Tag Archives: taxes

Putting Local Property Taxes in Context

On Sunday Sept. 17 The Des Moines Register kicked off what we can expect will be a continuous refrain from local governments over the prospect of losing state property tax replacement funds. In 2013 the legislature cut back the portion … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 Ideas in Action: Interpreting Your Property Tax Bill

Join us! Whether you rent or own, property taxes are likely your single largest state/local tax liability. With property tax bills payable in September, it’s a great time to join the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa to review your own … Continue reading

Why Priorities Don’t Get Funded

With the closing of the 2015 legislative session this year has come a chorus of lamentations about money that didn’t get spent, and how important interests from school children to outdoor recreation and environmental protection will suffer as a result. … Continue reading

Your property tax bill is talking

Property tax payments must be paid by September 30 and March 30 of each year. If you’re like most people, you will not write a check for the payment on September 30th. Instead, it’s folded into your monthly mortgage payment … Continue reading

“User Fee” or “Harmful, New Tax”

Des Moines Right-of-Way Management Fee Proposal On Monday, September 8, 2014 the City of Des Moines approved a first reading of an adjustment to their right-of-way management fees.  These are fees that are charged to utilities and other companies to … Continue reading