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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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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Recent News

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:54pm

A wind farm developer will launch a second construction phase that will build more than 100 wind turbines as part of a project that will create as many as 200 temporary jobs, officials said Wednesday. Read More

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Miller County Board of Assessors met at the Tax Assessor Building. All members were present including Chairman William Smith, Vice Chairman William M. Middleton Sr, and Assessor Michael R. Warren. Appraiser staff present were Chief Appraiser Tammy Ivy and Ericca Mock. Commissioner Allen Worsley was also present. Read More

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 6:45pm

Taxes are what we pay for civilized society," Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once observed. And that is true, as long as taxes are imposed fairly, reasonably and efficiently. Do Connecticut's taxes meet those criteria? Read More

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 6:43pm

A new change in current tax laws approved by the Kauai County Council on Wednesday is scheduled to bring relief to thousands of county taxpayers who experienced noticeable increases on their real property tax bills. Read More

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 6:42pm

The City of Fort St. John could change its tax exemption policy so that non-profits and churches would have to pay taxes on vacant land or undeveloped parking lots they own. Read More