Daily NAPTA Update 05.03.2024

Posted by Diane Macri | May 03, 2024 | 0 Comments

The tax rebellion that could reshape Western politics


Across the Mountain West, an influx of coastal out-of-staters are causing property taxes to skyrocket, sparking a backlash that could scramble politics across the region. In some Montana counties, property tax bills jumped by 46 percent in 2023. In Colorado, increases are as high as 40 percent. And in Wyoming, homeowners have been facing double digit percent increases for years.

Indiana residents see property tax assessments spike nearly 50%


Homeowners in Indiana were caught by surprise when they received their property assessments. The assessments measure what's trending in the housing market and some people say their assessments have doubled. The system in at least St. Joseph County has changed the way it calculates property taxes. 

South Bend residents see spike in property tax assessments


The deadline for Indiana property owners to pay their spring property tax installments is one week from Friday. What you pay depends on where you live. Online property tax records show South Bend Mayor James Mueller will see his property tax bill go up 6.4% this year compared to last, while Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood will pay 4.5% less.

Judge Asks Pike, Mall To Mediate Property Tax Scuffle

Enterprise Journal

A judge wants Pike County and the owner of McComb's mall to mediate a long-running dispute over property taxes before making a ruling of his own. Pike County Circuit Court Judge Mike Taylor heard nearly two hours of arguments Tuesday afternoon from the county's attorney, Amanda Tollison, and Simon Bailey, representing Rockstep Capital.

Watford City passes property tax exemption for new homes


Watford City officials approved a property tax exemption for homeowners moving into a newly built house. City Assessor Rita Olson said the exemption is available for single-family homes that began construction after March 1. The resolution takes $150,000 off the dwelling value of the home for property tax purposes for two years. Olson said the move is designed to spur more housing construction.

New political action committee pours $70K into Tarrant Appraisal District race

Fort Worth Report

Less than a year ago, residents had no say in who sat on the Tarrant Appraisal District board of directors. Now, days before voters head to the polls May 4 for a historic election, a new political action committee has spent more than $70,000 to boost a slate supporters say is prepared to make big changes.

These TAD board candidates want to cap your appraisal. But that's not what the law allows


While nearly every candidate in the race for the Tarrant Appraisal District board mentions fixing the IT issues, some also aim to change the way value appraisals are done. Tarrant Taxpayer Advocates, the PAC supporting Callie Rigney, Eric Morris and Matt Bryant, said the slate plans to move appraisals to every three years and cap residential appraisal Increases at 5%.

El Paso Central Appraisal District struggling with changes made by the state

KTSM 9 News

El Pasoans trying to protest their property tax appraisal online this week have had to deal with the appraisal district's portal being down. A note on the El Paso Central Appraisal District's (EPCAD) website reads: “We regret to inform you that the Electronic Portal is presently unavailable due to updates mandated by the 88th Texas Legislation on the Texas Property Tax Code.”

Are homeowners paying more than their fair share of property taxes?

Millard County Chronicle Progress

Utah homeowners are carrying a disproportionate share of the state's property tax burden because assessors find it more difficult to correctly determine the value of commercial property, resulting in a “tax shift” from one sector to another. That's one of the key findings legislative auditors released last Wednesday in a report that identified several issues with Utah's property tax system and made a slate of suggestions to Utah lawmakers.

Owner says King County appraiser pushed ‘tax advocacy' side biz after boosting valuation

The Seattle Times

King County is investigating an assessor's office employee accused in a recent lawsuit of offering to help lower a property owner's land valuations — which would translate to a lower tax bill — if the property owner hired the employee's private side business.

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