Varcoe: Alberta trying to get energy companies to resolve unpaid taxes
Two Alberta cabinet ministers sent letters over the past week to more than 100 energy companies behind on their property tax bills to municipal governments. “We expect to hear from you within 10 days on steps that your company is taking to resolve these outstanding tax arrears,” the form letter stated.
New Jersey and Illinois have the highest effective property tax rates for owner occupied homes
California Lawmakers Propose Constitutional Amendment to Abolish the State Board of Equalization
The BOE is a constitutionally established elected body that has served the people of California for more than 140 years. The BOE plays a critical role in the oversight of the state's property tax system, which is one of the largest revenue sources in the state.
Berkeley County golf course tax break should have been public
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A big problem with the economic development incentives that the state of South Carolina and local governments use to lure businesses — beyond the obvious secrecy that almost always surrounds them — is that it's too easy for governments to dole them out to businesses that would have located in the state or even the particular county anyway.
Kilgore ISD property tax $2.97M class action settlement
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Kilgore Independent School District (ISD) agreed to pay $2.97 million to resolve claims it collected illegal property taxes on homestead exemption properties. The settlement benefits individuals who own real property within the Kilgore Independent School District's boundaries that had a valid homestead exemption...
Texas Attorney General's Office Opines on Public Facility Corporations Operating on a Statewide Basis
On March 8, the Texas Office of the Attorney General (the “AG Office”) issued a legal opinion regarding the ability of a public facility corporation (“PFC”) formed by a municipal management district (“MMD”) to acquire property outside of the geographic boundaries of the MMD. Rather than providing a definitive conclusion, the AG Office characterized the question as factual in nature and therefore beyond the scope of an advisory opinion.