Property Tax

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.
Kingman Daily Miner
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Suzanne Adams
KINGMAN - A statewide group of residents is fed up with the Arizona property tax system. Arizona Tax Revolt will be circulating an initiative in the next few weeks to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot. "People have budgets. They budget so much for groceries, bills and other items every month. They budget for their property taxes. They expect them to be so much," said Marc Goldstone, chair of Arizona Tax Revolt.
Daily Courier
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
PAULA RHODEN
PRESCOTT: The telephones at the Yavapai County Assessor's Office have not stopped ringing since property owners received Notices of Value for the 2008 tax year. Some property owners are concerned about an increase in the full cash value of their property and the lack of a formula to determine the increase. Charles Phillips and Stan Rowley are curious about the how the assessor's office determines Full Cash Value.
Arizona Daily Star
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Thousands of Pima County homeowners will see increases of $100,000 or more in the tax value of their homes in their 2008 valuation notices, officials said. The notices being mailed this week are based on home sales that occurred in 2005 and 2006, at the height of the hot housing market. The tax rates that are adopted this summer will be applied to these values in 2008. Taxes paid this year will be based on last year's values.
The Arizona Republic
Monday, February 26, 2007
Matthew Benson
On Tuesday, Maricopa County residents will start getting the news: Your homes are worth a lot more, and you're likely to be paying more in property taxes. More than 1.3 million notices of property values will begin hitting Maricopa County mailboxes, bringing news that's sure to cause delight and consternation.
The East Valley Tribune
Friday, February 23, 2007
Howard Fischer
A bipartisan measure moving through the Arizona Legislature to cut business taxes likely would mean a higher property taxes for homeowners — at least in the short term. HCR2037 would exempt the first $150,000 of business equipment from annual property tax levies. The move, according to Rep. Ben Miranda, D-Phoenix, would mean no tax on equipment at all for 90 percent of all firms in the state.
The Arizona Republic
Friday, February 23, 2007
Maura J. Halpern
Over the past few days, Debbie Cox, a Realtor in Surprise, has received more than a dozen faxes and phone calls from worried clients. It's that time of year when the Maricopa County Assessor's Office mails out property valuation notices, and some homeowners were surprised at what they saw for 2008. West Valley cities saw some of the metropolitan area's highest increases in single-family home valuations, which could mean higher property taxes next year.
Tucson Citizen
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Garry Duffy
Pima County homeowners next week will begin receiving property assessment notices, the basis for property taxes. They can expect valuation increases of up to 25 percent, Assessor Bill Staples says. That could mean increased property taxes.
The Arizona Republic
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Editorial
If you've seen homes selling for less in your neighborhood lately, you might be thinking there's a silver lining. Your home could be worth less, so your taxes might be less, too. Right? The answer is an unqualified maybe. Homeowners in Maricopa County got an envelope in the mail last week showing their homes' new assessed value. And on average, that value is up. Not the 52 percent rise of the boom days, but still up, 13.4 percent overall.

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