It’s September – time to pay property taxes! Most property owners will see a significant increase in taxes due this fall. Assessments were way up (8.2 percent for residential property in urban Polk County, for example), and most jurisdictions are
Next September’s property tax bills will shock many central Iowa residents and businesses. A closer look at tax statements will show that even though the property tax rate may not have changed, the tax bill may be considerably higher. The
On Sunday Sept. 17 The Des Moines Register kicked off what we can expect will be a continuous refrain from local governments over the prospect of losing state property tax replacement funds. In 2013 the legislature cut back the portion
Local governments have completed their budgets for the coming year that begins July 1, 2017 (also known as fiscal year 2018). Everyone wants to know what’s happened with property tax rates in the new budgets. Have they gone up or
Property taxes were due on March 31, so for many people, property taxes may be top of mind right now. It’s always a good idea to turn the bill over and look at which local governments receive what share of
This is the time of year when local governments finalize their budgets for the coming year (starting July 1). One of the first things people look at is what’s happening with the property tax rate. Often a city will proudly
Property tax payments must be paid by September 30 and March 30 of each year. If you’re like most people, you will not write a check for the payment on September 30th. Instead, it’s folded into your monthly mortgage payment
Cities have completed their budgets and it’s always interesting to look at updated property tax rate comparisons and changes from the prior year. Property tax rates and property taxes do not tell the whole story about relative efficiency among communities.