property taxes http://wamc.org en Vermont House Passes School Tax Increases http://wamc.org/post/vermont-house-passes-school-tax-increases <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont House members are expressing relief that they've been able to reduce increases in statewide school property taxes from what had been projected earlier. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 87498 at http://wamc.org Vermont House Passes School Tax Increases Adams Selectmen Set Fiscal 2014 Tax Rates http://wamc.org/post/adams-selectmen-set-fiscal-2014-tax-rates <p><a href="http://adamsma.virtualtownhall.net/Public_Documents/AdamsMA_Selectmen/index" target="_blank">The Board of Selectmen</a> has set the tax rate for businesses and homeowners in town of Adams, Massachusetts.</p><p>The Selectmen unanimously voted to maintain a 15 percent shift tax levy towards commercial property for fiscal year 2014. The decision sets the residential rate at $19.95 and the commercial rate at $23.69. Compared to last year, these figures represent an increase of $1.70 per $1,000 of assessed value of a residential property and a jump of $2.02 for commercial.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:58:37 +0000 Jim Levulis 74834 at http://wamc.org Adams Selectmen Set Fiscal 2014 Tax Rates Tax Relief Program For Senior Citizens May Expand To Springfield http://wamc.org/post/tax-relief-program-senior-citizens-may-expand-springfield <p>A decade-old Massachusetts program that allows a property tax break for senior citizens may be introduced in the state’s third largest city.&nbsp; Springfield would join several smaller cities in the region that already offer the popular program.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The Senior Tax Work-Off Program allows homeowners over the age of 60 to perform tasks for a municipality in exchange for a one-time abatement of a portion of their property tax bill.&nbsp; It is offered in more than 100 cities and towns in Massachusetts including Westfield, Chicopee and Holyoke.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:18:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 71244 at http://wamc.org Tax Relief Program For Senior Citizens May Expand To Springfield NY Cities: High Taxes, Low Taxes http://wamc.org/post/ny-cities-high-taxes-low-taxes <p>A new report shows Schenectady and Gloversville rank among cities with the highest property tax rates in New York.&nbsp; A study published this week by the fiscally conservative Empire Center for New York State Policy ranks the Mohawk Valley city of Gloversville the highest-taxed of 75 cities in the state, with an effective rate of $52.40 per $1,000 of a property's value.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:29:22 +0000 Dave Lucas 64290 at http://wamc.org NY Cities: High Taxes, Low Taxes Exception To Tax Cap Law Sought For Casino Property http://wamc.org/post/exception-tax-cap-law-sought-casino-property <p>The city of Springfield is seeking an exception to Proposition 2 ½ , the Massachusetts property tax cap law, when it comes to casinos.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; An $800 million resort casino could mean tens of millions of dollars annually in additional property taxes for Springfield.&nbsp; But Mayor Domenic Sarno said the city will not get the full financial benefits from a casino development unless a change is made to Prop 2 ½.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:25:34 +0000 Paul Tuthill 60741 at http://wamc.org Exception To Tax Cap Law Sought For Casino Property Vermont House Debates School Tax Increase http://wamc.org/post/vermont-house-debates-school-tax-increase <p>The Vermont House has advanced legislation that would bring a sharp increase in the statewide school property tax rates.<br><br>Wednesday's debate concerned a 5-cent increase in the statewide residential property tax rate, to 94 cents per $100 of a home's value. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 58229 at http://wamc.org Vermont House Debates School Tax Increase For Berkshires, some will see taxes go up while property values go down http://wamc.org/post/berkshires-some-will-see-taxes-go-while-property-values-go-down <p></p><p></p><p>For communities in the Berkshires it’s the time of year when local governments determine their tax rates, and many this year are seeing their taxes go up while property values go down. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…</p><p>North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright said he’s predicting that residents of the small Berkshire city could see their taxes rise 3% this year – but he says his cities tight fiscal situation is not uncommon right now.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:37:23 +0000 Lucas Willard 53083 at http://wamc.org For Berkshires, some will see taxes go up while property values go down Lower Property Tax Bills Expected In Springfield Mass. http://wamc.org/post/lower-property-tax-bills-expected-springfield-mass-0 <p>Property tax bills for a majority of &nbsp;homeowners and business owners in Springfield Massachusetts are expected to be lower in 2013.&nbsp; But the reason won’t make most homeowners happy. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief&nbsp; Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:26:52 +0000 Paul Tuthill 52809 at http://wamc.org Lower Property Tax Bills Expected In Springfield Mass. Springfield Budget Calls For Job Cuts, Library Closings,Higher Fees http://wamc.org/post/springfield-budget-calls-job-cuts-library-closingshigher-fees <p><font size="2">&nbsp; The city of Springfield Massachusetts will reduce its municipal<br /> workforce and cut some city services under a budget recommended by the<br /> mayor. At the same time, the city council is being asked to raise almost<br /> $3 million in fees and taxes to avoid even deeper cuts. WAMC&#39;s Pioneer<br /> Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A grim faced Mayor Domenic Sarno announced a<a href="http://www3.springfield-ma.gov/finance/index.php?id=budget"> recommended budget</a> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:59:07 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40926 at http://wamc.org Springfield Budget Calls For Job Cuts, Library Closings,Higher Fees Mayor's Budget Expected To Result In Layoffs, Cutbacks http://wamc.org/post/mayors-budget-expected-result-layoffs-cutbacks <p><font size="2">The next state budget in Massachusetts is likely to include the<br /> first increase in local aid in four years. But, it appears it won&#39;t be<br /> enough to avert layoffs and service cuts in the state&#39;s third largest<br /> city.&nbsp; WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Massachusetts House and Senate leaders made local aid increases<br /> a priority for the next state budget.&nbsp; The House and Senate have passed Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:51:38 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40792 at http://wamc.org Mayor's Budget Expected To Result In Layoffs, Cutbacks