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Linebarger, Oden Still Pushing for County Tax Business
But county officials say collections are very efficient
"...Two separate analyses of the county's pursuit of delinquent taxpayers turned up two different answers – yes and no...."

Aug. 5, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Split Council Approves Incentives
5-2 Vote on Websense and Dropbox suggests shifting perspectives
"...Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo balked at paying corporate incentives during relatively good economic times...."

Feb. 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Playback: Sizing Up Music's Bite of the Hotel Tax
Two new municipal funding schemes look to finally impact Austin music
"...The hotel occupancy tax (HOT tax) collects 15 cents on every dollar spent..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Property Tax Vote Set For Tuesday
County may challenge commercial property tax roll
"...Tuesday on whether to challenge this year’s commercial property tax roll. The item is set for 10:15am...."

June 9, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Film Incentives Pass House
Lawmakers unanimously approve Travis Co. bill: Author Dukes expects quick passage
"...bill, and it is House Bill 873, the film incentives," she said...."

March 25, 2009 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Is That a Wrap for Incentives?
Amid economic woes and a race-baiting controversy, the future of TV, video game, and film funding in Texas looks shaky
"...ask lawmakers to put more money into job-saving production incentives?..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council: Boom Times, Boom Incentives
City considers deals with Websense and Dropbox
"...a goose from the Texas Enterprise Fund – state incentives already promised, but contingent on local municipal support...."

Feb. 21, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Gov. Perry Signs Film Incentives Bill Into Law
Troublemaker Studios plays host to supporters of HB 873
"...was rustling up support for Senate Bill 1929, his tax-break bill for production facilities...."

May 1, 2009 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Abbott Touts Less Spending and More Tax Cuts
The governor releases his draft budget
"...Moreover, Abbott doubled down on the philosophy of increased tax breaks by proposing another $250 million reduction in the..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council: About Those Tax Bills ...
Vested rights returns to agenda
"...Tovo, Morrison, and Bill Spelman want to add property tax reform and sales price disclosure to the city's legislative..."

June 6, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Perry on Power
'No energy subsidies' or 'No, energy subsidies"
"...different. In fact, he has helped usher plenty more incentives into place...."

Oct. 25, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Daily Hustle: 4/12/11
Historic tax breaks taken to court
"...recommended a suite of changes to the city's generous tax abatements for historic homes, a lawsuit was filed in..."

April 12, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Home Is Where the Tax Credits Are
"...a more complete description of the federal low-income housing tax credit program (described as "rent control" in the article),..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Column

The Common Law
Sell your home and get a tax break?
" I've heard that I don't have to pay taxes on the money I make from the sale of..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Column by Luke Ellis

The Daily Hustle: 6/7/10
Historic zoning haymaker coming to council?
"...capping historic zoning for homes – and the property tax losses they create – is coming to City Council..."

June 7, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Rent Rub
Working Poor Getting Stiffed on Housing Costs
"...IRS builds more affordable housing than HUD - through tax credits, tax-exempt bonds, and other incentives meted out to..."

Aug. 21, 1998 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Abandoning the Nest
Hurt by the state's inadequate incentives program, Texas film crews take flight
"...States like neighboring New Mexico and Louisiana offer heftier incentives to entice Hollywood to come a-calling...."

May 23, 2008 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Point Austin: A Taste for Apple
When the big corporate boys come calling, the city pays the fees
"...the estimated cost in rebated real and personal property taxes of the proposed economic development deal with Apple Inc.,..."

March 23, 2012 News Column by Michael King

The Making of an Endorsement
"...developers and their tactics, or malls, or Endeavor, or incentives as a tool. Many share those attitudes and opinions...."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

Then There's This: Preferential Treatment
Schwab wins incentives from county – when do we say 'time out'?
"...come before the county. Things like granting economic development incentives to companies wanting to expand or relocate here, for..."

Aug. 8, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

Austin @ Large: Every Day Is Halloween
But will only the good corporate kids get the candy?
"...Council's approval of Austin's new scorecard for granting employer tax incentives proved to be rather pro forma. Discussion at..."

Nov. 12, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: To Preserve and Thrive
Alvarez and Thomas' Eastside plan needs fine-tuning, but it's about time
"...– certain development projects would be eligible for property tax rebates, based on how many jobs they create or..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Take Three
Texas film incentives don't always carry sufficient funding
"...greater number of companies being attracted by more generous incentives, Hudgins said: "Unfortunately, what's going to prove up this..."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The (Corporate) Welfare State
"...and local governments came up with a package of incentives worth $250 million. Last year, Amarillo offered $8 million..."

May 5, 1995 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Big Money, Big Money
Film incentives see massive boost
"...keep Texas competitive with other film-producing states that offer incentives, but it was always limited by small cash reserves...."

May 31, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

PODER vs. H-Zoning: Ready for Round Two?
Eastside gentrification task force recommends expanding, not abolishing, historic zoning.
"...Almanza, historic zoning in East Austin -- and the tax breaks to property owners that go along with it..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Urban planning and noise in the Hood
"...sizes means yet another wave of rapidly increasing property taxes. And the same can be said of rental properties,..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Column

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...of Austin was unveiled Wednesday morning, featuring a proposed tax rate of 40.28 cents. That's a small step down..."

July 25, 2008 News Feature

The Depot Comes to the District Hat in Hand
Austin ISD considers a tax giveaway to mendicant Home Depot, and the question is, who pays?
"...district consultants presented to the board a $5.7 million tax incentive package for a Home Depot research and development..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

New Rules for Old Buildings: The Historic Task Force
As the task force on historic preservation concludes its work, the outcome remains uncertain
"...guidelines on acceptable infill development, and channel funds or incentives into rehabilitating structures that need it. The city already..."

April 2, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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