Ohio’s Constitution and the State legislature has guaranteed a floor of 20 mills in property taxes for all government schools. We will try to explain how it works.
Real Estate Taxes
Kenston School district is on the ballot for new money, but somehow taxpayers can no longer see their report card data.
Transparency is not their strong suit.
Kirtland taxpayers get to decide their fate.
LFC Comments by T. Price: It is hard to believe that the Madison School Board would ask for a huge 6.99 mill property tax levy on the May 4th special election. Note to the school board: Do you know that… Read More ›
Modest proposal to help seniors…we will give him a “D-” for at least trying.
Inflation and increasing property taxes are pricing seniors out of their homes, Troy is trying to save them a cup of coffee each month.
What is a Triennial Update?
The triennial revaluation is a statistical analysis of sales occurring since the sextennial.
We thought we should post this article again for those that may not have read or heard of Housing Affordability Threshold (HAT %). This is a very old concept dating back to the late 1800’s, where it was stated that… Read More ›
We are “getting into the weeds” with this article on property taxes.
Our current property tax law has evolved into a tangled web that is far too complex for the taxpayers and the employees that are paid to implement the property tax laws.
In our ongoing efforts to better understand the very complex world of property taxes, we did some research on how the State and the Lake County Auditor’s offices work together to appraise, and assess our residential property values in order… Read More ›
We have spent a great deal of time analyzing the property taxes associated with the Lake County Financing District levy. Our goal is to provide the facts that will help Riverside School District taxpayers decide whether or not to support… Read More ›
(LFC Comments: Lobbyist Joe in Cleveland Heights shares his thoughts about the Cleveland Heights astronomical property tax levy on the March 17th ballot. The 7.9 mill levy will cost a taxpayer $276.50 per year for every $100,000 of market valuation…. Read More ›
(LFC Comments: We wanted to illustrate what is happening to public school finances, and why we believe that they are pricing seniors and those living on fixed incomes out of their homes that they have worked all their lives to… Read More ›
(LFC Comments: We were made aware of another assault on educational choices, and thought that you would like to know about it. Looks like the teachers’ unions and the schools’ lobbyists are twisting some arms in the legislature.) http://www.ccv.org/ohio-action-center/?vvsrc=%2fcampaigns%2f70229%2frespond%3fvcrmeid%3dhDKgo2vbEGJ2MAIW0zELQ%26vcrmiid%3d8bWIvhxsUUyUL7bDcBEqmQ Here… Read More ›
Thanks to our Painesville lobbyist for this letter to the editor posted in the News-Herald.
(LFC Comments: Auburntownship.org is on top of their game…pointing out what is happening in other states regarding property taxes while the Ohio legislators fail to see how seniors are being priced out of their homes with ever-increasing property taxes. Note… Read More ›
For those living in the Willoughby-Eastlake School district, you will again get to vote on another property tax levy on the March 17, 2020 ballot. The property tax will commence in 2020 with the collection in 2021. If it does… Read More ›
“Victor David Hanson is an American classicist, military historian, columnist and farmer. He has been a commentator on modern and ancient warfare and contemporary politics for National Review, The Washington Times and other media outlets.”…from Wikipedia Here is the link… Read More ›
(LFC Comments: Thanks to our friends at the Marietta Project 9-12 project for this article reported in the Ohio Star. There are high paid lobbyists that are thwarting State Representative Derek Merrin’s attempt to simplify the ballot language on the… Read More ›
Thanks to the Geauga patriots at Auburntownship.org for this information: OHIO BILL WOULD TIE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS TO INFLATION Published Tuesday, December 10, 2019 By Tyler Arnold* | The Center Square Proposed legislation would tie Ohio’s homeowner exemption, which… Read More ›
The Center for Community Solutions has generated a detailed, comprehensive report on property taxes funding social services. https://www.communitysolutions.com/research/haves-nots-county-property-taxes-provided-2-5-billion-local-health-social-service-funding-unevenly-distributed/?mc_cid=db8237bd2a&mc_eid=8d430e97ba Here is an excerpt from the article that we found informative: “While all 50 states have property taxes, Ohio is unique in… Read More ›