Recent News

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 8:07pm

Sears Holding Corp. could collect a $205,748 property tax refund from the City of Racine under a settlement agreement recently recommended for approval by the Finance and Personnel Committee. Read More

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:57pm

BASF received another reason to choose Freeport for its new propylene facility when Brazosport College approved its application for a tax abatement if the plant is built there. Read More

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:56pm

A top aide to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder who ran for a Republican precinct delegate post this month in Bath Township is registered to vote in two states and has reportedly claimed principal property tax exemptions in each. Read More

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:55pm

 A sales tax increase approved by Leavenworth voters earlier this year is paying off with a 40 percent cut in the city's property tax. Read More

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:53pm

There have been a number of controversies concerning the tax-exempt status of YMCAs around the nation, most recently in Kansas, where for-profit health clubs contended that they were no different than YMCAs and deserved YMCA-like tax exemptions. Although the “C” in YMCA stands for “Christian,” the notion of a YMCA as a religious entity doesn’t seem to have been much of a consideration. But it has apparently been an issue in Colorado, where earlier this month the Colorado Board of Assessment Appeals approved a full property tax exemption for religious use to the YMCA of the Rockies. Read More