Italy's Catholic Church has shifted gears and shown a willingness to revisit its tax-exempt status amid renewed criticism that much of its vast real estate holdings isn't subject to local property taxes. READ MORE...

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Condos and HOAs

02 Dec 2011

Most homeowners know and agree that the Florida Constitution contains a “homestead exemption”. Invariably, that is where the agreement ends. Many people do not realize that there are three different types of “homestead exemption” in the state constitution. This is one part of the Wikipedia article on Florida homestead that is correct – but be careful about the rest. Florida’s Constitution has included homestead exemptions for over a hundred years. They are as follows: READ MORE...

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The number of properties with delinquent property taxes is down this year in both Columbia-area counties, reversing a post-recession trend. Read More...

Minnesota House Republicans said Monday they'd push for property tax relief for home and business owners in the next legislative session, amid continuing fallout from the elimination of a popular property tax credit earlier this year. READ MORE...

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Simmons said the market has suffered because the existing Save Our Homes structure has created a “great inequity” in property taxes between neighbors, between nonhomesteaded property and homestead land, and even with new home buyers having to pay current market assessments, while longtime homesteaded neighbors pay far less. READ MORE...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment that would make North Dakota the only state in the nation to abolish property taxes is stirring statewide controversy. READ MORE...

SALEM, Ore. -- The promise of lucrative tax breaks helped persuade Facebook to build a data center in one of Oregon's most economically depressed counties. Now, the state and the company are in a dispute over how much Facebook may owe in property taxes, and the social networking giant fears it could be taxed on intangible assets like the value of its powerful brand. Read More...

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Replacing police fee

24 May 2011

By The Salt Lake Star Tribune


by: Katie Herrera



Schools are bracing for the largest public education cuts since World War II.


U.S. Oil Co. Inc. has won an appellate court ruling in an assessment case that may lead to a $530,000 tax refund from the City of Milwaukee.




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