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Articles relating to "Taxes":

How to claim Florida as your state of residence to save on taxes (6/13/2017)
A New Yorker buys a second home in Fla. How does the Fla. home become his residence for state tax purposes? Auditors won’t take his word: He’ll have to show it’s going to be his permanent home – that he spends more than half a year at the residence.

Tax savings or community services? Voters will decide (6/2/2017)
A proposed amendment would add an additional $25K property tax exemption, but the benefit would vary by region, impact renters, and other local taxes might go up.

Tax overhaul: Good or bad for homeowners? (5/22/2017)
NAR says the president’s proposed tax overhaul plan would hurt homeowners, but it’s being hotly debated in real estate circles – and not everyone agrees.

Study: Tax reform would hurt middle-class homeowners (5/19/2017)
A study done by PricewaterhouseCoopers for NAR found that current tax-reform proposals would help some people, but not homeowners with adjusted gross incomes between $50K and $200K. Their taxes would rise an average $815.

NAR: Trump tax plan ‘well-intentioned’ but ‘non-starter’ (4/27/2017)
While backing major tax reforms, NAR fears that a proposal to double the current standard deduction would “effectively nullify the current tax benefits of owning a home” if most owners stop filling out the IRS long form.

Property tax cap heads to 2018 ballot (4/26/2017)
A Florida Realtors’ top legislative priority passed the Florida Legislature: In 2018, voters will have the power to make the 10% non-homestead property permanent.

Residents of 39 U.S. states pay more taxes (3/14/2017)
A WalletHub study finds Fla. 10th best for total state and local taxes paid, 25th for real estate taxes, and eighth best for the cost of sales and excise taxes.

Study: Fla. property taxes average compared to other states (3/1/2017)
Fla. has no state income tax, but that doesn’t translate into higher-than-usual property taxes, according to a study that found Fla. 27th in a 50-state ranking.

Mortgage interest deduction could be irrelevant (2/10/2017)
The U.S. House’s first tax reform draft would keep the MID but, as proposed, most owners wouldn’t use it, and nixing 1031 exchanges remains a consideration.