Daily NAPTA Update 04.08.2024

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Single-Family Property Taxes See 7% Jump in 2023

Forbes Advisor

Property taxes collected on single-family homes in the United States surged almost 7% in 2023, soaring to $363 billion, according to a new report by ATTOM, a real estate data analytics company. That's almost double the previous year's increase of 3.6% and the steepest jump in five years., Individually, the average homeowner shelled out $4,062 in property taxes last year, about 4% more than in 2022.

6 telecom providers sue Santa Clara County for $19.3M in 'discriminatory' property taxes

Daily Journal

Six of the nation's largest telecommunications providers sued the County of Santa Clara, seeking to claw back $19.3 million in "discriminatory property taxes" the county allegedly refused to refund. According to the complaint, filed in Santa Clara Superior Court on Thursday, the county "illegally levied and erroneously and illegally collected" taxes at a rate disproportionate to those of other property owners during the fiscal years of 2016...

Colorado Democrats say property tax relief is coming

The Durango Herald

With just a month left in the state's legislative session, top Colorado lawmakers still haven't come out with a plan to deliver promised property tax relief – but they insist one is coming. “This is still a very high priority,” Sen. Chris Hansen, a Denver Democrat who is leading the Legislature's tax discussions, said Tuesday.

Kansas lawmakers scuttle a plan for cutting taxes, defying the governor and GOP leaders

ABC News

The state House rejected a plan to cut taxes by about $1.4 billion over the next three years. It resulted from a deal between Gov. Laura Kelly and top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature, but the House decided on a voice vote to have House and Senate negotiators draft a different plan. The vote was overwhelming enough that House members didn't ask for a count or roll call vote.

Kansas Legislature, fearful of dropping ball on tax reform, rush


The Kansas Legislature rebounded from dizzying defeat of a tax bill endorsed by Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican leadership by voting early Saturday for a three-year, $1.57 billion alternative that negotiators promised would deliver a state tax reduction to every Kansan.

Ore. Will Exempt Farm Machinery From Property Tax

Law360 Tax Authority

Oregon will exempt farm machinery from property tax under a bill signed by the governor…

Pittsburgh challenging another 104 properties over tax-exempt status

Pittsburgh Business Times

The City of Pittsburgh is challenging the tax-exempt status of another 104 properties owned by nonprofits, including some of the region's largest employers.

Ranchers seek answers from KCAD officials


About two dozen local ranchers attended a town hall last Wednesday evening to have their questions and concerns answered by the Kerr Central Appraisal District officials about the “2023 Agricultural Use Questionnaire” they received. The event was hosted by Pct. 4 Commissioner Don Harris at the Hill Country Youth Event Center.

How the Texas Public Policy Foundation Ducked Its Property Taxes

Texas Monthly

The Texas Public Policy Foundation, a right-wing think tank with ties to the state's most powerful politicians and political donors, has long lobbied legislators to abolish property taxes. So far, this effort has failed. But TPPF has succeeded in another ambitious goal: ducking its own property taxes.

Houston politics: Mayor John Whitmire suggests property tax increase to help pay for new $1.3 billion firefighter deal


Houston Mayor John Whitmire is proposing a possible tax hike because the city needs to figure out how to pay for a $1.3 billion deal he made with Houston firefighters to give them raises. His proposed plan could add $15 a month to property taxes for Houston homeowners. But, it will need voter approval first, according to a report from our partners at the Chron.

Burlington hikes Walmart's property tax assessment to $10.6M

Journal Times

Already headed for a jury trial this summer, Burlington and Walmart are battling anew after the city increased the retailer's 2023 property assessment above $10 million.

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