China's Xi calls for progress on property tax in drive for prosperity
The Asahi Shimbun
China's President Xi Jinping warned against government over-promising on social welfare amid a push to achieve "common prosperity" by mid-century, while demanding progress on a long-awaited property tax that could help reduce wealth gaps.
Workers haven't returned to offices en masse. But companies are leasing more space
The Los Angeles Times
Many businesses decided to keep working remotely, but the consensus among corporations seems to be that the office isn't dead. Office leasing in Los Angeles County showed positive signs...
Mixed bag for taxpayers this year
This past weekend was the deadline for Gov. Gavin Newsom to sign or veto bills. Thankfully, many of the worst bills, like attempts to create a wealth tax and a perennial attempt to repeal...
Glenwood Springs airport future balances on edge of two ballot questions
The Aspen Times
Voters are being asked whether or not to raise Glenwood Springs' property taxes by four mills for 20 years, generating approximately $1.2 million a year to pay for airport improvements...
COVID-driven real estate frenzy levels off: You can start looking for that home again
While people are still coming to Florida in large numbers — about 900 per day, with half to South Florida — it appears to be leveling off.
Council narrowly OKs tax breaks for warehouse space
The Hancock County Council voted 4-3 in favor of tax abatements for the developments, all of which are speculative, meaning no occupants have yet been identified...
Family's house sold for $236 after housing lot mix-up
A family said they received a notice that their home was sold for $236 in a delinquent tax sale, but the sale was done by mistake.
Burrell School District settles for $400,000 loss in property taxes with Arconic
After Arconic appealed a $653,100 real estate tax levy for property in Upper Burrell last year, the aluminum company and Burrell School District recently settled on a $403,000 tax reduction.
Taxable value of county real estate rises 22% in 4 years
The taxable value of Fauquier real estate has risen an average of 22 percent over the last four years, according to the county's reassessment contractor.