Alabama Daily News
Alabama's per capita property tax collections are the lowest in the nation. That's good for home and property owners, “but creates a revenue deficit, leaving state and local governments with less to spend to provide government services such as education, health, and public safety.” Alabama's state and local sales tax rates are among the highest in the U.S., compensating for low property taxes.
Today Disney has filed such lawsuits multiple times before and has won in the past. They say the excessive property taxes are a result of inappropriate appraisal methods. In a 2020 lawsuit, the appraisal method used by then Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh was declared illegal. The lawsuit also names the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District as a “political subdivision.”
Boston is losing out on hundreds of millions of dollars in property taxes due to the city's numerous tax-exempt institutions, including colleges and hospitals. The city has a PILOT Program, which stands for Payment in Lieu of Tax, where tax-exempt institutions are asked to make voluntary payments. However, the amounts they actually give to the city vary widely. A bill being considered on Beacon Hill would require payments to cities and towns across Massachusetts.
The Nevada Independent
On the heels of an effort by the City of North Las Vegas to hold a special election this month, Nevada Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar's opposition was clear. “Having an election during December is just generally not a good idea,” Aguilar said to reporters following a September event on voter engagement. “I don't think it's a transparent process for the citizens of North Las Vegas.”
The total value of all real estate in Montgomery County has reached its highest point in history, county Auditor Karl Keith confirmed today. The county has $40.8 billion in total value. That record high comes as a result of a $9.3 billion increase in 2023's property value update, a 29-percent increase. It doesn't include things like new construction.
Plum residents voiced concerns and, at one point, erupted in anger as council approved a nearly 40% increase in borough property taxes Wednesday. Council voted 6-1, with Dave Vento against, to increase the borough's 2024 property tax rate by 1.85 mills, from 4.78 mills to 6.63 mills. It will support the borough's $25.1 million 2024 budget, which was approved unanimously.
Wisconsin property taxes will see their most significant jump since 2007. The organization's report says gross local property taxes will go up 4.7%. While the state this year passed major increases to local government aid through shared revenue and public school funding, thanks in part to a massive surplus, the report says those increases in state aid will not keep property taxes down for December bills and 2024.