Recent News

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:27pm

Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Questa, is circulating a draft of a bill meant to address skyrocketing property taxes tied to lost ag status on Taos County lands. Read More

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 9:43pm

Larimer County commissioners have decided to appeal the decision by the Board of Assessment Appeals on Friday that granted the YMCA a religious property tax exemption. Read More

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 9:49pm

It can be a bit challenging to obtain recognition as a tax exempt organization by the IRS.  Last month’s decision in the Oregon Tax Court in the case of Newspace Center for Photography shows that gaining exemption from local property taxes is much more challenging.  The Multnomah County Assessor did not question that NCP was a 501(c)(3) organization – the gold standard for federal tax exemption.  The assessor also did not question that according to its bylaws it is organized “exclusively for charitable and educational purposes”. Nonetheless, the Assessor expected to collect property tax on its facility. Read More