Travis County chief appraiser Marya Crigler says taxpayers are losing millions of dollars because of a broken system. Read More

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While moving Midland County property tax collections to Midland Central Appraisal District (MCAD) was met with positive responses, according to the chief appraiser, the consolidation itself is still mostly unknown to residents. So the appraiser wants to remind residents of the change that happened months ago. Read More

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A building currently owned by Neosho County could end up costing taxpayers thousands of extra dollars, when property taxes become due at the end of this calendar year. The building, at 18 N. Evergreen in downtown Chanute, formerly housed a Curves gym before the county bought it in July of 2013 at the cost of $70K. It was initially intended to be used as the new location of the Neosho County Health Department. However, according to County Clerk Randal Neely, it was decided that major work would need to be done to make the facility more weatherproof. Read More

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When it rains, it pours.  On January 20, the Indiana Tax Court issued eleven rulings dismissing property tax exemption appeals for lack of jurisdiction. Read More

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Two New York City councilmen are seeking tax rebates for the owners of small properties. Read More

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Gen. Paul Selva, the U.S. Transportation Command commander, is set to introduce the military’s new Transport Isolation System, a module-based system designed to move people with highly contagious diseases and protect caregivers from infection. Read More

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Texas farmers and ranchers can be granted property tax relief on their land. They may apply to the Gaines County Appraisal District for agricultural productivity appraisal and for a lower appraisal of their land based on how much they produce, versus what their land would sell for in the open market. Read More

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District Attorney Bruce Curry is the latest lawyer to take a professional interest in an almost $90,000 cash shortfall in the Gillespie County tax office, according to a recent outside audit. Read More

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Two weeks deep into 2015 and more than 5,000 Ft. Bend County homeowners still don't know how much to pay in property tax for last year. Read More

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Comptroller’s estimate shows an extra $18 billion available, despite caution caused by oil price drop

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Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the positive revenue estimate revealed by the state comptroller on Monday reinforces the need to cut taxes for homeowners and businesses. Read More

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EDINBURG – Hidalgo County Tax Assessor/Collector Pablo “Paul” Villarreal Jr. announced Friday that a convenience fee for on-line e-check payments made through the county’s website will no longer be charged. Taxes are due by Saturday, Jan. 31.

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The chair of the property Appraisal Review Board, whose term ended last month, routinely told members to side with the Central Appraisal District on contested property valuations, predetermined settlements and punished those who didn’t follow her instructions. Read More

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Municipality argues that Morristown Medical Center is actually for-profit facility and should be stripped of property-tax exemption Read More

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A Jefferson County woman is suing over claims she was paid less by her employer based upon her race before being unlawfully terminated. Read More

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Lawmakers from both parties pledged to deliver property tax relief to Texans in the upcoming legislative session. Read More

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The 2015 Oregon Legislature will consider a bill to end farm property tax exemptions in 2018. Currently, farmland is taxed at a reduced value through a special assessment program, and crops, livestock, and farm machinery are exempt, as are many other on-farm items. If the bill passes, Oregon farmers will see a steep increase in their state tax liability. Read More

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After saving money in a few departments, the city is spending $50,000 on a lobbyist to represent the city’s interests in the upcoming legislative session, which starts Jan. 13. Read More

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Recent News

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:32pm

A Democratic state senator wants to do away with rich companies getting unfair tax breaks. Read More

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:43pm

After 2-1/2 years as chief appraiser of the Wilson County Appraisal District, Brian Stahl is resigning. Stahl read his resignation letter during the Feb. 25 meeting of the district’s board of directors. . . .
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 9:43pm

Texas’s Williamson County hired hundreds of workers and ran up debt as it became home to two of the 10 fastest-growing U.S. cities. Now, state tax cuts threaten to crimp the revenue it needs to pay for the expansion.  Read More

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:35pm

An effort to rein in local property taxes was delayed Monday as city and county officials pressed lawmakers to kill the measure, saying it would keep them from meeting local needs. Read More

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:51pm

As your lieutenant governor, I was pleased to join the chairwoman of Senate finance, Sen. Jane Nelson, and a bipartisan group of 24 Texas Senators to announce one of the largest tax relief packages in Texas’ history. It is a bold plan that provides $4.6 billion in property tax relief for struggling homeowners as well as big and small businesses trying to make ends meet. Read More