| Aug 10, 2011
| 6:21 PM
La Cañada Flintridge is moving forward with an ordinance that will allow qualifying owners of historic properties to receive a reduction of as much as 60% on their annual property taxes.
The Mills Act, governed by the California Office of Historic...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 8:31 PM
About 200 teachers, parents and laid-off staff questioned Chicago Public Schools officials tonight about the district's plans to cut programs and increase property taxes this year.
"You're taking out the more experienced teachers, the National Board...
| Aug 23, 2011
Property tax breaks meant to encourage homeownership have been awarded to 465 vacant houses in Baltimore, depriving the city of uncollected revenue in a difficult budget year and calling into question past promises from city officials to crack down on tax...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 2:47 PM
We all knew this was coming. The 2010 Census revealed that Baltimore continued to lose population over the past 10 years — albeit at a slower pace than in previous decades — and with Maryland's decennial redistricting process under way, it...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Tens of thousands of Maryland homeowners who haven't already applied for the Homestead Property Tax Credit have until the end of the year to do so or lose the often-valuable break.
The deadline was set so long ago — 2007 — that some residents...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Last week while reporting on the latest tax credit mess, we learned about an obscure 1999 Baltimore law that appeared to have potentially big consequences. It seemed to bar city homeowners from getting both a historic rehab tax credit and a homestead...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Anne Arundel County residents would see their property taxes increase under the $1.2 billion budget proposed Monday by County Executive John R. Leopold, but that would be partially offset by a drop in trash pickup frequency and fees. County workers,...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 10:33 AM
They're some of the priciest condos in the city, but they're taxed like empty lots.
At the Ritz-Carlton Residences along Baltimore's Inner Harbor — where a recent sale topped $1.5 million — the tax bill for most of the condos was $1,309...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Cook County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a watered-down plan for government offices to work on streamlining the property tax process after Board President Toni Preckwinkle said a proposal to create a single county tax administrator would violate state...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Many Baltimore City property owners may have a hard time comprehending the size of their tax bills, but the bills themselves should make more sense when the new batch goes out in the mail in a couple of months. City tax bills are getting something of a...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Huntington Beach officials expressed shock and uncertainty for the city's development future following the state Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that abolished redevelopment agencies.
Mayor Don Hansen said the ruling poses an even bigger risk for the...