property tax

Politics & Issues
10:26 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Quinn’s Tax Refund Plan Locks Out Most Illinois Renters

(Flickr/Charleston's TheDigitel)

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.

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Education
5:30 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Commentary: Disparity Among School Districts

Commentator Tom Schlafly

In Missouri, as in most states, public schools are administered by local school boards.  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.  The districts most in danger of losing their accreditation tend to be those with lower per capita incomes.

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Tax bill mistake
7:50 am
Sun December 30, 2012

Mistake By St. Louis County Will Cost MSD $2 Million

(via Flickr/kevindooley)

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.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 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.

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peter kinder
1:49 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Mo. Lt. Gov. Kinder paying property tax penalty

Mo. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
(via Flickr/KOMUnews)

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's campaign says he will pay a penalty for missing a tax bill on property he owns in Cape Girardeau.

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.

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Senior Citizen Tax Relief
3:13 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Local lawmakers push tax relief bills for struggling seniors

Inice Walker (at right) struggles to pay rising property taxes on her home in St. Louis County. State Rep. Scott Sifton (at left) is sponsoring a bill to help seniors stay in their homes.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

Tax Day can be a tough time for anyone, but it’s especially hard for seniors facing rising personal property taxes on a fixed income. That’s according to some local lawmakers who are asking the state to give seniors a break.

State Representatives Jill Shupp and Scott Sifton are pushing two bills in Missouri’s legislature to help seniors:

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Tax rate audit
10:41 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Audit finds rates in six St. Louis-area taxing districts are too high

(via Flickr/kenteegardin)

A statewide review 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.

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Casino Value
5:17 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Board reverses decision on assessed value of River City Casino

River City Casino.
(via Wikimedia Commons/RamblingGambler)

Updated at 5:20pm with comments from hearing, more details.

The board that hears appeals from St. Louis County taxpayers on the value of their home or business has reversed  its decision to reduce the value of River City Casino in Lemay.

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MO Statehouse: Aerotropolis, Joplin relief
1:09 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Senate passes scaled-back Aerotropolis; tax relief for Joplin businesses delayed

The state Senate is unlikely to take up a measure that would provide relief to businesses destroyed by natural disasters, like the Home Depot in Joplin, Mo.
(UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock)

Updated 5:32 p.m. with reaction from the Mo. House Speaker

A measure that sharply reduces the amount of tax credits available to support the creation of an international cargo hub at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is in the hands of the Missouri House.

The State Senate approved the measure this morning.

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Property Tax Appeal
7:30 am
Fri December 24, 2010

Property tax appeal application deadline looming

Missouri homeowners who bought their properties after June 13th of this year and think the assessed values were too high can file appeals, due to a change in the tax code. (via Flickr/faul)

Missouri homeowners who bought their properties after June 13th of this year and think the assessed values were too high can file appeals, due to a change in the tax code.  But there's a catch.


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Tax checkoffs
4:31 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

More property tax check-offs possible

There could be two new options for St. Louis residents to use their property tax bills  next year as a vehicle for charitable donations.

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