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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In the ongoing push to whip Juneau’s city budget into better shape, the Assembly’s tax exemption committee has turned its focus to three of Juneau’s tax breaks: those for senior citizens, the out-of-borough sales tax exemption and the $7,500 cap on sales tax. Read More

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 Lake County commissioners voted 3 to 2, with commissioners Leslie Campione and Welton Cadwell dissenting, to reduce the 18 percent increase in property taxes next fiscal year to 11.4 percent. Read More

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Sears Holding Corp. could collect a $205,748 property tax refund from the City of Racine under a settlement agreement recently recommended for approval by the Finance and Personnel Committee. Read More

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In a move that is expected to boost renewable energy in the state, the New York legislature has sent Gov. Andrew Cuomo a bill (A.09446) that would extend property tax exemptions for certain solar, wind and biomass projects to Jan. 1, 2025. Read More

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Corvias Communications Director Amanda Filipowski provided the following comment when asked about the property taxes the company pays on its other facilities: "Corvias is currently partnered with the Air Force and Army under the Military Housing Privatization Initiative program for family housing projects located on 13 military installations in nine different states. To date, none of those projects have paid real property taxes. Due to the pending litigation, we have no further comment at this time." Read More

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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

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A top aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who ran for a Republican precinct delegate post this month in Bath Township is registered to vote in two states and has reportedly claimed principal property tax exemptions in each. Read More

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 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

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Monday, September 22, 2014 - 6:45pm

Eight years ago, Idaho's Republican leadership made you a promise. They would reduce your property taxes while taking care of your schools. Too bad it didn't work out that way. During his brief stint as Idaho's interim governor in 2006, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch ramrodded to passage a tax shift - repealing the property tax that then provided schools with $260 million and replacingit with a penny increase in the sales tax that generated only $210 million. Then his successor, Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter, cut school budgets even more to free up cash for tax cuts. The result, Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert reports, has been $1 billion worth of supplemental property taxes school patrons have implemented to backfill some - but far from all - of the schools' losses during the past eight years/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here. Read More

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 8:32pm

The next Arizona governor will inherit a debate over a contentious property tax for rooftop solar panels, which Democrat Fred Duval said he opposes.Read More

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 8:17pm

Individual property tax bills vary wildly because of the mix of tax rates in the patchwork of school districts, municipalities and nearly 1,450 active special-taxing districts across Maricopa County. Here's a look at three elementary school district collections and the impact on property taxes. Read More