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Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 4:22pm

The 2014 value roll is certified, protests have been completed by the Appraisal Review Board and only tax bills and judicial appeals remain to complete the 2014 tax year. There were 1057 property accounts protested with 504 of those being set for ARB hearing. 553 accounts were settled prior to the ARB hearing and the ARB handed down 105 orders of value. There were also 81 accounts that did not show up for their hearing and 94 accounts that withdrew their protest prior to the hearing. These numbers account for a little over three percent of the total property accounts in Erath County and are up from previous recent years because the district increased values across Erath County for the first time in seven years. Read More

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:36pm

The general concept of property tax caps may sound simple: To limit the cost to property owners, property taxes can be no more than a fixed percentage of the property’s assessed value. Read More

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:35pm

A dispute over property taxes has erupted in the race for Illinois treasurer, with Democratic nominee Michael Frerichs having to explain why he failed to pay a type of property tax on space he leases for his political and legislative offices — the latter for six years in a row. Read More

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:28pm

Six Fulton state lawmakers and one former state lawmaker have filed suit against Fulton County to block Fulton from raising its property tax rate. The legal action comes after the Fulton commission voted to raise the county’s millage rate by more than 17% this week. Those suing the county claim it violates a state law that says the county cannot raise its property tax rate until 2015. Read More

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:27pm

There’s a new person to loathe when your property taxes increase again (yes. that’s right. they NEVER decrease) Read More