This Week in Property Tax-Issue 5

We are back with a new thumbnail image (thanks to our graphics expert Justin Lowe) and more news from the world of property tax.

"I am not a fan of Bell's Claim to Fame"

Kicking it off with a quirky story from the Guardian about Alexander Graham Bell's descendants property tax dispute. I guess the assessor is a Meucci fan...

Toilet Gardens, Police Patrols and Lower Assessments?

I guess we are going to keep it going with the quirky stories today, here is one from North Country Now about a Potsdam NY property dispute. Toilet Gardens? You learn something new every day.

Tiered Property Tax in Maui

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa is proposing a tiered property tax structure. Read more from the Maui News.

Philadelphia Adjusting Tax Proposal

More news from the City of brotherly love. Mayor Jim Kenney has lowered his property tax increase request from 6% to 4%. More from CBS Philly here.

What do you Consider to be a "Big" Tax Increase?

Two stories about property tax increases that make New Jersey look like nothing! Seat Pleasant Maryland is raising the property taxes 800% for three local businesses (source: BNA.com). No avoiding increases in Ocean View DE, where town administration is indicating that the tax rate will go up no more than 100% (sourcE: wboc.com).

A Sad Reminder to Always Check your Assessment

A sad story from Fox 4, about a Navarro County TX, family that overpaid property taxes for thirty years. A great reminder to always check your assessment data!

David Salzer