Homeowners were in line for lower property tax bills. Here's why they likely won't get them
Cook County homeowners were in line for lower property taxes in the bills now being sent out, according to a report by the county assessor. But homeowners won't get those tax decreases from last year in the bills to be posted online Tuesday and dropped into the mail on Dec. 1. Instead, they will probably see either similar bills, or tax increases.
NYC Comptroller Outlines Framework for Comprehensive Property Tax Reform
Office of the New York City Comptroller
At a City Council Finance Committee hearing on property taxes Tuesday, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander presented a framework for addressing inequities in NYC's convoluted property tax system. Lander argued this is a critical moment of opportunity for comprehensive reform to link long overdue relief for overtaxed homeowners with a better way of taxing multifamily development in the wake of the expiration of the 421-a property tax break for new development.
Dallas Central Appraisal District Systems Still Down a Week After Ransomware Attack
The website, servers and email for the Dallas Central Appraisal District, or DCAD, have been inaccessible after the entire system was attacked by hackers last week. DCAD, which appraises Dallas County properties for tax purposes, announced early last week on social media that it was the victim of a ransomware attack, and it was working with authorities to get everything back online as soon as possible.
Harris County Appraisal District Named A Top Houston Workplace
The Katy News
“I'm so proud of everyone in HCAD,” he said. “We have led the assessing industry in creating new technology that makes it easier to interact with us, yet our basic motivation has always been to improve our customer relationships and our outreach to the communities we serve."