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Sales Tax in the Tank
Comptroller reports 12.5% drop in sales tax revenue
"..."Comptroller Susan Combs Delivers $418 Million in Local Sales Tax Revenue," the comptroller announced that sales tax revenues fell..."

Oct. 9, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Property Tax Fireworks Flare
Proposals would actually tax Texans more, but with little extra for schools
"...was scheduled to open debate on a controversial property tax cut bill, House Democrats offered a preview of the..."

July 8, 2005 News Column by Kimberly Reeves

Free Tax Prep Services in Austin
Don't let the April 17 deadline sneak up on you
"...Don’t panic, but the deadline to file tax returns is just about a week away...."

April 7, 2018 Events Post by Austin Sanders

The Franchise Tax Conundrum
How a tax fix is not a tax raise
"...How will Republicans raise taxes without raising taxes? That may sound like a riddle,..."

Jan. 27, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Tax Bills Mailed Out
Don't blame us, we're just telling you
"...Great news for the holiday season: Tax Assessor-Collector Nelda Wells Spears has announced that all 258,543..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: School Finance Math; Tax Plans Diverge; Veteran Benefits Restricted; and More
Is school finance dead this session?; House and Senate tax plans split; Lege restricts veterans' benefits; and more
"...legislative minds focused just on education, to get anywhere. Tax Cuts Fall in a Hole..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Council Slows Staff's Roll on South Central Tax District
Hold back the TIRZ (Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone)
"...the potential costs of adding more land to the tax financing district intended to spur redevelopment at the old..."

Dec. 10, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Property Tax Angst Starts Early
Council ponders ‘surplus,’ raising exemption – and anti-tax backlash
"...City Council agenda includes consideration of increasing the property tax exemption for homeowners aged 65 or older, or disabled..."

March 17, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Will a Tax Credit Make Life Better or Harder for Texas Filmmakers?
Advocates worry plan would increase production but hurt local talent
"...present voted to send a massive film and TV tax credit bill to the House. But sources close to..."

April 18, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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

Commissioners Say No to Tax Protest
County will study, not challenge, commercial appraisal roll
"...with the appraisal district over the 2014 commercial property tax roll. Instead, commissioners voted to study the appraisal process..."

June 10, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Tax Relief for Wildfire Victims
IRS offering tax relief to victims
"...said it, "friends" and "IRS" in the same sentence), taxpayers in counties declared federal disaster areas may be eligible..."

Sept. 20, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

SOB Tax Stripped Again
After second court defeat, Attorney General looks to Texas Supreme Court to revive "Titty Tax"
"...of Appeals released its judgment on the infamous "Titty Tax." Like the 53rd District Court before it, the appellate..."

June 15, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

After Narrow Loss in Mayor’s Race, Celia Tries for Tax Assessor-Collector
Bruce Elfant retires after a decade
"...After Bruce Elfant, Travis County’s tax assessor-collector for more than a decade, announced his retirement..."

June 19, 2023 News Post by Lina Fisher

County May Contest Tax-Exempt Status of Soccer Stadium
It's the tax, man
"...Tuesday to "preserve the county's right to challenge the tax-exempt status" of the soccer stadium to be built by..."

Aug. 24, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Property Tax Deadline Approaching
Monthly payment plans are available
"...The 2012 property tax deadline – Jan. 31 – is coming up quickly...."

Jan. 24, 2013 News Post by Monica Riese

Tax Assessor Candidates Duke It Out
Who'da thunk that this race is where the all the action would be?
"...Democratic Primary would be the race for Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector, raise your hand. (Oh put your hand down,..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

When Is a Tax Not a Tax? Ask the GOP.
The House tax bill passes, but will it actually help Texas schools?
"...are whistling while they work – singing a happy tax tune – as they go about their work around..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Council Set to Offset High-End Tax Break With Rent Relief
The ol' homestead
"...first of two votes necessary to double its property tax homestead exemption to 20%. This tax break will apply..."

June 11, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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

Better a Gas Tax Hike Than Tolls
"...did many of the speakers mention increasing the gasoline tax as a more appropriate means of funding the building..."

Oct. 5, 2004 Postmarks

The Re-education of Historic Tax Breaks
AISD looks for reforms to next year's historic property program
" a historic property? When it comes to providing tax breaks for old buildings, the city of Austin and..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Polishing Sales Pitch for Tax Election
Voters in November may be asked to chip in for education
" its Aug. 19 meeting into a possible property tax election on the Nov. 2 ballot. That input could..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Takes a Tax Bite to Voters
School board hammers out a budget
"...couple of years of nominal budget surpluses and property tax rate cuts, Austin ISD's board of trustees agreed on..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Common Law: Tax Procrastinators Unite
Tax Procrastinators Unite
"...Procrastinating on your taxes? Avoiding the untouched stack of tax documents on your..."

April 4, 2014 Column by Luke Ellis

Tax Assessor-Collector: The Ghost of Nelda
Nelda Wells Spears may have retired, but she still has her hand in politics
"...race to win the Democratic nomination for Travis County tax assessor-collector (and voter registrar) – an open seat for..."

May 11, 2012 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Topless Tax Sequel, Part III
The Lege's Titty Tax refuses to die
"...House Bill 1751 – aka the "Titty Tax" – was supposed to be a social-service panacea: paying..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Frankenstein's Flat Tax
Part Forbes, part Bush, Perry cobbles together financial policy
"...Greenville, South Carolina, Perry unveiled his plan for a tax return so simple that it can fit on a..."

Oct. 26, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Bowing to Business Wheels, AISD Cans Tax Hike
Board passes new budget but drops ballot proposal
"...the business community against a proposal to raise the tax rate, which the board scrapped...."

Aug. 27, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Tax Assessor-Collect­or Race Gets Dirty
Mud starting to fly in Democratic primary race for Travis Co. tax asses­sor-collector, with each candidate calling the other a liar
" in the Dem­ocratic primary race for Travis Co. tax asses­sor-collector, with each candidate calling the other a liar...."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

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