Property Taxes. Legal news and articles for November 14 - 15, 2012

REC disagrees with Grant County property tax assessmentLinn County Property Tax Delinquencies Up, Johnson County's DownLinn County property tax delinquencies up, Johnson County's downN.J. residents hit hard by Sandy could see property tax reductionsMiddleboro tax bills mailedProperty Tax Bills Going HigherEducation panel backs property-tax hikeEducation panel backs property-tax hikeProperty tax bills dropCounty Assessor Didn't Follow State Law With 2011 RevalGreene County Property Tax Changes Sting Some, Suit OthersFirst property tax deadline is ThursdayHurricane Sandy could lead to lower property tax assessments in New JerseyChris Christie: NJ taxes will rise due to post-Sandy cleanup6 Small Business Tax Changes For 2012

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Wondering why your property tax bill is late?
OCRegisterNovember 1, 2012

The Treasurer-Tax Collector and the Auditor-Controller are supposed to start using their own new, over-budget, behind-schedule property-tax software system sometime in the next couple of years. Mahesh Patel, the county's head of information technology, ...more »

City Council to hold hearing on property tax changes Tuesday
Peninsula DailyNovember 4, 2012

City Council members will hold a public hearing on proposed property tax changes and 2013 revenue sources at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in their chambers at Port Angeles City Hall, 321 East Fifth St. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.. The Tuesday public hearing ...more »

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REC disagrees with Grant County property tax assessment
iFIBER One NewsNovember 15, 2012

“The county has failed to take into account a number of relevant factors required by the law to be acknowledged in assessing property tax on REC's Moses Lake plants, including the impact of recent falling prices in REC's end markets and a consequential ...more »

Linn County Property Tax Delinquencies Up, Johnson County's Down
KCRGNovember 15, 2012

The notices were mailed in February until lthe law was changed last year in an effort to help property owners reduce their interest costs, Gonzalez said. A 1.5-percent interest charge is assessed monthly against unpaid property taxes through May ...more »

Linn County property tax delinquencies up, Johnson County's down
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines (blog)November 15, 2012

The notices were mailed in February until the law was changed last year in an effort to help property owners reduce their interest costs, Gonzalez said. A 1.5-percent interest charge is assessed monthly against unpaid property taxes through May ...more »

N.J. residents hit hard by Sandy could see property tax reductions
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.comNovember 15, 2012

Under current state law, if you miss the Jan. 10 deadline to request a reduced assessment, you will not be able to get relief through the usual tax appeal process. The Jan. 10 deadline is for property destroyed or damaged by a storm between Oct. 1 and Dec.more »

Middleboro tax bills mailed
Middleboro GazetteNovember 15, 2012

Payments received after that date will be subject to a 14 percent interest charge which would begin on the issue date in accordance with state law. Fiscal 2013 real estate and personal property bills are sent to the assessed owner as of Jan. 1. The ...more »

Property Tax Bills Going Higher
Mountain View JournalNovember 15, 2012

Tax rates are the other part of the equation. In many cases, the rates are going up, but the explanation for why that happens isn't so simple. State government calculates the rates under the terms of a complex property tax law. The process is often ...more »

Education panel backs property-tax hike
The News-PressNovember 15, 2012

Lee levies at the current maximum, included in the overall property tax rate for residents of $7.584 for each $1,000 of taxable property this year, or $758 in school tax for the owner of a $100,000 home with no exemptions. Collier taxpayers see a rate ...more »

Education panel backs property-tax hike
The News-PressNovember 15, 2012

Lee levies at the current maximum, included in the overall property tax rate for residents of $7.584 for each $1,000 of taxable property this year, or $758 in school tax for the owner of a $100,000 home with no exemptions. Collier taxpayers see a rate ...more »

Property tax bills drop
Santa Fe New Mexican.comNovember 15, 2012

Chief Deputy Assessor Gary Perez said in most cases, the valuations of Santa Fe County residential properties, for tax purposes, went up by about 3 percent this year — the maximum increase allowed per year under state law. Although property values ...more »

County Assessor Didn't Follow State Law With 2011 Reval
FOX CharlotteNovember 15, 2012

When the county assessor's office revalued Zuyus' home in 2011, property taxes on her two porches were already set by state law. "And the rate that was used in the schedule of values is not the rate that was applied to my porch." County commissioners ...more »

Greene County Property Tax Changes Sting Some, Suit Others
OzarksFirst.comNovember 15, 2012

Personal property tax bills are hitting mailboxes all over Greene County and it's bad news for some. The value of their cars has gone up, ... He adds that state law leaves little wiggle room for how cars will be assessed. "We are required by state law...more »

First property tax deadline is Thursday
The Register-GuardNovember 14, 2012

The discounts are set in state law to encourage people to pay their property taxes early. People who only make the one-third minimum payment by Thursday don't get a discount but avoid having to pay interest on the balance. Those who mail their payments ...more »

Hurricane Sandy could lead to lower property tax assessments in New Jersey
Warren ReporterNovember 14, 2012

HACKETTSTOWN — Many taxpayers have property assessments that will no longer be accurate after Hurricane Sandy, according to a memo from Thea Sheridan of the General Assemply of New Jersey Republican Office. There is a provision of law that could ...more »

Chris Christie: NJ taxes will rise due to post-Sandy cleanup
NewsdayNovember 14, 2012

Christie, dressed in a suit and tie and working in the Statehouse for the first time since Superstorm Sandy ravaged the state two weeks ago, said an exemption to the state's 2 percent tax cap law is emergencies like Sandy, which destroyed coastal towns ...more »

6 Small Business Tax Changes For 2012
San Francisco ChronicleNovember 14, 2012

The tax laws change every year. The IRS has made headway by providing plain-English explanations on its website, but understanding these changes is no easy task for the small business owner who doesn't routinely read up on tax law. Many of the ...more »

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