Latest Property taxes News

Budget surplus results in $68 checks for thousands in town

Jul. 5, 2018 6:51 PM EDT

LANGHORNE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania township with more money than it anticipated from increased property tax collection has decided to give the dividends to residents. Middletown Township in Langhorne sent 14,361 checks for $68 each to all owners of properties with structures on them. Efforts to keep town...

Republicans propose using sales tax money for new tax cuts

Jun. 29, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect online sales taxes could yield billions of dollars for state and local governments — if they decide to keep it. Rather than spend the windfall on schools, prisons or other government services, some Republican...

Steel firm to invest more than $230M in Mississippi mill

Jun. 26, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Steel Dynamics announced plans Thursday to invest $230 million to upgrade its northeast Mississippi steel mill, creating 45 jobs as the company continues pushing the mill toward higher-value products. The company could get more than $25 million in state and local grants and tax...

Virginia congressman delinquent on $11K in property taxes

Jun. 21, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Records show that a Virginia congressman was delinquent in paying nearly $12,000 in property taxes, interests and penalty charges. Citing city tax and property records, The Virginian-Pilot reports U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor is late on the payments for multiple properties. Records...

Court: Compliance reached in education funding case

Jun. 7, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A long-running court case over the adequacy of education funding in Washington state has ended, with the state Supreme Court on Thursday lifting its jurisdiction over the case and dropping daily sanctions after the Legislature funneled billions more dollars into public schools. The...

Candidate chides Kansas governor for not signing tax pledge

Jun. 7, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republican Kris Kobach is making tax cuts a cornerstone of his campaign for Kansas governor and publicly chiding GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer and other rivals for not joining him in signing a pledge not to increase taxes. Kobach, who is currently Kansas secretary of state, is...

Comcast settles Oregon tax lawsuit, will pay $155 million

Jun. 4, 2018 7:35 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Internet and cable television provider Comcast has settled a long-running property tax dispute with the state of Oregon for $155 million, gaining a one-time discount but agreeing to a more costly method of calculating its taxes. The settlement, which sends an infusion of cash to ten...

Wyoming courts tech behind cryptocurrency to entice business

May. 23, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Block Chain Gang LLC, Crypto Cowboy, Something Something Blockchain LLC: Based on the names of dozens of new companies registering to set up shop in Wyoming, the state's effort to lure the latest tech craze appears to be paying off. Proponents say blockchain — the ledger where...