Tag Archives: Property Taxes

Best State Business Tax Climates in 2014

Where companies originally locate and relocate to are obviously potentially complex decisions given the vast number of variables such as customers, taxes, resources, transportation, environment, weather, demographics, and workforce, to name just a few. Yet sometimes it may be just as simple as locating where the CEO or owner wants to live. From a tax …Read more

U.S. Homeownership Rates By Quarter 1995 to 2012

Homeownership has long been viewed as a true positive to the owners, neighborhoods, communities and society. The National Association of REALTORS® has an extensive list of these positives based on decades of research. While homeownership fell out of favor in the mist of the bursting of the housing bubble, that has already flipped 180 degrees …Read more

Home Mortgage Interest Deduction on the Chopping Block?

Homeownership in the U.S. is good for everyone—correct? And the more people that own homes, the better—correct? Not necessarily so, conclude some individuals. Many would argue that the Federal government’s push to increase homeownership rates from 2004 through 2007 via subprime lending with little or no equity requirements was directly responsible for the housing bubble …Read more

State Business Tax Environments — Tax Foundation 2012 Update

The Tax Foundation, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to educate taxpayers about sound tax policy and the size of tax burdens borne by Americans at all levels of government.  Each year they complete a comparative ‘tax friendliness’ to business for each state.  The 2012 State Business Tax Index can be viewed and downloaded  for the …Read more