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Pension Expert Seeks Input

Town of Palm Beach contributions to the employees’ retirement system are projected to double to $14.1 million in 2015 when pensions will account for 30 percent of the Town’s payroll.  A pension consultant has been retained by the Town Council to provide new options for funding the retirement program. Residents are invited to email ideas and suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Palm Beach Property Owners May See a Rise in Taxes

Preliminary Palm Beach County property tax notices show a tentative increase in the tax rate.  See chart. 

In Palm Beach County, about 46 percent of residential property owners will pay more in property taxes next year under the preliminary rates.  Twenty-four of the 36 county municipalities have tentatively approved rate hikes. Seven others have agreed to leave their rates flat, including the Town of Palm Beach.  Five have agreed to lower their rates.

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HOW TO FILE A PROPERTY TAX APPEAL

PROPERTY TAX APPEALS EXPECTED TO INCREASE BY 21 PERCENT
Taxpayers Can Petition the Value Adjustment Board Online Using Clerk & Comptroller’s Convenient myVAB

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14.8 % Property Tax Increase Proposed in Palm Beach County

County commissioners tentatively approved a 14.8 % increase in the county's property tax rate today. They said they would spend the next two months working to cut the county's roughly $4 billion budget.

New Burden of Proof Property Tax Bill Becomes Law

Today's legislation lowers the burden of proof for property owners who challenge their tax bills. The burden of proof was on the taxpayer to prove the appraisal was incorrect. 

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County Appraiser's Office to Help Palm Beach Residents with Homestead Applications

TOWN OF PALM BEACH PRESS RELEASE -- Beginning May 6th, a deputy from the property appraiser’s office will be located at the Town’s South Fire Station at 2185 South Ocean Blvd on the first Wednesday of each month at least through the end of the year to collect, and help residents complete, their homestead exemption applications.  The deputy will be in the station at 2 pm and will stay for at least one hour.

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