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can expect increased assessed property values when the results of a
routine Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessment
update arrive in the mailbox in 2016. But Rose McLean, MPAC chief
operating officer, cautions that just because assessments go up, it
doesn't mean property taxes will automatically rise.
Montana Department of Revenue is alerting nonprofit organizations and
other tax-exempt property owners that they need to reapply for property
The department says a new state law requires owners of tax-exempt real
property in exempt status before 2014 to submit an application.
About 10,000 tax exempt properties in Montana are affected.
The Canora Courier
When the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released
its eighth annual report on the comparison of property tax gaps between
municipalities, Canora came out at being a little better than average.
The tax gap is defined as the amount more that commercial
property owners paid as compared to the property taxes paid by
residential property owners.
New Jersey municipalities in Union, Hudson and Middlesex counties are
under investigation by the state for stalling property reassessments for
decades and could be forced to conduct revaluations. The investigation
of Jersey City, Elizabeth and Dunellen is a shot across the bow to
municipalities in the three counties the state says have neglected their
legal duty to ensure fair property assessments, key in determining the
real estate taxes home and business owners owe.
bosses say many frontline services will be under serious threat over
the next few years following a cut near £4m cut in business rates from
Hartlepool Power Station.
Hartlepool Borough Council leader, Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher
said the town will be hit hard after learning the Government is not
prepared to intervene to prevent the council from losing £3.9m in
business rates every year.
potential tax on unused land in Saudi Arabia’s largest cities could
provide up to $13 billion (SR50 billion) worth of revenues annually for
the government, property experts have told the Saudi Gazette.
Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, the body that advises the government on
legislation, has endorsed a tax on undeveloped land aimed at encouraging
development and solving a housing crisis, the state-affiliated Al
Riyadh newspaper reported last week.
older Australians are living in larger dwellings than they need after
their adult children leave the family home. The 2011-12 ABS Survey of
Income and Housing shows households aged 55 and over are more than twice
as likely to have three or more spare bedrooms in their home than those
aged under 55.
However a report released by the Productivity Commission found most
people are happy staying in their family home, despite a common
perception that such homes are too big for them.
practice of "dark store assessing" is wreaking devastating effects on
local economies thanks to the trend of recent rulings by the Michigan
Recently, the MTT has been using what is known as "dark store assessing"
to compare big-box stores to closed businesses from different regions
of the state, in order to justify tax assessments benefiting the big
like clockwork, whenever a new property assessment is undertaken in any
town or city in New Hampshire, a huge outcry is the result. Many
residents complain that their house assessment is unfair or that the
taxes are too high. All of which, they claim, could force them to move
out of their family homestead or to another town.
reason for this is that people knew what they would have to pay, right
up to the end of 2016. LPT is predictable. People quickly lose interest
in anything predictable.
The Revenue, however, remains fascinated by LPT, even though it is only a
tiny component of the overall tax take.
It seems that the €500m which will be collected from LPT will only
account for about 1% of the total tax take from the country in 2015.
The Press Enterprise
sounds like the ideal government program: helping homeowners and saving
the planet. But, again, the devil is in the details, in this case, of
an energy-conservation program called Property Assessment Clean Energy.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s website, PACE “is an
innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency and renewable
energy improvements on private property.” It is usually operated by
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