracy." Read More

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It’s no secret: Property taxes have taken a significant turn upward the past decade in Rio Rancho. Read More

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:53pm

There have been a number of controversies concerning the tax-exempt status of YMCAs around the nation, most recently in Kansas, where for-profit health clubs contended that they were no different than YMCAs and deserved YMCA-like tax exemptions. Although the “C” in YMCA stands for “Christian,” the notion of a YMCA as a religious entity doesn’t seem to have been much of a consideration. But it has apparently been an issue in Colorado, where earlier this month the Colorado Board of Assessment Appeals approved a full property tax exemption for religious use to the YMCA of the Rockies. Read More

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:55pm

 A sales tax increase approved by Leavenworth voters earlier this year is paying off with a 40 percent cut in the city's property tax. Read More

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:57pm

BASF received another reason to choose Freeport for its new propylene facility when Brazosport College approved its application for a tax abatement if the plant is built there. Read More

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:41pm