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
Join us! Whether you rent or own, property taxes are likely your single largest state/local tax liability. With property tax bills payable in September, it’s a great time to join the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa to review your own
With the closing of the 2015 legislative session this year has come a chorus of lamentations about money that didn’t get spent, and how important interests from school children to outdoor recreation and environmental protection will suffer as a result.
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
Des Moines Right-of-Way Management Fee Proposal On Monday, September 8, 2014 the City of Des Moines approved a first reading of an adjustment to their right-of-way management fees. These are fees that are charged to utilities and other companies to
Recently the City of West Des Moines announced a $1.13 billion investment by Microsoft Corporation in a new data center. The Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa has endorsed the project’s financing as a good deal for property taxpayers, and here’s
On March 4, 2014 residents of Des Moines will be asked to vote on whether the City ought to have the option of raising the franchise fee (which is applied to all gas & electric utility bills) in order to