EDITORIAL: The Fog of Tax Increases, Part Eight
Pagosa Daily News
It's not that I'm necessarily opposed to higher taxes, because I recognize the community benefits of having functional, tax-supported entities with enough funding to handle certain problems and services that our local businesses and non-profits cannot, or will not, handle.
Cook County must fix the problem of unpaid leasehold taxes
Chicago Sun Times
Cook County must fix the problem of unpaid leasehold taxes Governmental agencies and nonprofits are exempt from Cook County property taxes. But if they lease out part of their property to a for-profit business, that business is supposed to pay. Too often, those taxes go uncollected.
Philadelphia property taxes under the microscope
Philadelphia's property tax system is at a “key moment” following the release of the first citywide reassessments in years. That's according to a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts that analyzed our tax system and compared it to 10 peer cities, including New York City, Chicago and Baltimore.
Dallas County narrowly passes 1-cent property tax cut
The Real Deal
Dallas County commissioners just passed a new $1.8 billion budget — complete with a property tax cut — but not without resistance. Dallas County will collect about 22 cents per $100 of assessed property value going forward. While that's only about a cent less than last year, it's the lowest tax rate adopted since 2011.