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Property Tax Relief in Delaware

Property taxes in Delaware are levied at the local level. Each county has its own property tax rate and assessment ratio. In addition to the county taxes, there are property taxes for cities, school districts, libraries, vo-tech, and crossing guards. The Delaware Economic Development Department provides a list of tax rates applicable in each county ...

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

With the housing market getting worse we thought we’d catch a break on our property taxes. We thought surely our property taxes would be lower, right? Wrong. Luckily, it turns out you can fight City Hall, or at least your country appraisal board. We were able to successfully lower our property taxes by preparing our ...

Property Tax Exemptions in California

Property taxes in California are assessed by counties, cities, schools and special districts, with oversight from the California State Board of Equalization, which administers property exemption forms. As explained on the California Tax Data website, property tax bills consist of a general tax levy, which is 1% of the total assessed value of the property ...

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Property Tax Relief in Pennsylvania

Property taxes in Pennsylvania are relatively high on a national scale. According to the Tax Foundation, Pennsylvania ranked 11th in the U.S. in 2008 in terms of property taxes paid as a percentage of home value (1.34%) and 12th in the country in terms of property taxes as a percentage of income (3.55%). The Pennsylvania ...

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Property Tax Relief in Montana

Property taxes in Montana are governed at the state level and the mill levies are set at the local level. The Montana Department of Revenue is responsible for the appraisal, assessment, and equalization of property value for tax purposes. Most appraisals are done by regional offices of the state department of revenue. Local governments including ...

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Homestead Exemption for Seniors in Ohio

Property taxes in Ohio ranked 12th in the country in 2008 in terms of taxes as a percentage of home value at 1.29% according to the Tax Foundation. But starting with property tax bills paid in 2008, Ohio residents who are age 65 or older or disabled can take advantage of an expanded homestead exemption. ...

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Property Tax Relief in Missouri

Property taxes in Missouri ranked about in the middle among the 50 states in 2008 according to The Tax Foundation. Property taxes in the state as a percentage of median home value were 0.87%, ranking Missouri in 23rd place. Property taxes are levied at the local level in Missouri and the rates vary by jurisdiction. ...

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Saving Money on Property Taxes in Oklahoma

Homestead exemption laws can protect your home against a forced sale to meet the demands of your creditors, provide a surviving spouse with shelter, and can save you money on your property taxes. Oklahoma has some of the broadest homestead protection in the country, covering up to 160 acres of land outside a municipality’s corporate ...

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Property Tax Breaks in Michigan

Property taxes in Michigan are relatively high compared to other states. According to the Tax Foundation, Michigan ranked ninth in the country in 2008 in terms of property taxes as a percentage of median home value at 1.45%, and tenth in terms of property taxes as a percentage of median homeowner’s income at 3.70%. But ...