property tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Quinn’s Tax Refund Plan Locks Out Most Illinois Renters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-s-tax-refund-plan-locks-out-most-illinois-renters <p style="margin-bottom: 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to give Illinois homeowners’ a guaranteed $500 property tax refund could leave most renters out in the cold, according to tax experts and renters’ rights groups.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:26:19 +0000 WBEZ 34874 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn’s Tax Refund Plan Locks Out Most Illinois Renters Commentary: Disparity Among School Districts http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-disparity-among-school-districts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Missouri, as in most states, public schools are administered by local school boards. &nbsp;The boundaries of school districts are drawn in accordance with state law. Schools are funded primarily through local property taxes. Districts with higher per capita incomes tend to have better schools. &nbsp;The districts most in danger of losing their accreditation tend to be those with lower per capita incomes.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Tom Schlafly 30502 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Disparity Among School Districts Mistake By St. Louis County Will Cost MSD $2 Million http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mistake-st-louis-county-will-cost-msd-2-million <p>A mistake by the St. Louis County Department of Revenue will cost the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District about $2 million in expected tax revenue.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-county-makes-million-bungle-on-tax-bills/article_8f8a7173-f50b-5895-9642-9920f727baa9.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that employees at the department failed to add a surcharge to about 200,000 property tax bills. The revenue generated by the additional tax helps MSD control storm water runoff inside Interstate 270.</p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:50:44 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mistake By St. Louis County Will Cost MSD $2 Million Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder paying property tax penalty http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lt-gov-kinder-paying-property-tax-penalty <p>Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder&#39;s campaign says he will pay a penalty for missing a tax bill on property he owns in Cape Girardeau.</p><p>Property tax records show Kinder owes $192 of taxes plus $42 of penalties and interest for the 2011 tax year. Campaign manager Logan Thompson said Kinder had been unaware of the bill but would pay it Monday.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:49:08 +0000 The Associated Press 4165 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder paying property tax penalty Local lawmakers push tax relief bills for struggling seniors http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-lawmakers-push-tax-relief-bills-struggling-seniors <p>Tax Day can be a tough time for anyone, but it&rsquo;s especially hard for seniors facing rising personal property taxes on a fixed income. That&rsquo;s according to some local lawmakers who are asking the state to give seniors a break.</p><p>State Representatives Jill Shupp&nbsp;and Scott Sifton are pushing two bills in Missouri&rsquo;s legislature to help seniors:</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:13:31 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3496 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local lawmakers push tax relief bills for struggling seniors Audit finds rates in six St. Louis-area taxing districts are too high http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/audit-finds-rates-six-st-louis-area-taxing-districts-are-too-high <p>A <a href="http://auditor.mo.gov/press/2011-118.pdf">statewide review</a> of tax rates issued today by Missouri auditor Tom Schweich finds that residents in six St. Louis-area districts are paying too much in property taxes.</p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:41:59 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2745 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Audit finds rates in six St. Louis-area taxing districts are too high Board reverses decision on assessed value of River City Casino http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/board-reverses-decision-assessed-value-river-city-casino <p><em>Updated at 5:20pm with comments from hearing, more details.</em></p><p>The board that hears appeals from St. Louis County taxpayers on the value of their home or business has reversed&nbsp; <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-casinos-assessed-values-cut">its decision to reduce the value of River City Casino</a> in Lemay.</p> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:17:04 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Kelsey Proud 2131 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Board reverses decision on assessed value of River City Casino Senate passes scaled-back Aerotropolis; tax relief for Joplin businesses delayed http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/senate-passes-scaled-back-aerotropolis-tax-relief-joplin-businesses-delayed <p><strong>Updated 5:32 p.m. with reaction from the Mo. House Speaker</strong></p><p>A measure that sharply reduces the amount of tax credits available to support the creation of an international cargo hub at<a href="http://www.lambert-stlouis.com/"> Lambert-St. Louis International Airport </a>is in the hands of the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a>.</p><p>The<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> State Senate </a>approved the measure this morning.</p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 18:09:15 +0000 The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 2048 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Senate passes scaled-back Aerotropolis; tax relief for Joplin businesses delayed Property tax appeal application deadline looming http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/property-tax-appeal-application-deadline-looming <P>Missouri homeowners who bought their properties after June 13<SUP>th</SUP> of this year and think the assessed values were too high can file appeals, due to a change in the tax code.&nbsp; But there's a catch.</P> <P> Fri, 24 Dec 2010 13:30:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 183 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Property tax appeal application deadline looming More property tax check-offs possible http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/more-property-tax-check-offs-possible <p>Services for the homeless, utility assistance could join funds for Forest Park, a now-defunct animal shelter as check-off beneficiaries</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:31:31 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 63 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org