After seeing their city property taxes shrink for years — and then slowly start to grow again — Phoenix homeowners could face a more significant tax increase in the coming year, the first possible city rate increase in about two decades. Read More

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 Some area school districts say they were shorted millions of dollars in property tax revenue last year because of computer problems with the Tarrant Appraisal District and are hopeful that the software glitch is indeed fixed going into the budget season. Read More

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 “Unintended consequences” is what local government officials are calling it. Read More

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 Property tax relief for Urbana residents appears to be slipping away fast, at least for this year. Read More

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 The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the taxpayer in a case involving the proper construction of an exemption from tangible personal property tax, affirming the circuit court’s holding that textbooks stored in a Kentucky warehouse for subsequent shipment out-of-state are exempt from tax.[1] The taxpayer, Chegg, Inc. (“Chegg”), operates the nation’s leading network for online college textbook rentals.  In 2010, Chegg opened a warehouse and distribution facility in Bullitt County, Kentucky.  During the 2009 and 2010 tax years, Chegg stored textbooks in its Bullitt County warehouse for shipment outside of the state within six months.  Specifically, at the beginning of each semester, Chegg rented out a substantial portion of its inventory.  When the semester came to a close, these books were returned to Chegg for subsequent rental.  Typically, at the end of a twelve to eighteen month cycle, Chegg shipped the books to a third-party seller or wholesale liquidator outside Kentucky for final disposition. Read More

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 It hasn’t received the attention it deserves, yet, but there is a huge fight looming next legislative session over out-of-control property taxes. Read More

 

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 This week the South Dakota Senate approved HB 1182 which places the sales tax at four and a half percent with the money going towards teacher salaries and property tax relief. South Dakota Farm Bureau Lobbyist Mike Held says his group is pleased with passage of the legislation sought by the Governor. He says providing relief for property taxes is important to the state’s farmers and ranchers. Read More

 

 Will voters take the reigns if state lawmakers don't act on property taxes this year?... Read More

 

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 Oregon lawmakers on Thursday paved the way for local governments to waive property taxes to encourage new business and industrial development in rural areas and small cities. Read More

 

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 Three months after the sale of the former Energizer Battery manufacturing plant in early December to a reportedly non-profit company in Florida, real estate property taxes owed on the factory building and surrounding acreage remain unpaid, Nodaway County Collector-Treasurer Marilyn Jenkins said Wednesday. Read More

 

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 Since 2002, Minnesota’s statewide business property tax has been adjusted to increase on an inflationary measure, but there doesn’t appear to be any good reason for the automatic increase to be in place, except to produce more revenue for the state. Read More

 

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 Larimer County commissioners have approved a settlement with Anheuser-Busch on its property tax valuation: $78 million per year for 2013 and 2014 and $73 million per year for 2015 and 2016. Read More

 

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 First Selectman Thomas Weik on Wednesday placed Assessor Michele DaSilva on paid administrative leave for reasons Weik declined to divulge. Read More

 

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 Wednesday night’s Assembly Finance Committee meeting was all about tax exemptions. Read More

 

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Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is gearing up for an exciting new project that will bring public auctions online, making the process faster, easier and more user-friendly. Read More

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Manatee County property values are rising by about 8.1 percent next year, to almost $28.1 billion, according to the Property Appraiser's Office, which certified taxable values Wednesday. Read More

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Marin County’s assessed value popped 7 percent to a record $66.2 billion this year. Read More

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Last week’s decision by an independent appraisal review board rejecting a bid by Sandy Creek Energy Associates to cut its Riesel-based coal-fired power plant’s tax appraisal by nearly two-thirds might count for little amid continuing litigation between power-plant owners and the McLennan County Appraisal District. But it’s a symbolic win for the little guy who fulfills his civic duty and pays his property taxes — and then wonders why Big Business often squirms out of doing the same. Read More

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Caito Foods Service Inc. plans to spend $14.7 million to expand its east-side distribution operations, creating as many as 342 jobs by the end of 2019, according to a tax abatement request filed with the Department of Metropolitan Development. Read More

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 Webb County is on the verge of a significant deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, which could potentially mean cuts in spending or worse. Read More

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:58pm

 In a city where people have been told their drinking water may be poisoned, something strange has happened. Read More

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:59pm

 The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, under scrutiny since a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old, may not be able to comply with all terms of its settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice if local voters fail to approve two tax increases, the city's mayor said Wednesday. Read More

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:01pm

 A bill that would encourage some Nebraska school districts to lower their property tax levies has won first-round approval in the Legislature. Read More