property taxes

Big-box retailers' new tactic to slash their taxes is the latest example of why cities are better off saying no to the boxes and cultivating Main Streets instead.
Jun 20, 2015   Institute for Local Self-Reliance
First came the floods from torrential rains and record storm surges. Now, long after the flood waters have receded, localities across the New York region are bracing for receding finances from declining property tax revenues.
Jan 26, 2013   The New York Times
The Washington Post has found that the D.C. government reduced the assessed value of commercial properties owned by some of the city's biggest developers last year to the tune of $2.6 billion, which translates to $48 million in lost tax revenue.
Aug 8, 2012   The Washington Post
So says the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, releasing a new report that says this all-too-common strategy rarely pays off.
Jul 4, 2012   The Boston Globe
Are cities across the country acting negligently in ignoring the property tax implications of different development types? Joseph Minicozzi thinks so, and he's done the math to prove it. Exclusive
Jan 23, 2012  By Joseph Minicozzi
A group of lawyers in California has filed a lawsuit to overturn the two-thirds legislative voting requirement of Proposition 13, the law that limits increases in the state's taxes -- but not property taxes.
Dec 30, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
Jeffery R. Levine asks if, given the reliance on property taxes, the planning process is truly revenue-blind.
Sep 26, 2011   Planning Commissioners Journal
Delinquent properties are scattered throughout Philadelphia, and they collectively owe nearly $500 million in taxes. This is a major problem for the city, and new legislation is hoping to tackle it.
Aug 17, 2011   The Philadelphia Inquirer
A comic book is helping municipal employees in Brazil to understand how to catalog land for the collection of property taxes.
Jul 26, 2011   At Lincoln House
Payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) are a popular new way for cash-strapped cities to add to their revenue by swapping voluntary payments from nonprofits for property taxes. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy evaluates this novel practice.
Mar 31, 2011   Land Lines
California Governor Jerry Brown is settling into his new office by taking on one of the state's most controversial laws: the property tax increase limits enforced by Proposition 13.
Jan 6, 2011   Los Angeles Times