Phoenix investments
Property Tax

Maricopa County Cuts Spending, but Property Tax Bills Will Still Rise

(Source: AZCentral): Rebekah Sanders – Even though Maricopa County officials voted Monday to keep property-tax rates steady and to spend $43 million less from the county’s budget, homeowners still can expect higher bills due to rising home values. The county government estimated homeowners will see a roughly $6 increase on a $100,000 home in the coming year, which will Read More…

Arizona Retirement
Property Tax

How seniors can lower their property taxes in Arizona

(Source: AZCentral): Rebekah L. Sanders –  If you’re over age 65 in Arizona and are on a fixed income, you may be eligible to significantly reduce your property tax bill. There are two government programs that help low-income seniors: The Senior Property Valuation Protection Program is administered through county assessor offices to roughly 22,000 seniors throughout the state. This Read More…

Property Tax

She nearly lost her home over $800. Now a lawmaker wants to give her a tax break

(Source: AZCentral): Rebekah L. Sanders – Ruth Rogers, 66, feared she would lose her Phoenix home over about $800 in back property taxes. Struggling to get by on less than $10,000 a year in Social Security income, Rogers tearfully told employees at the Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office last year that she neglected utility bills and skipped meals to try to cover the debt. “It Read More…

Housing Market
Property Tax

Metro Phoenix Property Tax Valuations are on the Rise. But will Property Taxes Climb Too?

(Source: AZCentral): Catherine Reagor – If you own a metro Phoenix home, your latest Arizona property tax valuation is ready. It will soon arrive via mail or email, and most likely you will see an increase from last year. Overall, the value of single-family homes climbed almost 7.2 percent and condominium values climbed almost 10.5 percent last Read More…

GPLET
Property Tax

Tempe GPLET tax break to private developer may go to Arizona Supreme Court

(Source: AZCentral): Jerod MacDonald-Evoy – he Arizona Attorney General’s Office says Tempe followed the rules in giving a tax break to a hotel, but may have violated state law on another project. The property-tax break on The Graduate Hotel in downtown Tempe adheres to state law, while the city’s tax break on a Bank of the West office building on Fountainhead Parkway Read More…

Navajo County Assessor
Property Tax

Navajo County mails 2019 property valuation notices

(Source: TheIndependent): Michael Johnson – Property owners in Navajo County should soon be receiving their 2019 Notice of Valuations. The notices were mailed Friday, Jan. 26, to all property owners within the county’s boundaries, according to Navajo County Assessor Cammy Darris. The notices, she said, reflect the full cash and limited property values the Assessor’s Office Read More…

tempe property tax
Property Tax

Tempe Property Tax Breaks for 2 Developments Under Scrutiny By Attorney General

(Source: East Valley Tribune): Wayne Schutsky –  The Arizona Attorney General is investigating the city of Tempe in connection with a Tucson area state legislator’s claims that it improperly used the Government Property Lease Excise Tax to benefit two developments. Republican state Rep. Vince Leach requested that Attorney General Mark Brnovich investigate GPLET benefits the Read More…

Government Property Lease Excise Tax
Property Tax

Controversial Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) Lawsuit Moves Forward

(Source: DowntownDevil): Daniel Perle –  A lawsuit threatening the city’s use of the popular Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) tax incentive which has increased downtown density is moving forward following the ruling of a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Wednesday. The complaints, filed by Angel’s Trumpet Ale House owner Mat Englehorn, allege the city violated several clauses Read More…

Arizona property taxes
Property Tax

Arizona property taxes are out, Phoenix property tax bill is likely up and here’s why

(Source: AZCentral): Catherine Reagor – Arizona property taxes are out in Phoenix metro area.  Most homeowners should expect to pay more than they did last year. But it all depends on where you live on whether your taxes are up by single- or double-digit percentage increases. In addition to Maricopa County, cities, schools, water, fire, library and lighting districts tax metro Read More…

Pima County Assessor
Property Tax

Pima County Assessor interest in small Tucson property tax dispute leaves questions

(Source: ArizonaDailyStar) Murphy Woodhouse – It’s not every day that someone asks to be sued. But that’s exactly what happened in a small Pima County Assessor has done property tax dispute filed in Maricopa County Superior Court in July, at least according to the property owner appealing the valuation. The potential annual property tax impact Read More…