Property Taxes. Legal news and articles for April 22 - 25, 2017

Townships: HB 69 would 'level playing field'Tennessee Veterans Groups Start To Flex Political Muscles, Starting With Larger Property Tax CutsMillions in revenue at stake in telecommunications legal battleHouse passes legislation to reform school finance lawMN Chamber tells Legislature to cut business property taxOur View: Property tax cut keeps money in the right placeOur View: Property tax cut keeps money in the right placeCan Guadagno's 'Circuit Breaker' Short-Circuit Rising Property Taxes?Senate Budget Chairman Seeks to Revisit Hospital Property-Tax ExemptionsProtesters call for improved water quality on South ShoreEckert wants new county sales taxUpdated property tax information now available for Texas taxpayersEXCLUSIVE: NYC property taxes favor rich and white homeowners, lawsuit claimsProperty Tax not new to T&THouse kills proposal to replace property tax with sales tax

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Hospital association pleased with Supreme Court ruling on tax status
Herald & ReviewMarch 26, 2017

The current law allows nonprofit hospitals to avoid property taxes if the value of their charitable services matches or exceeds their estimated tax liability. Mabry said in 2015 34,000 people received free medically necessary care at Carle that totaled ...more »

Why private universities should — like the rest of us — pay property taxes
Chicago TribuneApril 5, 2017

Why not? Because these wealthy owners are private universities. State law exempts from property taxes property that is owned by universities and used for educational purposes. Northwestern University owns 240 acres on the Evanston lakefront, plus real ...more »

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Townships: HB 69 would 'level playing field'
ThisWeek Community NewsApril 25, 2017

A proposed state law that would exempt some township fire and emergency-medical districts from having property-tax revenue redirected as part of tax-increment-financing agreements remains in an Ohio House of Representatives committee. State lawmakers ...more »

Tennessee Veterans Groups Start To Flex Political Muscles, Starting With Larger Property Tax Cuts
WPLNApril 25, 2017

The advocacy group Concerned Veterans for America has consistently expressed displeasure at the very premise of the bill, saying in a recent press release that the property tax cut for veterans was used to "help the image" of a law that will "have a ...more »

Millions in revenue at stake in telecommunications legal battle
Evening ObserverApril 25, 2017

While the court ruled in favor of the county, they agreed with Level 3 Communications in that its fiber optic installations are not taxable under real property tax law. Despite the victories, the battle is far from over. Level 3 Communications is ...more »

House passes legislation to reform school finance law
Austin American-StatesmanApril 24, 2017

“Parents and taxpayers know that our school finance system needs reform. House Bill 21 begins to implement those reforms,” added Straus. “If this type of legislation does not become law, property taxes will increase and more school districts will send ...more »

MN Chamber tells Legislature to cut business property tax
Wahpeton Daily NewsApril 24, 2017

It's very common in tax law to phase out over a number of years,” he said. “We are optimistic we'll get some type of property tax relief, it's just a matter of, to what degree? We have very good public services. Businesses are willing to pay their fair ...more »

Our View: Property tax cut keeps money in the right place
Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelApril 24, 2017

Instead of cutting income tax rates, the plan put together by Democratic lawmakers is focused on reducing property taxes through a package of policies that would relieve the pressure on school districts and municipal governments that have been driving ...more »

Our View: Property tax cut keeps money in the right place
Press HeraldApril 24, 2017

The Democratic proposals start with fully funding K-12 education at the level required by state law. That would deliver $150 million in sales and income tax revenue that would not have to be raised at the local level from property owners. They would go ...more »

Can Guadagno's 'Circuit Breaker' Short-Circuit Rising Property Taxes?
NJ SpotlightApril 24, 2017

Kim Guadagno, the state's lieutenant governor and a leading Republican gubernatorial candidate, has come up with a novel “circuit-breaker” approach to providing New Jersey residents with relief from the state's ever-rising property tax bills. But her ...more »

Senate Budget Chairman Seeks to Revisit Hospital Property-Tax Exemptions
NJ SpotlightApril 24, 2017

A leading Senate Democrat is crafting a plan to revise a century-old law that permits the vast majority of New Jersey hospitals to avoid paying property taxes, a situation that has already prompted dozens of lawsuits in municipalities seeking to change ...more »

Protesters call for improved water quality on South Shore
NewsdayApril 23, 2017

Dave Denenberg demonstrates with civic leaders and residents outside the Nassau County Legislature in Mineola on Sunday, April 23, 2017, calling for improved water quality and seeking to bring an end to what they said are unfair water rates on the ...more »

Eckert wants new county sales tax
Odessa AmericanApril 23, 2017

“I think we just appeal to common sense — You want better infrastructure, better law enforcement and everything else, and lower property taxes or at least some stability with that,” Eckert said. Eckert said he sees industrial businesses and non ...more »

Updated property tax information now available for Texas taxpayers
Huntsville ItemApril 23, 2017

Property tax exemptions for disabled veterans — The law provides partial exemptions for any property owned by veterans who are disabled, surviving spouses and surviving children of deceased disabled veterans. This includes homesteads donated to ...more »

EXCLUSIVE: NYC property taxes favor rich and white homeowners, lawsuit claims
New York Daily NewsApril 23, 2017

This year Mayor de Blasio will pay $3,581 in property taxes on each of two row houses he owns in ultra-gentrified Park Slope. The city says his properties are worth about $1.6 million apiece. Some 14 miles away, in middle-class Laurelton, Queens ...more »

Property Tax not new to T&T
Trinidad GuardianApril 23, 2017

However, property tax in T&T is not new as, according toFinance Minister Colm Imbert, for close to 200 years, (since 1818), a form of property taxation has been on the country's law book. When the tax was first proposed in 2009, then deputy leader of ...more »

House kills proposal to replace property tax with sales tax
Montana StandardApril 22, 2017

I'm trying to do good work for the citizens of Montana,” the Bozeman Republican said, noting Montana would be the only state in the country to eliminate its property tax if his bill became law. “I'm seeing people forced out of their homes, our ...more »

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