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  • Property Tax
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    A January 13th article in the Boston Herald speaks of the increasing tax burden faced by Massachusetts residents due to the rising real estate property taxes. The rising rates, which this past year increased as much as 16.6% in Boylston, are compounded by the skyrocketing real estate values. "Tax bills are calculated by multiplying the town's rate, typically set toward the end of each calendar year, by the property's assessed value, divided by $1,000". These increases are being met with mixed em...
  • Utility Companies For Their Tax Rate
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    Public School Finance: Prospectus Paper Oklahoma utility companies are currently protesting the amount of taxes that they must pay. The dispute came about because of the difference between what utility companies and other commercial properties and other entities such as railroads and airlines must pay. The utility companies originally protested all of the taxes that they had to pay. They are now protesting the percentage of taxes that they must pay above what the commercial properties pay. The m...
  • Proposition 13 California's Proposition 13
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    Proposition 13 California's Proposition 13 had a big impact on American government and public policy because it put to vote the reduction of property taxes. This Proposition had a great impact as it swept the county and made headlines in newspapers around the world. People used this initiative process to gain a greater control over their lives. The California taxpayers stood up and said no more to excessive taxes because they were tired of out of control property taxes and losing their homes bec...
  • Line 1004 Property Tax Escrow
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    What Documents To Review At A Closing For A Mortgage Three important mortgage documents 1. Mortgage 2. Note 3. HUD-1 Settlement StatementMortgageo People who sign only have an interest in the property and our not responsible to pay for the loan o Make sure the correct legal description and address are liste do Gives the rights of the mortgage company Usually very standard Secures the not eo Gives the lender a claim against the home if you fail to live up to the terms of the loanNoteo Those who s...
  • Property Loss From Exchanges
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    Final Paper "1031 Exchanges - Insight for the real estate investor " This paper is written to provide a reasonably comprehensive overview of Section 1031 of the IRC as it pertains to real estate transactions, and to offer some thoughts on the wealth-creation advantages that 1031 Exchanges offer. For the greater part of the last decade, we in the United States have been witness to a consistently appreciating real estate market. Sometimes it seems that almost anyone who has purchased a house, piec...
  • Beginning Of Provincial Regulation Over The Municipality
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    78: 263 Municipal Government The Evolving Provincial-Local Financial Relationship in Canada, and the Prospects for Municipal Fiscal AutonomyKarly McRae 000421 Nov. 21, 2003 After tracing the evolution of the provincial-local financial relationship in Canada it has become apparent that the trend, throughout history, has been towards greater Provincial control and in turn less fiscal autonomy for the municipality. There has been an increase (due to demand as well as downloading from the provinces)...
  • 53 Of Local Property Tax Revenues
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    The Effects of Tax Reform on California Prior to 1978, local governments in the state of California enjoyed own-source general revenues that were significantly higher than the national average. But, the passage of proposition 13 in 1978, and the subsequent passage of proposition 218 in 1997, has significantly reduced the ability of local governments to remain as fiscally independent from the state and federal government as they were prior to the initial passing of Proposition 13. It is my intent...

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