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

Tax Win Inspires CopycatsOpen bid: $350 for every property in 'last chance' tax foreclosure auctionSecond half property taxes are dueVerner budget proposal suggests increasing property taxProperty tax confusion pokes Facebook in Ore.Oneida Common Council considering 2 percent tax cap overrideShould Congress Pass Obama's Jobs Bill In Pieces?Seniors must re-apply for property tax exemptionCandidate Profile: John Ducey (D)Anthony R. Bucco, Republican incumbentEditorial: Pass law on energy benefitCharges of favoritism tinge Indialantic property disputeWestfield school officials debate tax capSeminar on aiding homeowners in challenging tax assessmentsFlat tax will widen growing income gap

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Bill would let more students attend private schools with public money
Chillicothe GazetteOctober 3, 2011

In the Chillicothe City Schools, a district already reeling from lost revenue through open enrollment and the phase-out of the tangible personal property tax, the voucher bill is being perceived as yet another attack on public schools by state ...more »

Lindbergh Homeowners Face 23 Percent Property Tax Jump
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

The rate of the debt service fund is set by state law and is mandated for paying the long term debt of voter approved bonds, and has increased as a result of property values decreasing. The tax rate of agricultural and commercial property in the ...more »

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Tax Win Inspires Copycats
Wall Street JournalOctober 31, 2011

The Nevada dispute began after homeowners saw property taxes jump in 2003. Kern Schumacher said the tax bill for his 12900-square-foot house in Incline Village rose 40% to $200539 after a rise of less than 1% in 2002. Although he said he could afford ...more »

Open bid: $350 for every property in 'last chance' tax foreclosure auction
AnnArbor.comOctober 31, 2011

They're about to find out at the “last chance” tax foreclosure auction scheduled by Washtenaw County Treasurer Catherine McClary for Tuesday morning. That's the last day that, by law, the county can try to sell the properties to recoup the two years of ...more »

Second half property taxes are due
KAPSOctober 31, 2011

(SKAGIT COUNTY)– Skagit County Treasurer Katie Jungquist says the due date for second half property taxes is today. State law requires that payments postmarked after this date are subject to a 1% per month finance charge. In addition, an 8% penalty is ...more »

Verner budget proposal suggests increasing property tax
Northwest Cable NewsOctober 31, 2011

She suggested balancing the budget with cuts and increasing a property tax to avoid losing staff from city departments, including police and the arts. Thirteen police officers are supposed to be eliminated from the force next year, but Mayor Verner ...more »

Property tax confusion pokes Facebook in Ore.
USA TodayOctober 31, 2011

The dispute has concerned Roger Lee, director of Economic Development for Central Oregon, who said murkiness surrounding taxation makes companies nervous. "Companies want some type of certainty to be able to proceed in whatever they're doing," Lee said ...more »

Oneida Common Council considering 2 percent tax cap override
Oneida DispatchOctober 31, 2011

ONEIDA – The Common Council will ask the public's input as it considers adopting a local law that would allow it to surpass the property tax cap at the same time the mayor submits his budget urging the council to refrain from raising ...more »

Should Congress Pass Obama's Jobs Bill In Pieces?
NPROctober 31, 2011

His books include Design for Liberty: Private Property, Public Administration and the Rule of Law. As a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, Daniel Mitchell focuses on tax reform and supply-side tax policy, advocating for a flat tax and international ...more »

Seniors must re-apply for property tax exemption
AustinTalksOctober 31, 2011

Cook County commissioners who represent the West Side are urging homeowners 65 or older to double-check their property tax bill as they're making their Nov. 1 payments to make sure they received a senior exemption. ...more »

Candidate Profile: John Ducey (D)
Patch.comOctober 31, 2011

I graduated from Monsignor Donovan High School, Barry University with a Bachelor Of Science Degree and obtained my Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Do you currently receive any public salary compensation? ...more »

Anthony R. Bucco, Republican incumbent
Dailyrecord.comOctober 31, 2011

During this current session, the legislature has passed several bills to ease the burden on businesses and jump start the economy, including a more business friendly tax code, increasing the research and development tax credit, and expanding the ...more »

Editorial: Pass law on energy benefit
The News-PressOctober 31, 2011

Yet the Florida Legislature has yet to put into law this amendment, which is now three years old. Hence local tax appraisers have yet to begin making these distinctions when they evaluate the worth of a home for property tax purposes. Sen. ...more »

Charges of favoritism tinge Indialantic property dispute
Florida TodayOctober 31, 2011

Lori Halbert, in front of her home in Indialantic, shows a TRIM notice stating a proposed property tax. / Tim Shortt/FLORIDA TODAY Along with his lawsuit, Brevard County Property Appraiser Jim Ford has proposed recommendations he's pushing legislators ...more »

Westfield school officials debate tax cap
Evening ObserverOctober 31, 2011

WESTFIELD - If voters are confused about the property tax cap bill which recently passed in New York State, they are not alone. Business manager Al Holbrook gave a presentation to the Westfield ...more »

Seminar on aiding homeowners in challenging tax assessments
Evening ObserverOctober 31, 2011

On Tuesday from 7 to 9:45 pm, The People's Law School will present a seminar regarding challenging tax assessments on residential and business property. Attorney Jeffrey Passafaro of Foley, Foley, and Passafaro, and Karen Bowker, the Assessor for the ...more »

Flat tax will widen growing income gap
Concord MonitorOctober 31, 2011

By Monitor staff The US tax code is unfair, riddled with loopholes and sorely in need of simplification. The answer, however, does not lie in a flat tax like that proposed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry or any of the other Republican candidates. ...more »

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