Property Taxes. Legal news and articles for December 30 - 31, 2011

Agency lawyer: Appeal court ruling will affect property tax collections statewideLast Minute Taxpayers Wait in Long Lines to Pay TaxesCounty Assessor Pam Pearsall Explains 27¢ Tax IncreaseReplacement levies mean tax bill may rise as property value fallsSilicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012Around the stateCumberland Matters: Cumberland County property tax deadline swiftly approachingLaws set to take effect New Year's DayTax scams that can get you into big trouble with the IRSSt. Charles County tax woes on final day to pay in personLast Minute Taxpayers Wait in Long Lines to Pay TaxesVt. panel: Property tax records should be publicNew laws for New Year's include congressional mapsVt. panel: Property tax records should be public; certain hospital errors ...Spring Valley Representatives Author 17 New California Laws

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Springfield 'B Team' fumbles the ball on CME-Sears tax-break bill
Crain's Chicago Business (blog)December 1, 2011

The real problem was in the House, which roundly rejected the Senate bill and failed to advance its own. With Mr. Madigan out of commission — apparently his law firm does property work for one or both of the exchanges — no one really was muscling ...more »

Des Moines budget plan: Cuts in spending, tax boost
DesMoinesRegister.comDecember 6, 2011

The US Justice Department in October reported that nearly 12000 police officers will have lost their jobs by the end of the year because of persistent economic woes. Another 30000 county and municipal law enforcement positions will not be filled, ...more »

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Agency lawyer: Appeal court ruling will affect property tax collections statewide
The RepublicDecember 31, 2011

Jill Craft says a 1976 state law gave sheriffs the power to set up their own tax districts and removed the ability to take commissions for collecting other agencies' taxes. A state district judge agreed. But a three-judge appeals panel overturned that ...more »

Last Minute Taxpayers Wait in Long Lines to Pay Taxes
Patch.comDecember 31, 2011

Long lines and short tempers were apparent this week as some St. Charles County residents waited to the last minute to pay their taxes in person. Many of them were like Chris Starkey of Weldon Spring. Starkey was missing his personal property tax bill...more »

County Assessor Pam Pearsall Explains 27¢ Tax Increase
Prescott eNewsDecember 31, 2011

Here's what she said: The law suit by the Arizona Cattlemen's Association boils down to about a $0.27 (27 cents) per acre increase total in property taxes and this will be phased in over seven years. I am running the Assessor's Office on the principle ...more »

Replacement levies mean tax bill may rise as property value falls
Columbus DispatchDecember 31, 2011

Children Services and the Board of Developmental Disabilities account for $342, or 65 percent, of the county's 2012 total property-tax bill for that homeowner. Those agencies cost about $251, or 60 percent, of the 2007 tax bill per $100000. ...more »

Silicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012
Patch.comDecember 31, 2011

SB 445: Updating Privacy Protections for Library Patrons Part of Simitian's annual “There Oughta Be A Law” contest, this extends library privacy protections to online content. SB 164: Preserving Funding for Child Abuse Prevention and Endangered Species ...more »

Around the state
Times DailyDecember 31, 2011

No matter how the appeals court rules, we need to acknowledge that keeping property taxes low has helped a small group of large landholders and hurt the state as a whole. Then, after acknowledging that, it should be changed by legislative action, ...more »

Cumberland Matters: Cumberland County property tax deadline swiftly approaching
Fayetteville ObserverDecember 31, 2011

Property taxes were collected by state governments until 1936, when North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment making it possible for the General Assembly to classify property for taxation. Now, property taxes are the primary revenue ...more »

Laws set to take effect New Year's Day
Elmira Star-GazetteDecember 31, 2011

Here's a list of some of the new laws taking effect Jan. 1: - The state's new tax code, which includes a modest tax decrease for middle-income earners and a higher rate for families making more than $2 million. - A cap on property taxes, limiting the ...more »

Tax scams that can get you into big trouble with the IRS
Washington PostDecember 31, 2011

This position is erroneously based on a provision of the tax code (Section 6020) that allows the IRS to determine the tax liability of a taxpayer and to prepare a tax return for persons who do not file or who file a false return. ...more »

St. Charles County tax woes on final day to pay in person
KSDKDecember 31, 2011

By Kathleen Berger St. Charles (KSDK) - The deadline to pay your personal property tax bill is here, and for many people in St. Charles County, their personal property tax bill shot up. On the last day St. Charles County offices are open, there was the ...more »

Last Minute Taxpayers Wait in Long Lines to Pay Taxes
Patch.comDecember 31, 2011

Starkey was missing his personal property tax bill and couldn't access the bill online on the County Collector's website. “Never got one,” Starkey said, standing in one of two lines stretching back through the county Administration Building in St. ...more »

Vt. panel: Property tax records should be public
Washington ExaminerDecember 30, 2011

AP A panel of Vermont lawmakers looking at the state's public records law will recommend that property tax information — even if it gives a big clue to someone's income — should remain public. The Public Records Legislative Study Committee will also ...more »

New laws for New Year's include congressional maps
Salt Lake TribuneDecember 30, 2011

Democrats say they plan to challenge the plans in court, but have not yet done so and are wrangling with the Legislature over obtaining communications between members about the plans. The final map led Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, to decide not to seek ...more »

Vt. panel: Property tax records should be public; certain hospital errors ...
The RepublicDecember 30, 2011

DAVE GRAM AP MONTPELIER, Vt. — A panel of Vermont lawmakers looking at the state's public records law will recommend that property tax information — even if it gives a big clue to someone's income — should remain public. The Public Records ...more »

Spring Valley Representatives Author 17 New California Laws
Patch.comDecember 30, 2011

Here's a complete list of laws that will go into effect beginning Sunday. AB 188 would make a 100 percent disabled veterans' property tax exemption available to the surviving spouse of a disabled veteran or service member killed on active duty, ...more »

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