They're the words no one ever wants to hear. Property taxes are one step away from going up for those who live in the City of Orlando. City leaders are expected to approve a 17.7 percent increase at their budget hearing on Monday night. Read More

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Tax systems vary dramatically across states and localities. Today, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub released its annual report on the Most & Least Fair State Tax Systems. Some states don't have sales tax; others don't tax income. Some families face high property tax burdens; some enjoy generous refundable tax credits. Read More

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Rich Benson, Marin’s Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk, didn’t fare well in a recent survey of county employees, commissioned by the Board of Supervisors. Benson was asked what he’s doing to lift morale in the department and restore confidence in management. Read More

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Orange County Assessor Webster Guillory faces charges of filing false nomination papers in his re-election bid in the March primary election. Read More

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Property tax bills are out for Maricopa County, and most people can expect to see an increase in what they owe this year. Read More

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The owner of Penobscot Valley Country Club said Tuesday that he makes a conscious choice not to pay property taxes on time in protest of the high tax bill the town charges.... Read More

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Galveston tax collector-assessor Cheryl Johnson has seen lawsuits by oil companies suck millions of dollars out of local government coffers in recent years. The Republican officeholder watched as Valero used a quirk in tax law to twice win lawsuits forcing the Texas City school district to refund taxes. Valero is still suing for even more tax refunds.  Read More

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A decade-long legal battle between Naperville Unit District 203 and several taxing bodies in Warrenville has been settled with the city paying the school district $250,000. Read More

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Insurance company Unum and Central Maine Power Co. top Portland’s list of property taxpayers in the most recent rankings tabulated by city officials late last month.... Read More

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Brevard School Board members adopted the 2014-15 budget and tax rate at the final budget hearing Thursday, including one of the lowest property tax rates in recent school district history. Read More

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The Residential A real property tax classification that increases the tax rate by 71 percent — to $6 from $3.50 per $1,000 of assessed value on non-owner occupied properties — has been in the news recently, but in all the hubbub, some major impacts and related issues have not surfaced. Read More

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The Barrow County School Board will discuss with its lawyers what to do about a long-ago error by the Barrow County tax assessor’s office which could have cost the school system more than $20 million in revenue. Read More

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How to ruin your three-day Labor Day weekend: Get in a fight at a convenience store while drunk, continue the fight even when police intervene, fight the police officer trying to arrest you, knock his radio microphone from his shoulder, get pepper-sprayed, then rub some of the pepper spray in the officer's face Read More

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An application for property tax relief for a 95-year-old World War II prisoner-of-war was rejected by the Louisa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, but not until the supervisors seriously considered ignoring a recommendation from its county assessor and approving the application. Read More

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In his recent piece for The Sacramento Bee, “State’s job growth defies predictions after tax increases,” David Cay Johnston argues that California’s recent job creation numbers prove recent tax increases embodied in Proposition 30 aren’t killing jobs or slowing economic growth. Read More

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Gov. Rick Scott is promising Florida voters a $1 billion package of tax and fee cuts in a second term, including new limits on property tax increases and another cut in auto tag fees. Read More

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Recent News

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 8:15pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a legal challenge to Alabama's property tax system.The Supreme Court's decision today means one of the nation's lowest property tax rates remains intact. Read More

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 7:57pm

The California Legislature ended the 2014 legislative session after midnight on Friday, August 28.  NAIOP SoCal and our political advocate, the California Business Properties Association (CBPA), worked furiously during the final week meeting with legislators to press our case against a number of bills that challenged the interests of the commercial real estate industry.  Read More

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 7:58pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:43pm

The Real Property Tax Advisory Commission is proposing a compromise for homeowners whose properties fall under the new Residential A classification put forth by Mayor Kirk Caldwell last year and approved by the City Council. Read More

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:22pm