Property Taxes. Legal news and articles for May 24 - 31, 2017

Wednesday is the deadline to file property tax protestProperty tax, park fees, judicial salaries up for votesDan Patrick: Property tax relief, 'bathroom bill' could be up to votersChris Kennedy calls property tax system 'extortion' - Chicago TribuneIndiana communities compete for limited property tax funds | AP wire ...Indiana Communities Compete for Limited Property Tax Funds ...Indiana communities compete for limited property tax fundsAbortion regulations in limbo as lawmakers disagree on property ...Chances of House, Senate agreement on property taxes appear slimProperty tax bill dies, signaling possible special session for the LegislatureNew law brings relief to farmers: Farmland property taxes decrease for first time since 2006Attorney shares tips on protesting property tax appraisalsTrump's tax plan may also cut NY property-tax deductionsWill I Have to Pay Property Taxes for My Condo Aboard a Ship?Texas Senate looks to resurrect bathroom, property tax bills

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Senior property tax break could be reduced or changed
The News JournalMay 1, 2017

A subsidy that gives Delaware senior citizens a break on their property taxes could soon be reduced or become harder to get. State leaders, grappling with a budget ... STORY:Buccini/Pollin sues law firm for $1M in unpaid rent. STORY:Beaver Valley land ...more »

Senate passes property tax cut proposal
Sun Sentinel (blog)May 1, 2017

Florida homeowners will likely get the chance to vote next year on whether to cut their property taxes by an average of about $275 a year. ... “We're not gonna take that from law enforcement, we're not gonna take that from our first responders. We're ...more »

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Wednesday is the deadline to file property tax protest
WFAAMay 31, 2017

He believes that even a lot of those elected leaders don't really know how property taxes work. "The majority of people who run for local office are good decent people who want to do good things for their community, but they are not properly trained on ...more »

Property tax, park fees, judicial salaries up for votes
Minneapolis Star TribuneMay 31, 2017

MADISON, Wis. — The Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee planned to vote on several parts of Gov. Scott Walker's two-year spending plan on Wednesday. Those include: — PROPERTY TAX: One of Walker's top budget priorities is ...more »

Dan Patrick: Property tax relief, 'bathroom bill' could be up to voters
KXAN.comMay 31, 2017

When asked why not chalk it up as a win and let everyone go home, the lieutenant governor replied, “We passed all 30 of our priorities out of the Senate. Twenty of them in one form or the other will become law. But property taxes, that passed the ...more »

Chris Kennedy calls property tax system 'extortion' - Chicago Tribune
Chicago TribuneMay 31, 2017

Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy on Tuesday went after some of the biggest players in Illinois Democratic politics — though pointedly not by name ...more »

Indiana communities compete for limited property tax funds | AP wire ...
The Herald-Times (subscription)May 30, 2017

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Some local governments in Indiana are competing for limited tax revenues after a state law capped property taxes paid by ...more »

Indiana Communities Compete for Limited Property Tax Funds ...
U.S. News & World ReportMay 30, 2017

Some local governments in Indiana are competing for limited tax revenues after a state law capped property taxes paid by homeowners and businesses.more »

Indiana communities compete for limited property tax funds
WHIOMay 30, 2017

A 2008 state law called the "Circuit Breaker" caps property taxes paid by homeowners and businesses. Homesteads are capped at 1 percent of the net assessed value, rental homes and agricultural land at 2 percent, and commercial and personal property at ...more »

Abortion regulations in limbo as lawmakers disagree on property ...
KXAN.comMay 29, 2017

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The board that regulates abortion providers might dissolve if lawmakers can't agree as the Texas Legislature gavels out of Austin on Monday.more »

Chances of House, Senate agreement on property taxes appear slim
Texas TribuneMay 28, 2017

The Texas House on Saturday didn't let threats of a special session pressure leadership into re-opening negotiations with the Senate on property tax legislation. The House adjourned for the day Saturday without appointing conferees to work out with ...more »

Property tax bill dies, signaling possible special session for the Legislature
Dallas NewsMay 28, 2017

Local officials and law enforcement loudly opposed the Houston Republican's rollback provision, worried that it would limit the ability of cities and counties to provide services such as parks, roads and law enforcement. "The House passed a strong ...more »

New law brings relief to farmers: Farmland property taxes decrease for first time since 2006
Greenfield Daily ReporterMay 27, 2017

HANCOCK COUNTY — Mike Merlau has gotten used to it: Every year, he sets aside a quarter of the income from his 200-acre farm for property taxes. But this year marks a change for Hoosier farmers like Merlau, as farmland property taxes have decreased ...more »

Attorney shares tips on protesting property tax appraisals
WOAIMay 27, 2017

SAN ANTONIO -- Homeowners across the city are reporting an increase in their property tax appraisals this year. If you've seen a spike, the deadline to protest your property taxes is fast approaching. Rahul B. Patel with Patel Gaines Attorneys at Law ...more »

Trump's tax plan may also cut NY property-tax deductions
WGRZ-TVMay 26, 2017

The state senators said not only would the move cut federal deductions, it would no longer allow New York taxpayers to claim a property-tax deduction on their state returns either. State law links the itemized deduction at the state level to federal ...more »

Will I Have to Pay Property Taxes for My Condo Aboard a Ship?
Mansion GlobalMay 25, 2017

Every week, Mansion Global poses a tax question to real estate tax attorneys. Here is this week's question. Are there property taxes if I buy a condo on a ship? “The short answer, as a practical matter, is no," said Michael Kosnitzky, partner at the ...more »

Texas Senate looks to resurrect bathroom, property tax bills
Texas TribuneMay 24, 2017

The main difference on property taxes is whether to require local governments to hold automatic tax rate elections whenever they have proposed property revenue increases of 5 percent or more. The House version left in place current law that does not ...more »

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