Daily NAPTA Update 3.16.2023

Posted by Diane Macri | Mar 16, 2023


Czech Property Tax May Double, Says Finance Minister
Brno Daily
Property taxes in the Czech Republic may rise by up to 100%, bringing extra revenue to the state budget of between CZK 6 to 8 billion. The property tax in the Czech Republic is one of the lowest in Europe, and currently goes to municipalities, but the state covers the administration costs of this tax of about CZK 1.2 billion a year. In 2022, the tax raised CZK 12.42 billion in total.


Most Iowans favor property tax cuts, eliminating income tax: Iowa Poll
Des Moines Register
Majorities of Iowans favor cutting property taxes and gradually eliminating the state's individual income tax, according to a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll. Fifty-eight percent of Iowans say they favor initiatives to “cut property taxes, limiting what local governments could spend on services.” Thirty-four percent are opposed and 8% are not sure.


Houghton community members held a demonstration against a community-damaging Walmart tax appeal, which is made possible due to a dark-store
Upper Michigan Source
A demonstration was held outside Houghton's Walmart store on Wednesday over its property tax appeal. It started at 2 o'clock and lasted three hours. Demonstrators from the community held up signs at the corner of M-26 and Razorback Dr. Their message that Walmart does not deserve special tax treatment was clear.


Jackson County property values may jump 30%: assessor
Jackson County faced criticism in the past about property values and how much tax money homeowners needed to pay. New assessments are expected to be mailed to property owners in the coming weeks. Before they hit mailboxes, the assessor's office answered questions about the process.


Ohio's Property Tax Exemptions: Do 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organizations Still Need to Pay Taxes on Their Real Property?
Ohio provides for property tax exemptions for real property held by 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. However, the exemption is not automatic. The exemption generally applies to real property owned by a qualifying 501(c)(3) non-profit business, provided that there is a charitable use of the real property.


Texas Legislature could derail Austin's transit expansion
Austin Monitor
Austin's slowly shrinking vision for a fast-moving urban rail system by the end of the decade is about to face a new challenge, one that could upend the voter-approved transit expansion: property tax warriors in the Texas Legislature.


Seattle ordered to repay some waterfront property owners
The Seattle Times
A King County judge last week ordered the city to refund tax payments to seven downtown Seattle property owners that have been made under a hyperlocal tax, passed in 2019, potentially opening up a funding gap for the multimillion-dollar waterfront project.

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