New Britain (CT) Mayor Erin Stewart has drawn a line in the sand for the New Britain Rock Cats (Class AA; Eastern League): pay past-due property taxes on New Britain Stadium or face eviction at the end of the season. Read More

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The NAACP on Thursday blasted a number of local tax incentives offered to developers and corporations as undermining a "grand pillar of democracy." Read More

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It’s no secret: Property taxes have taken a significant turn upward the past decade in Rio Rancho. Read More

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A recent Nevada Supreme Court decision suggests that community association common areas may be subject to property tax based upon the value of common area improvements, even if the underlying land is effectively valueless because it is encumbered by restrictions of the community association. While this case is based on interpretation of Nevada law, it could have broader implications as states across the country seek new revenue sources to shore up their finances. Read More

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Big business is taking no chances to make sure voters approve a statewide referendum needed so a gradual $500 million cut in taxes on their machinery and equipment stays intact. Read More

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If HPI were to eventually regain its property tax exemption, not only would it not have to pay the outstanding taxes, it would be entitled to recoup the roughly $57,000 per year it has paid since 2006. Read More

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County assessors across California believe that the property located in their counties is worth substantially more this year than it was last year. Each assessor is required to prepare an annual assessment roll consisting of all taxable property in their county. In many counties, roll values increased substantially:  Alameda (↑6.47%), Contra Costa (↑9.09%), Los Angeles (↑5.05% est.), Orange (↑6.42%), Riverside (↑7.7%), San Diego (↑6.02%), San Francisco (↑5.9%), San Mateo (↑5.61%), and Santa Clara (↑6.8%). This is in spite of Proposition 13 protections and reflects, in part, a return to base year values after reductions given after the 2008 market collapse. Read More

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Travis County Chief Appraiser Marya Crigler has jumped into the

debate over how to fix the state’s appraisal system, joining a chorus of

critics who say the system is unfairly weighted toward commercial

property owners.

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Across Summit County, home values are set to fall 2.2 percent in the county's comprehensive, six-year property reappraisal. Read More

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For the second straight year, the Fayette County real estate market has seen significant growth in terms of the number of homes sold. Median sale prices continue to be strong, and the overall property tax roll in Fayette County has surpassed $23 billion for the first time. Read More

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Recent litigation against the Central Appraisal District by the Outlet Shoppes of El Paso has left the Canutillo Independent School District paying back more than a million dollars. Read More

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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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Recent News

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:53pm

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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