Daily NAPTA Update 04.04.2024

Posted by Diane Macri | Apr 04, 2024 | 0 Comments

How a Pandemic Boom Led to a ‘Property Tax Mess’ in Colorado

The New York Times

Marleen Gamble had already taken out a reverse mortgage on her townhouse in 2018 to keep up with the steady increase in expenses eating into the Social Security checks that are her only source of income. Then this year, Ms. Gamble, a retired X-ray technician, faced a 20 percent spike in her property tax bill.

Opinion: Taxpayers revolt over property tax assessments

Juneau Empire

While we all have different ideas on how our tax money should be spent, it's important to put aside those differences to ensure that property tax assessments are fair, transparent and justifiable. Recently, broad agreement on this issue resulted in draft legislation now under consideration.

Mainers Bear Nation's Highest Property Tax Burden, 4th Highest Tax Burden Overall: WalletHub Study

The Maine Wire

Mainers are some of the most heavily taxed citizens in the United States. According to a recent study conducted by personal finance website WalletHub, Mainers currently bear the nation's highest property tax burden and are responsible for the country's fourth highest total tax burden.

Boston city councilor opposes Mayor Wu’s plan to raise commercial tax rates

Boston Herald

Flynn, per a statement from his office, chose to oppose a home rule petition Mayor Michelle Wu filed with the City Council this week after speaking with business leaders, residents, and the authors of a recent report that warned the city's eroding commercial tax base could lead to a $1 billion-plus budget gap in five years.

Fighting your tax assessment? These are your odds

The Real Deal

A new Tax Commission report on last year's tax certiorari hearings provides a glimpse into what owners can expect when they challenge their assessed property values: The chances of getting a hearing before the commission are low, and even more unlikely is actually landing the tax reduction.

NYers Refusing to Pay Property Taxes, After Lien Sales Program Nixed

The Jewish Voice

More New Yorkers continue to shrug off paying their property taxes, since the pandemic when city officials nixed thetax-lien sales program which served to punish delinquency in the payments. Overdue property taxes are forecasted to hit the highest level ever in history, ballooning by more than 30% to over $880 million at the end of the fiscal year in June, compared to three years ago.

Victoria Central Appraisal District election canceled

Crossroads Today

The Victoria Central Appraisal District election set for May 4 was canceled. Only three candidates registered in time for the election. They are certified as unopposed and elected. Joining the Victoria Central Appraisal District Board of Directors are Judy Clegg in At Large Position 1, Zed Stewart in At Large Position 2, and Dale Zuck in At Large Position 3.

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