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Declining property tax collection may hit city budgets

Nov 15, 2022
Seattle recently had to redraw its budget after forecasting a $27 million drop in revenue from one real estate tax.
The San Francisco skyline. The city's chief economist Ted Egan said he's increasingly worried about a drop in property tax revenue.
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Cities and states that lean on sales and income tax to operate have taken a hit

Apr 15, 2020
A place like Columbus, Ohio, relies on income tax for 75% of its revenue.
With much of the economy shutdown and more and more people out of work, cities and states aren’t collecting as much in taxes.
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Key question on the GOP tax plan: What’s your ZIP code?

Nov 2, 2017
The GOP tax bill as written gets rid of deductions for state and local income taxes and would cap state and local property tax deductions at $10,000. It would also limit the mortgage interest deduction by capping it at $500,000 for future home purchases. These provisions will have a bigger impact in some parts of […]

Chicago faces historic tax hike to fund massive debt

Sep 23, 2015
The proposed $544 million property tax hike would pay for pension shortfalls.

Overdue reassessments hit homeowners hard

Sep 3, 2014
Some cities and towns hadn't reassessed property values in decades.

North Dakota could eliminate property tax

Jun 12, 2012
If voters today choose to wipe out the property tax in the state, it would be a first for the nation and would be nearly $1 billion taken from the budget.

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In Greece, new property tax sparks anger

Feb 17, 2012
The Greek government has introduced a new property tax so that it can increase revenue but many Greeks say it's unfair and unwise.