Mr. Cooper's spokesperson Cherie Gifford answered my questions via email.She explainedd that her company does not recognize the deferral as a way to do business."It is our policy to pay real property taxes on behalf of our customers," she wrote in an email.Others reject deferral, tooCheryl Jordan at the Dallas Central Appraisal District tells The Watchdog: "The majority of mortgage companies won't let you have a deferral. You're not on the hook for it. They are. That's the way it is, unfortunately."DCAD's application form for deferral warns, "If you have an existing mortgage on the property on which you wish to file a tax deferral, contact your mortgage company first to determine if they will honor the deferral."Otherwise, even though you may qualify for the deferral, your mortgage company may continue to pay your taxes."In Schmid's case, his original company did honor it. Then along came Mr. Cooper.Best when no mortgageOnly 4,100 out of 650,000 Dallas homeowners have filed for a … [Read more...] about Seniors think they get a property tax deferral – until a surprise tax bill comes
Grant Schulte, Associated Press Updated 11:49 am PST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Neb. Gov. Pete Ricketts delivers his annual State of the State address to lawmakers in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Gov. Ricketts called on lawmakers to approve a new property tax package and boost funding for Nebraska's prison system in the face of a looming state deadline to reduce overcrowding. less Neb. Gov. Pete Ricketts delivers his annual State of the State address to lawmakers in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Gov. Ricketts called on lawmakers to approve a new property tax package and boost ... more Photo: Nati Harnik, AP Photo: Nati Harnik, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Neb. Gov. Pete Ricketts delivers his annual State of the State address to lawmakers in … [Read more...] about Ricketts unveils property tax package, prison funding plan
Texas politicians promise the moon, the sun and the stars: Teachers will receive raises, schools will get more money and property taxes will be reformed. No one, though, is proposing a plan that will lower your property taxes. The best anyone can promise is that property taxes will not rise as fast as they would without action. Remember that when Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and other politicians talk about overhauling public school finance and property taxes, they are only offering tweaks to the existing system. They are not recommending the kind of bold change that would reduce the average person’s property taxes or assess taxes in fairer ways. On HoustonChronicle.com: Texas taxes may be low, but they're poorly imposed Taxes and schools are two sides of the same problem. Texas’ school finance system is the product of an archaic state constitution, numerous lawsuits and politicians incapable of resisting the allure of tax cuts for the … [Read more...] about Texas politicians promise property tax reform, just don’t expect lower taxes.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has zeroed in on six themes it will advocate for in the coming year. Some of those priorities involve decisions by state lawmakers, and the political landscape in Albany has changed from a year ago. Democrats now control the State Senate, in addition to the Assembly and the governor's office. "We are committed to making sure people in Albany understand the difference in our two economies, New York City and the rest of New York State,” said Dottie Gallagher, the Partnership’s president. The goal: “To make sure upstate New York is speaking with as loud, as clear, and as strong a voice as possible,” she said. The region's largest business group on Thursday unveiled its annual advocacy agenda before an audience at Pub at the Park, inside Sahlen Field. “The Partnership gives us, and other employers, a voice – focused and strategic – with public officials,” said Julie … [Read more...] about Permanent property tax cap is among Partnership’s priorities for 2019
Dejanay Booth Detroit Free Press Published 12:18 PM EST Jan 9, 2019 Furloughed federal workers in Wayne County affected by the U.S. government shutdown will have more time to pay delinquent property taxes. Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree is granting the extension effective immediately for residents meeting certain qualifications. “We work with people to assist them based on their individual circumstance,” Sabree said in a news release. “There are a lot of people who are not getting paid, and they have absolutely no control over that until the shutdown issue is resolved.” Sabree said he has received several calls from workers who informed him that they would not be able to meet their payment due dates. Read more: Federal workers requesting an extension must reside in Wayne County, be an owner and occupant of the property, provide documentation of their expected federal benefits delayed due to the shutdown and … [Read more...] about 2019 government shutdown: Wayne Co. offers property tax aid