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Property tax rate expected to hold steady in Pinellas for the coming year

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Pinellas County commissioners agreed Thursday to hold property tax rates steady for the upcoming 2016-17 fiscal year. The agreement, made during a workshop, is not official. Commissioners will have to vote twice to finalize the tax rate for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. However, once they give the tax rate preliminary approval, it cannot be increased before the final vote. Commissioners could decrease the rate, but not increase it. Under the agreement, the property tax rate would remain…

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Vacant Edward White Hospital sues state, county over $118K property tax bill

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Edward White Hospital in St. Petersburg operated from 1976 until it was bought by hospital giant HCA, which closed the facility in late 2014. However, in 2015 the Pinellas County tax collector issued the hospital with a property tax bill of $118,657 for the now vacant building. Edward White Hospital Inc., an entity of HCA, is suing the executive director of the Florida Department of Revenue, Leon M. Biegalski, as well as tax collector, Diane Nelson and property appraiser Pam Dubrov.…

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