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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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

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Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Questa, is circulating a draft of a bill meant to address skyrocketing property taxes tied to lost ag status on Taos County lands. Read More

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Next year, the typical Travis County homeowner will pay an additional $291 in property taxes to local governments, a nearly 5 percent increase in the average total property tax bill. Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:46pm

The Association of Indiana Counties’ (AIC) has awarded Allen County the 2014 County Achievement Award for the property tax kiosk in the treasurer’s office. The kiosk is the first of its kind in the nation and was conceptualized by County Treasurer Susan Orth and her staff. The kiosk has already served taxpayers by reducing waiting times during a busy tax collection season. Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:47pm

Would you buy something without having any idea what it costs?

I last posed this question a few months ago, not long after Michigan legislators adopted a bill sharply limiting who the state can go after for payment of delinquent corporate taxes. Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 5:48pm

Mark T. Brand, a former Indian River school board member, has argued that he is not the legal owner of two buildings in the village occupied by tenants who pay him rent — but state law suggests he is.  Read More