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County Commissioners Vote to Keep Tax Rates Steady

Palm Beach County Government Center

Palm Beach County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to craft the 2015-2016 budget using the same county property tax rates as the year before.  The Civic Association was there to voice concern about increasing county budgets.

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Town Council Considers $4 Million Budget Increase

Palm Beach Town Hall

The Town Council is considering a $71.3 million operating budget for the year that begins Oct. 1 – a $4 million jump over this year’s spending plan.

At the town budget meeting, Ned Barnes, President of the Civic Association, told the council, “The Civic Association would be concerned about any proposal to increase taxes in the Town’s 2015-2016 budget.  Spending levels tend to creep up when the economy is doing well.  It would be a mistake for us to return to the old days of inflated budgets and unnecessary expenditures just because funds are available.”

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This Week in Palm Beach 6-12-15

This Week in Palm Beach 6-12-15

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> MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

Memorial Park Renovation Plan Divided into Two

 - Memorial Fountain Restoration Nearing Completion

> Testa's Project Moves Ahead Despite Legal Cloud

> PALM BEACH COUNTY TAXES

- "Spending Could be Creeping Up Again." - Ned Barnes at County Budget Hearing

- Palm Beach Post POLL: Should Palm Beach County Lower Property Taxes?

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Top 10 States for Taxes: Florida?

Property Taxes

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” If you’re like most Americans, paying Uncle Sam is your largest financial burden. In fact, the nation as a whole doesn’t earn enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year until mid-April. Making matters worse for some individuals, taxes can vary significantly between states.

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