Kern County scored an important court victory against Chevron USA Inc. this week in a landmark property tax case that had threatened a key source of local government funding. Read More

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The McPherson County Commission gave preliminary approval to a 10-year 100 percent property tax abatement for a Viega expansion. Read More

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Vermont’s property tax system is unfair, complicated and getting worse every year. Its very complexity tends to hide the basic facts that would reveal how unfair it is. We must act to make major changes, and in the upcoming legislative session. Read More

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A Harris County resident is asking that her horses be allowed to graze on nearly 20 acres of land in Jefferson County. Read More

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The city is looking to replace millions of dollars that will vanish when a local tax on businesses goes away next summer. Property owners could see their tax bills increase as a result. Read More

The Upshot has a horrific story about hedge fund manager William Ackman buying a $90 million penthouse condo to... sit on it empty until someone ponies up a higher price, your basic condo flipping you usually associate with cookie-cutter suburban developments.   Read More

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Not only does Illinois have one of the most unfair tax systems in the country, but it terms of overall tax climate, it finishes in the bottom half, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation.Read More

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Even though downtown Phoenix property owners will face higher property tax rates due to the use of a tax incentive, the city of Phoenix approved the incentive’s use earlier this month on a residential tower that will be built on the current Central Station site and is looking to use it for future development projects. Read More

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Anniston's largest industrial employer is planning a $13 million expansion. Read More

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 A Washington think tank on state and local taxes is cautioning legislators against joining the rush to eliminate the business personal property tax. Read More

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The Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo has settled a long-running dispute over the value used to set its property tax bills. Read More

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Miami-Dade’s debt tax will soar in the coming years, even if voters reject a $390 million borrowing plan for a new courthouse, according to county forecasts. Read More

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 A man facing felony charges in the L.A. County Assessor's Office corruption scandal claims in court that investigators lacked probable cause to arrest him, and that he "played no role whatsoever" in the fraud. Read More

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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

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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

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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

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Tax relief approved

12 Oct 2014

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

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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

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Recent News

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 8:51pm

Sen. Dan Patrick, the incoming lieutenant governor, has said that when he takes office, he wants to take steps to keep the National Guard on the border longer than currently envisioned. “Border security is a top priority for me.”  Read More

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 8:52pm

A manual recount showed that Lewis County Assessor Dianne Dorey won re-election by just 23 votes. Read More

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:37pm

Homeowners in Indian Hill will likely have a lower property tax following a recent court ruling. Read More

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 6:02pm

The Department of Revenue recently reported that preliminary property taxes for 2015 are 4.2% higher than the payable 2014 levels. Local governments will establish their final levies at the end of December and they often adjust them slightly downward. Nevertheless, a 4% increase or more on a statewide basis is likely. Read More