Category: Other Jurisdictions

News and Information about property taxes or real estate in other places.

Location, location, location NEW MEANING

Most people might not think about this, BUT the electric utility servicing a location can make a big difference. Consider Central Florida. There are two for profit public corporations, each covering coastal areas on the east side and the west ...

Double Take

On U.S. 90, in Live Oak, next to the church.  The question is whether you can tell where the reality begins and the reflections end.

Call 511 for Florida Roads Information

It truely was a dark and stormy night. And day. While Tropical Storm Debby was hovering over Florida, causing local flooding, driving to Tallahassee was a challenge. Which roads to take - to avoid standing water or flooding? And, what ...

Intriguing Examples of Governing

The mayors of London, New York, and Chicago are at least three elected city mayors who seem to understand governing. Each city has attributes and assets that create attractive life styles. And each city has challenges - physical and financial ...

Key Differences Between the Real World and Property Taxes

A comment from ...commercial office space ... (in India!) illustrates perspective.  When looking at commercial properties purely as an investment rather than as a partial-use property for business owners, the most important factor is supply and demand. We agree. Supply and demand ...

Ohio Supreme Court On What Is a Tax and What Is a Fee

Case No. 2010-1548 The Drees Company et al. v. Hamilton Township, Ohio, et al. http://www.supremecourt. ohio.gov/PIO/summaries/ 2012/0531/101548.asp

Even though we’re all Americans, State Rights are not the same everywhere when it comes to taxation

Folks who have read the Wall Street Journal article are asking if they can achieve similar results in their jurisdictions - effectively what they can do if their assessments are not uniform, such as the case in Nevada. The answer is ...

Indiana Tax Question To Be Heard by US Supreme Court

Given how hard it is for any tax matter to reach a federal court at any level, it's important that the Indiana matter is headed to the United States Supreme Court. The plain English suggests the matter is not whether ...

A Constitutional Question In North Carolina

From an article about the constitutionality of impact fees, in a dispute in North Carolina, there is the following statement. In Florida, a similar concept with even broader application seems expressed in section 120.52(8) of the Administrative Procedures Act. "The principal of law ...

Congratulations to Suellen Fulstone

For those who wonder, Suellen Fulstone is the Reno attorney who has represented Nevada's Incline Village taxpayers through their property tax battles against Washoe County. She has done such a great job, it's been a reward just to follow.