Over $85,000 in oil and gas company property taxes written off by County of Stettler
The County of Stettler wrote off over $85,000 of unpaid property taxes owed by oil and gas companies. The resolution to do so was passed by a 6 to 1 vote at the Dec. 14 regular meeting of council. Councillors read a report prepared by tax clerk Sharon Larsen describing how the municipality can try to recover some loss to the taxpayer as a result of oil and gas companies not paying their property taxes.
Where Are the Highest and Lowest Property Taxes in Texas?
Texas is often considered a low-tax state in that it has no state income tax, but property taxes are not low in the Lone Star state. In fact, Texas had the ninth highest average effective property tax rate (1.31%) in the U.S. in 2021, the most recent information available from ATTOM Data Solutions. Residents paid an average of $4,638 annually.
Kilgore ISD agrees to settlement offer in 2016 tax revenue lawsuit
Six years after its filing, a lawsuit alleging improper collection of tax revenues against Kilgore ISD has reached a preliminary settlement, according to the district. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit requested relief and a refund of taxes totaling $4 million that were collected after the district repealed the local optional homestead exemption in 2015 when the Texas Legislature was working to make the exemption mandatory.
Virginia granted data centers $135.9m in tax breaks last year
Virginia offered $135.9 million in tax breaks to data centers in 2022. The number was detailed in the Commonwealth's 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. The total amount of tax breaks offered to data center companies have risen by tens of millions of dollars each year, more than doubling since 2017.