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Dump property tax for sales tax, group says

By   /  October 30, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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While Attorney General Ken Paxton challenges Austin’s bid to dismantle Texas’ property tax law, a think tank wants to replace it with a reformed sales tax.
The Democrat-controlled city alleges commercial and vacant land throughout Travis County is under-appraised.
“The city of Austin has made it clear they want one thing and one thing only – more […]

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Taxpayers feeling blue inside Austin city limits

By   /  October 19, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Put a school district with declining enrollment in a big-spending city and brace for heavier property tax bills. Welcome to true-blue Austin.

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Austin property tax lawsuit triggers a backlash

By   /  September 11, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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“The mayor’s plan won’t save people money — they’re being played as saps. It’s a total gimmick,” says Mark Pulliam, a retired attorney and local political activist.

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Tennessee audit calls out city employees for not paying taxes

By   /  August 18, 2015  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Several Dyersburg city employees are more than six months late paying their property taxes according to an audit that Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson released last week, which emphasized city employees must set a better example.

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Education week-in-review: Stopping reform and a big tax break

By   /  August 7, 2015  /  California, Education, Education Blog, Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From California, where a school board is suing to stop school reform, to Nebraska, where a school board member’s family business gets a big tax break, it’s been an interesting week in education reform.

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Real estate expert: Vermont ‘just keeps adding more taxes and regulations’

By   /  July 3, 2015  /  News, Taxes, Vermont  /  No Comments

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In part two of our interview with Isaac Chavez, the Vermont Realtors CEO says property taxes keep rising because lawmakers are focused on serving special interest groups, not taxpayers.

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