Property Taxes. Legal news and articles for May 19 - 23, 2017

Uncertainty on effects of state's legislation on property taxesNebraska lawmaker is 'done waiting,' plans petition drive for property tax reliefBillboards keep property-tax exemption in Delco caseHouse OKs property tax limits amid special session flapTax relief? South Carolina OKs new break for manufacturers, but few will qualifyHouse OKs property tax limits amid special session flapTexas House answers Patrick with bills to increase property-tax transparency, rescue five at-risk agenciesHouse approves property tax reform bill without key Senate provisionShared services? Why didn't we think of that?House OKs property tax limits amid special session flapHouse sends Senate's property tax bill back to committeeHouse delays vote on property tax reform bill Patrick called crucialProperty Tax AxedAriz. Appeals Court Axes Property Tax On Solar PanelsAppeals court says no property tax for rooftop solar panels

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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 »

Proposed property tax law would pressure Plano officials to slow tax increases
Community Impact NewspaperApril 26, 2017

As the state legislative session heads toward a close in May, a leading tax-relief bill proposes to trigger a special election whenever local property tax collections increase by more than 5 percent year over year. Under the proposal, Senate Bill 2 ...more »

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Uncertainty on effects of state's legislation on property taxes
The Dickinson PressMay 23, 2017

"It's specifically in tax law that those funds are directed to address the impacts because they are taxes paid in lieu of property taxes, and those taxes are rightly redistributed to the areas impacted by the funding," he said. "Now obviously they're ...more »

Nebraska lawmaker is 'done waiting,' plans petition drive for property tax relief
Omaha World-HeraldMay 22, 2017

Lydia Brasch of Bancroft on behalf of the governor, would have changed how farm- and ranchland is valued for property tax purposes, which could have helped some landowners. Depending on whether he pursues a constitutional amendment or a state law, ...more »

Billboards keep property-tax exemption in Delco case
Philly.comMay 22, 2017

... to a billboard company for $2,000 a month, why shouldn't I have to pay tax on the ground as if I can rent it for $2,000 a month?” Weiss asked rhetorically. Income is one of three factors that can go into the valuation of a property under ...more »

House OKs property tax limits amid special session flap
kiiitv.comMay 22, 2017

Dan Patrick wants lawmakers to work past the May 29 end of the legislative session if property tax limits and regulations of transgender peoples' use of public restrooms don't become law - though only Gov. Greg Abbott can actually call a special session.more »

Tax relief? South Carolina OKs new break for manufacturers, but few will qualify
Charleston Post CourierMay 21, 2017

South Carolina's fee-in-lieu legislation was passed 20 years ago, and counties have used it so often as an incentive to lure tax-averse manufacturers and other employers that it can be difficult to find an industry that pays property taxes the old ...more »

House OKs property tax limits amid special session flap
KHOUMay 21, 2017

Dan Patrick wants lawmakers to work past the May 29 end of the legislative session if property tax limits and regulations of transgender peoples' use of public restrooms don't become law - though only Gov. Greg Abbott can actually call a special session.more »

Texas House answers Patrick with bills to increase property-tax transparency, rescue five at-risk agencies
Dallas NewsMay 21, 2017

He is watching the House and the action taken on the key issues, including property taxes; school choice and school finance; first responder and veterans issues; and photo voter ID. Patrick has already been successful in his goal of a ... Insisting ...more »

House approves property tax reform bill without key Senate provision
Chron.comMay 20, 2017

AUSTIN — In a unanimous vote, the Texas House on Saturday passed a property tax reform bill focused on transparency for taxpayers and stopped short of approving a more aggressive Senate proposal, staking out a clear position and forcing the Senate and ...more »

Shared services? Why didn't we think of that?
Elmira Star-GazetteMay 20, 2017

It has been the long-standing view of Cuomo that local government operations are the cause for New York state having one of the highest property tax burdens in the entire country. He anticipates that this new law will force property taxes to be lowered ...more »

House OKs property tax limits amid special session flap
McClatchy Washington BureauMay 20, 2017

Dan Patrick wants lawmakers to work past the May 29 end of the legislative session if property tax limits and regulations of transgender peoples' use of public restrooms don't become law — though only Gov. Greg Abbott can actually call a special session.more »

House sends Senate's property tax bill back to committee
mySanAntonio.comMay 20, 2017

Under current law, voters can petition for a rollback election if a city, county or special district increases property tax revenue collections by more than 8 percent, with exclusions for items including new construction. The petition must be signed by ...more »

House delays vote on property tax reform bill Patrick called crucial
Fort Worth Star TelegramMay 19, 2017

Senate Bill 2 — the property tax legislation — was slated for a House vote on Friday. But state Rep. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, instead kicked it back to the House Ways and Means Committee he chairs, where lawmakers made one small tweak and sent it ...more »

Property Tax Axed
Trinidad & Tobago ExpressMay 19, 2017

“The Government cannot impose the property tax without a lawful assessment and hence the mad rush to do so for the sake of raising much-needed revenue from a financially beleaguered public without reference to the rule of law is reminiscent of the ...more »

Ariz. Appeals Court Axes Property Tax On Solar Panels
Law360 (subscription)May 19, 2017

Law360, Washington (May 19, 2017, 5:45 PM EDT) -- An Arizona appeals court Thursday upheld a state law exempting rooftop solar panels from property tax valuations, defeating the state Department of Revenue's attempt to levy taxes on panels leased to ...more »

Appeals court says no property tax for rooftop solar panels
Arizona Daily StarMay 19, 2017

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