Property Tax

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.
The Arizona Republic
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Russ Wiles
Property-valuation notices recently went out in the mail, so it's time for businesses to pull out their calculators. Owners of commercial properties likely will find the valuation exercise more critical this year than will homeowners. For one thing, businesses have more ways to challenge an assessment. For another, commercial valuations rose at a higher clip than residential properties over the past year.
Today's News Herald
Thursday, November 30, 2006
David Bell
A voter-approved cap on property tax levies will become official Monday. And a private foundation is looking to put the same limits on taxes for flood control districts and libraries.
Arizona Capitol Times
Friday, October 20, 2006
Jim Small
It may not be a sexy issue, but a state senator says that if a ballot proposition concerning local property tax rates doesn’t receive voter approval, homeowners in some tax jurisdictions could face steep property tax increases and have no recourse.
The Arizona Republic
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Editorial Board
To understand Proposition 101, it's necessary to go back to 1980. The Legislature met in special session that year and referred to voters a package of 10 propositions that placed ceilings on property taxes and on local spending.
The Business Journal
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Mike Sunnucks
A state economic program that attracts jobs and business investment to rural and urban areas with high unemployment and poverty rates is facing extinction because of some strong opposition in the state Legislature. Some conservative Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate oppose extending the state's enterprise zone program because it offers special incentives and tax breaks to specific businesses.
The Arizona Republic
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Editorial Board
There's a campaign to terrify Arizonans with a phony danger: Property taxes will eat you alive.
The Arizona Republic
Thursday, March 9, 2006
Mary Jo Pitzl
Despite some concerns about the tax breaks it offers, Arizona's Enterprise Zone program appears headed for a five-year extension. That means manufacturing businesses looking to locate within designated areas of the state will qualify for income-tax breaks that amount to $3,000 per employee, up to 200 workers, for three years. Businesses also get a lower property-tax assessment for five years.
The Arizona Republic
Thursday, March 9, 2006
Kevin McCarthy
A debate among taxpayers regarding the most hated tax rarely changes minds. The current legislative session features a debate about whether to direct tax relief to property taxpayers or income taxes or possibly both.

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