Property Tax

The Arizona Republic
Friday, August 3, 2007
Bob Schuster
If you're a homeowner, you'd better brace yourself. You'll be getting your property-tax bill soon. And it will be higher than last year's. In many cases, much higher. So high, in fact, that it might prompt you to join Arizona's fledgling tax revolt. At least two initiatives are being proposed that would prohibit local taxing entities from reaping windfalls when property valuations soar, as has happened in Maricopa County the past few years.
The Arizona Republic
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Mary Jo Pitzl
Remember your property-tax bill for 2003? Marc Goldstone wants you to not only remember it, but to live with it, essentially, for as long as the property stands. On Wednesday, the chairman of Arizona Tax Revolt filed an initiative for the November 2008 ballot that would roll back valuations on all properties statewide to 2003 levels. Tax bills are computed on a property's valuation.
Capitol Times
Friday, July 13, 2007
Luige del Puerto
A movement is underway to roll back levies of taxing entities to levels of two years ago, one of several efforts in Arizona in recent years aimed at shielding property owners from tax hikes.
East Valley Tribune
Friday, July 6, 2007
Beth Lucas
Gilbert Councilman Dave Crozier wants the Town Council to reconsider the town’s recently approved property tax rate — in light of proposed statewide initiatives that would retroactively force governments to decrease tax hikes.
East Valley Tribune
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Kevin McCarthy Editorial
With few exceptions, the seeds of property tax revolts are sown when elected officials demonstrate that they cannot be trusted with the extraordinary power granted to them through an ad valorem (valuation-based) property tax system. That demonstration was clearly on display at the recent Gilbert Town Council hearing to set the 2007 property tax rate.
West Valley View
Friday, June 29, 2007
Rebecca I. Allen
The numbers can give tax-paying homeowners a case of rate shock. Several West Valley school districts published truth in taxation notices in today's View announcing minor to seemingly excessive jumps in primary property tax rates.
Arizona Daily Star
Monday, March 26, 2007
Senate President Tim Bee
Property taxpayers across Arizona are alarmed. They have been receiving notification from county assessors across the state that the taxable value of their property is again increasing. Their anxiety is certainly justified because experience tells them that increases in assessed value will translate into higher property taxes when local governments set their budgets.
Green Valley News
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Jim Lamb
Pima County residents including those in Green Valley and Sahuarita have received their 2008 property valuation notices. And since just about all Pima County property is valued higher than the year before, property taxes will go up although tax rates may actually go down. The Pima County supervisors set the rates, although they’re somewhat handcuffed on what they can charge due to a recently approved proposition.
Payson Roundup
Friday, March 9, 2007
Michael Maresh
Payson homeowner Paul Penning got a shock recently when he learned the assessed limited property valuation of his three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home jumped $22,000. Home valuations were sent out Feb. 15 and Penning wasn't the only one in northern Gila County to be taken off guard by an increased assessment. After new valuation notices went out to all property owners a few weeks ago, Gila County Assessor Dale Hom said his office has had a flurry of calls.
Kingman Daily Miner
Monday, March 5, 2007
Lauri Taylor Editorial
If you have received your Notice of Value from the Mohave County Assessor for 2008, you may be like me and understand better why our forefathers threw the tea in the Boston Harbor in revolt! I don't recall all the details of that time, but I do remember it had to do with unfair taxation, and it was the first thing that came to mind when I read my tax notice. In talking with people around town, it appears that many feel the same.

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