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Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:48pm

California lawmakers recently introduced SCA 5, a new proposal of an old idea to create a “split-roll” property tax.  The proposed constitutional amendment would remove Proposition 13’s limits on property taxes for commercial and industrial properties. The measure would allow for yearly reassessment of those properties to ensure their property taxes reflect current market value, as opposed to only reassessing a property when it changes ownership.  Protections for residential and agricultural property assessments would remain in place. Read More

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:46pm

The Atlanta partners behind the SkyView Ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta plan to pay unpaid taxes to a Florida county that is prepared to sell the multi-million dollar attraction to get its money, a spokesman for the partners said Wednesday. Read More

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:39pm

As expected Monday morning, the Appraisal Review Board for the Travis Central Appraisal District effectively accepted the "agreed order" between the city of Austin and TCAD – suspending, for the moment, the city's challenge of TCAD's commercial property valuations. The suspension was essentially a tactical maneuver by Mayor Steve Adler and the city's attorneys, allowing the TCAD certification of the current year's tax rolls to proceed by the statutory end of Aug­ust – but then allowing the city to appeal the ARB decision to state district court, and meanwhile share its discovery information of commercial market prices with TCAD's appraisers. Read More

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 11:03pm

New York has the highest property taxes in the nation: The New York City suburbs pay the most, while upstate counties pay the most compared to home values. Read More

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:53pm

The Rutherford County Commission Budget Committee stood by a recommended 7.8 percent property increase for schools in a 5-2 vote Wednesday, two days before the final decision is made. Read More