| May 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakehas taken a bold step forward to alleviate Baltimore City's painfully high residential property tax rate. In the face of very difficult economic and budgetary conditions, she has introduced the Targeted Homeowners' Tax...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:11 AM
The California Film Commission was flooded with applications for the state's film and TV tax credit.
The commission, which administers the state's film and tax tax credit program, said 322 projects had applied for the credit by the deadline at 3 p.m....
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Producer Andrew Lazar was all set to shoot an adult romantic comedy in Hermosa Beach, where the story is set.
But now, he’s forced to have the $10-million movie rewritten with Miami Beach as the backdrop so he can take advantage of Florida’...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Since last November, Baltimore MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakehas been trying to raise $11 million in new revenue for her Better Schools Initiative by continuing the city's existing bottle tax, increasing that tax by 150 percent, and contributing 10 percent...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 5:54 PM
California's film tax credit program has helped to stem the flight of movies and TV shows since it was enacted in 2009, but would be more effective with more funding and fewer restrictions on the types of projects that can qualify, a new study concludes....
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:11 AM
Property tax bills in Baltimore are getting a bit more transparent, even if the same can’t be said of the Rawlings-Blake administration when it comes to detailing those changes.
The homestead tax credit now appears on bills as — wait for it...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 11:02 AM
The Baltimore Sun recently published the results of its investigation into chronic problems with the way subsidies have been calculated under a property tax abatement program for historic rehabs.
But apart from the problems, there’s also this...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 5:56 PM
City and state lawmakers called Monday for stepped-up scrutiny of property tax credit programs in Baltimore, after a Baltimore Sun investigation found that chronic errors have cost the city millions of dollars in lost revenue, despite warnings...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 3:49 PM
State auditors are examining how well Maryland's assessments agency has managed the homestead property tax credit, a popular tax break for homeowners that has come under increased scrutiny since The Baltimore Sun revealed that hundreds of city owners were...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Once slated for a multifamily housing project, to be built by an affordable housing developer that the city is now suing for fraud, a central Glendale site is on its way to becoming a “Veterans Village.”
With a unanimous vote, the City...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:30 AM
California lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposed five-year, $500-million extension of the state’s film tax credit, despite opposition from teachers and others to giving Hollywood so much financial help when the state is cutting...