Alabama pays the lowest property taxes in the nation
When it comes to taxes, Alabama is all over the map. The Yellowhammer State leads the United States in local sales tax, but a big driver of that fact is the state's nation-low property tax rate. The average Alabamian paid just $632 in property taxes in 2020, according to a recent report from the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama. That's by far the the lowest in the nation, and just over a third of the national rate.
Your property tax bill in Eagle County isn't likely to rise 70%, despite soaring property values
Eagle County's rising property values are unlikely to be matched by corresponding property tax hikes. The Eagle River Fire Protection District, which covers the Eagle River Valley from the top of Tennessee Pass to Wolcott, with the exception of Vail, is asking voters this spring for a property tax increase in the May 2 election. If approved, the increase would raise roughly $2 million per year.
Fla. Legislature Passes ‘Live Local' Housing Bill
Florida Senate President Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples) created and strongly backed the bill, called the “Live Local” plan. On social media, Florida Realtors also thanked Speaker of the House Paul Renner (R-Palm Coast) and Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera (R-Coral Gables) for their efforts in getting the bill passed.
Minnesota school board denies Hormel tax abatement for child care center.
During a school board meeting last week, the Austin Public School Board voted to deny a tax abatement request by Hormel Foods for a child care center in Austin, Minn. Before this vote, the Austin City Council and the Mower County Board of Commissioners approved the tax abatement request, according to earlier reporting to the Austin Daily Herald.
MS tax collector threatens to refuse to work until he gets a raise
A Desoto County tax collector, Joey Treadway, is threatening he'll stop collecting taxes unless he's paid more to do his job. The warning reportedly came in the form of a letter during the March 20 county board of supervisors meeting in which Treadway cited the increased county growth as a reason for doubling his salary.
Property valuations due out in Jackson County have residents on edge
New property valuations due out in the next few weeks in Jackson County have some property owners on edge. According to Jackson County Assessment Director Gail McCann Beatty, the value of homes increased on average 30 percent since the last valuation in 2021.
Meck Commissioner Meier wants 'public review' of how country clubs received lower tax assessments
Mecklenburg Commissioner Laura Meier said on Friday she wants a “public review” of how the county assessed the tax value of country clubs, after WFAE and the Charlotte Ledger reported that many saw their assessments drop significantly. Quail Hollow Club in south Charlotte saw its tax value fall from $13.5 million in 2019 to just under $10 million this year.
Butler County property values 'astronomical,' auditor says as big increases expected
Butler County Auditor Nancy Nix is warning the state has indicated it might mandate a 24% property value hike this year for the mandated triennial reassessment, following big tax bills from the last reappraisal. Property in all counties is reappraised every six years, and property values are updated every third year.
Texas lawmakers propose bills to help homeowners save money
Andrew Morrells say their property taxes jumped by about $3,000 since they bought their home in Garland in 2019. "It seems to be just going up every year." He and his wife Karin say during that time, their home's appraisal increased from $305,000 to $410,000, and that's even after they challenged it. Morrell said, "It's still a pretty tough bill to swallow."
Commissioners could approve new oil refinery tax break terms Monday
A key step in the process of bringing an oil refinery to Bloomington could be taken Monday. Victoria County commissioners are scheduled to discuss and potentially approve a document that outlines all of the tax incentives El Campo-based Prairie Energy Partners would receive from the county for its proposed refinery.
Texas Is On The Cusp Of Trouble
The Texas Miracle—a state now with 30 million inhabitants, putting the heat on California as the greatest place people have ever flocked to in pursuit of the American Dream. For years, Texas has been the picture of mass prosperity. Homeownership within everyone's grasp (and a stellar housing stock). Jobs galore. Entrepreneurial opportunities everywhere. Zillions of children.
Chuck Gray's Dad Takes Property Tax Fight To Wyoming Supreme Court
Cowboy State Daily
The Wyoming Secretary of State's father has appealed his property tax dispute to the state Supreme Court. Jan Charles Gray, of Casper, who is father to Secretary of State Chuck Gray, appealed to the high court Monday in an ongoing land-value dispute against the Converse County Assessor's Office.