Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–August 20
Aug 20, 2010
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Longtime homeowners are likely to bear the brunt of tax increases this year, and many residents will find they are either paying more for services or getting less for their dollar
Riding an ambulance or the bus? That may cost you more.
As Americans puzzle over why the economic stimulus package enacted more than a year ago has failed to restore vigorous job growth, one explanation has emerged from new reports: A lot of the money is not yet out the door.
More than a half-million property owners in Hillsborough County will get their tax notices this week and even though everyone has the state-given right to appeal, appraisers say they don’t expect as many as past years
In property tax appeals, magistrates wield a lot of power and act as judges in determining whether a property is over-valued.
Palm Beach County voters will decide whether the school district should continue assessing them an extra property tax that the state legislature temporarily allowed a few years ago.
There are a couple of new laws property owners should keep in mind as the 2010 property tax season kicks off.
Most of us homeowners don’t seem too amazed when we have a property-tax increase.
Judging by comments made at the July 27 public hearing by Polk County School Board Members Margaret Lofton and Hazel Sellers, it would appear that a number of Polk County residents are having a difficult time grasping the concept of millage rates.
The annual tax notices going out this month will bring a double whammy of bad news for many Florida property owners – lower values and higher taxes.
State Controller John Chiang says the city of Bell has overcharged its residents for property taxes by at least $3 million during the past three years. State officials came across the overcharges during an audit of the city’s finances.
This brief publication contains data on revenues and expenditures per pupil made by school districts for school year 2007-08. Median per pupil revenue and expenditure data are reported by state, as well as values at the 5th and 95th percentiles.
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