Unfair Property Taxes and What to Do About Them
Baltimore has the highest property tax rate in Maryland and homeowners in the city pay nearly twice the rate of their counterparts in surrounding counties. It's a perennial issue—and complaint—and many believe it's keeping Charm City from realizing its full economic potential.
Sardagnola to retire as Sutton's principal assessor after 35 years
The Millbury Sutton Chronicle
For 35 years, Joyce Sardagnola has worked at the town's Assessors office; for the past several years, she's been the principal assessor. She recently announced her retirement to Town Manager James Smith, who announced it to the Select Board during its July 12 meeting.
A 90%, 10-year tax abatement for Lakeview Farms was passed on emergency on second reading at Monday's meeting. Lakeview Farms plans a $24-35 million expansion at the Delphos plant on Gressel Drive. The expansion will retain more than 320 jobs and add at least 15 more.
Oregon Capital Chronicle
Gas prices and grocery bills have headlined the immediate effects of rising inflation on household budgets. But inflation has downstream effects that will swamp public budgets as well, eroding the capacity of state and local revenues to sustain support for vital services.
The property tax assessment system that could've been
The accuracy and fairness of property assessments in Allegheny County are again being challenged in court. The legal wrangling is far from new. Current cases are just the latest iteration of property owners seeking judicial intervention because the county lacks any schedule to routinely reassess property values for tax purposes.
Many North Texans got sticker shock when their property tax appraisals arrived in the mail last month. And more than ever, homeowners are doing something about it, or at least trying to. As of Thursday, the Dallas Central Appraisal District had received 176,337 protests for residential and business properties.
The final piece in the incentive package for GlobiTech's $5 billion expansion may soon fall into place. Officials with Sherman Independent School District have received a response from the state comptroller's office about proposed value limitations requested by the GlobiTech and parent company GlobalWafers for the project.
Sue Wilkerson, an Ogden real estate broker, has noticed the changed valuations of some of her properties. Taken in conjunction with proposed tax hikes that 10 taxing entities are considering, it doesn't bode for a pretty picture.