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Stay informed with the most current Industry News that affects your business and impacts property taxes across the nation.

    Another Atlantic City Casino Shuts Its Doors

    31 Dec, 2013

    Another Atlantic City, New Jersey casino closure will bring about even greater tax-revenue loss for the already troubled city. Atlantic Club has been public with its financial struggles since 2006,...

    Travis County Representative Hopefuls Take On Property Taxes

    27 Dec, 2013

    The three Democratic candidates competing for the vacant Precinct 2 seat on the Travis County Commissioners Court are all making it a point to focus on property tax reform in their campaigns....

    Overhaul of Michigan's Tax Appeal Process Proposed

    23 Dec, 2013

    The Michigan Department of Treasury has drafted potential changes to overhaul the state's tax appeal process. Some officials are unhappy with the current complicated process and inconsistent results...

    Colorado Democrats Propose a Business Personal Property Tax Cut

    20 Dec, 2013

    In the 2014 Colorado legislative session, the Democratic Party is sponsoring a comprehensive business personal property tax cut bill. Although the Democrats have rejected numerous attempts made by...

    Repair Regulations Provide Tax Benefits for Hotel Owners

    19 Dec, 2013

    Back in late 2011, the Internal Revenue Service issued temporary and proposed Tangible Property Regulations, also referred to as “repair regulations.” These changes are especially important to those...

    Miami's Hotel Market is Heating Up

    18 Dec, 2013

    It may be the dead of winter for the rest of the country, but Miami, Florida's hotel market is hotter than ever. There seems to be no end in sight to the city's rate growth, according to Miami...

    Commercial Real Estate Recovery to Accelerate in 2014

    17 Dec, 2013

    As the New Year quickly approaches, the Commercial Real Estate industry definitely has something to toast to. Research experts at Jones Lang LaSalle's (JLL) have high performance expectations for the...

    Pence Has Few Answers on Indiana's $1B Tax Cut Plan

    16 Dec, 2013

    While Indiana leaders continue to debate whether or not to eliminate business personal property taxes, Gov. Mike Pence assures his proposed $1 billion tax reform will be beneficial to the state. He...

    Controversial Tax Break Set for Approval in Boston

    13 Dec, 2013

    The Boston, Massachusetts Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will vote to approve a controversial $7.8 million property tax break for Boston Properties and Delaware North Cos.' proposed $950 million...

    NY Commission Recommends $2B in Tax Cuts, Rebates

    12 Dec, 2013

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax commission released a report of recommendations for tax reform on Monday. Their plans include $2 billion in tax cuts and rebates, with the primary focus on property...

    California Property Taxes Will Barely Rise in 2014

    11 Dec, 2013

    Thanks to Proposition 13, California property owners will barely see a rise in property taxes in 2014. Under the measure, county tax officials can only increase a property's assessed value each year...

    Exxon Expanding Presence in Houston, Granted Major Tax Abatements

    10 Dec, 2013

    Exxon Mobil Corp. is boosting its Houston, Texas presence even further, and Montgomery County Commissioners have approved two 10-year, 100 percent tax abatements for one and a half office buildings...

    Construction Employment, Spending Hit Four-Year High

    9 Dec, 2013

    In November, construction employment and spending reached their highest levels since 2009. The industry has added 178,000 jobs in the past year, and 17,000 jobs in November alone. In fact, the...

    St. Louis County to Re-examine All Property Tax Exemptions

    6 Dec, 2013

    The County Board of Equalization in St. Louis, Missouri has authorized St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman to re-examine all tax-exempt properties across the county. Whether Zimmerman, or any...

    Competing IDAs in Suffolk County Increase Tax Breaks, Raise Revenue Concerns

    5 Dec, 2013

    Competition among Suffolk County, New York Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) is heating up, and expanding businesses are reaping the benefits. The growing property tax breaks are concerning some...

    ND Creates Property Tax Reform Task Force

    4 Dec, 2013

    North Dakota Gov. Jack Darymple formed a 14-member task force to study permanent property tax reform. According to Minot Daily News, the oil-rich state boasts a near $1 billion budget surplus and the...

    Texas Tax Breaks: Is there equity?

    3 Dec, 2013

    Whether or not there is equity in property tax abatements has been a rising concern for Texans, especially when the tax breaks are at the expense of existing residential and commercial property...

    Commercial Real Estate Lenders Meeting, or Surpassing, 2013 Goals

    2 Dec, 2013

    As we approach the end of 2013, commercial real estate lenders are eager to find out whether they have reached or exceeded their goals in providing funding for real estate transactions. According to...

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