Delaware-based Shiloh Industries plans to bring 150 jobs and about $20 million in investment to the Clarksville site formerly home to a Contech/Metal Forge factory. Read More

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New York City and the state want the courts to dismiss a challenge to the city's property-tax system. Read More

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A property owner whose appeal for tax relief was denied Thursday by the Oxford County Board of Assessment Review has asked for an immediate rehearing. Read More

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Morgan County is preparing to fight Safeway Inc. in Colorado over the value of its property. Read More

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Denton County and many of its cities and school districts saw growth of 10 percent or more in their tax rolls this year, according to certified totals released by the Denton Central Appraisal District. Read More

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The Central Appraisal district -- one of the most-criticized agencies in El Paso -- has taken its share of shots for the way it values our properties. Read More

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Following a 45-minute executive session with County Attorney Jim Tirey, Hale County commissioners on Monday approved Tri Global Energy’s tax abatement application on its Hale Community Energy Project. Read More

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What happens to a property tax exemption when a nonprofit sells its building to an entity that will use it for a non-exempt purpose? As of July 1, 2014, and extending through 2015, the new owner will owe property tax on the property for the next 2014-pay-2015 or 2015-pay-2016 installment, regardless of the property's exempt status at the time of acquisition. This policy reverses on January 1, 2016, and the exemption will apply to the next tax bill for assessment dates starting that year, regardless of the change in ownership. Competing legislation in Indiana's 2014 legislative session created this temporary about face. Read More

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From the publisher

28 Jul 2014

Nothing gets El Paso property owners more fired up than property valuations and the Central Appraisal District. Read More

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"As politicians pitch reforms for Texas’ property tax system, the Travis Central Appraisal District is preparing to air its own list of more than a dozen proposed fixes that range from amending key provisions in state law to changing the way appraisal notices are written." Read More

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Property taxes in Hamilton could jump as much as 42 percent in the upcoming year as the city looks for additional revenue to complete a number of infrastructure projects. Read More

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The Travis Central Appraisal District has requested an unprecedented boost of $2.9 million in next year’s budget to scrutinize the agency’s appraisals for accuracy and to mount a stronger defense against commercial property owners who challenge their tax bill. Read More

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The loss of $65 million of taxable value from Luminant won't cripple Milam County's budget this year, thanks to mineral interests that are starting to pay off, county officials said. Read More

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Lake County taxes are set to go up as much as 18 percent. County commissioners aproved the tentative millage increase Tuesday. Read More

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Recent News

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 9:49pm

It can be a bit challenging to obtain recognition as a tax exempt organization by the IRS.  Last month’s decision in the Oregon Tax Court in the case of Newspace Center for Photography shows that gaining exemption from local property taxes is much more challenging.  The Multnomah County Assessor did not question that NCP was a 501(c)(3) organization – the gold standard for federal tax exemption.  The assessor also did not question that according to its bylaws it is organized “exclusively for charitable and educational purposes”. Nonetheless, the Assessor expected to collect property tax on its facility. Read More

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:10pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:11pm

I<!--p:BC BCJ Body Copy RR drop cap--> n late July, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to increase the property tax millage rate by 18 percent to fund raises for county employees, the purchase of new vehicles, expansion of parks and more money for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.<!--p:BC BCJ Body Copy RR drop cap-->  Read More

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:12pm

With Air Show planes soaring overhead a group of local residents protesting a property tax hike held up signs Wednesday on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Read More