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Hot Topic Alert - State and Local Tax Deductions

Property taxes imposed by state and local governments can be a serious burden on homeowners. The average American household has an annual property tax bill of $2,089. But there is one way homeowners can feel better about property taxes: Section 164(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code allows taxpayers to take a deduction for real estate taxes paid to state, local, and foreign governments… the deduction.

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Indianapolis REALTORS® Score Win-Win With Graffiti Abatement Program

The Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® had long wanted to help lessen crime in their area. With a Game Changer Grant they found their opportunity by taking a lead in the city's new Graffiti Abatement Program. The 6,850-member board partnered with several government and non-profit groups to create a mobile Graffiti Abatement Unit to remove graffiti from houses and businesses. Most exciting of all is that the unit is staffed by a program that helps former inmates re-enter the workforce with dignity, skills and a strong worth ethic.MORE>

Santa Clara County Association (CA) Helps Elect Pro-Business REALTOR® Champion to City Council

When a seat opened up on the San Jose, CA City Council last January, the 5,000-member Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® saw an opportunity to elect a candidate who would stand up for their issues. This was especially important with a number of significant property-rights issues looming on the horizon. With an Independent Expenditure grant from NAR and political action funds of their own, they helped their candidate win a decisive victory in the June election.MORE>


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