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Taxpayers Want to Know "How to Pay Taxes" in 2009

By Nerissa Sardi on April 02, 2009 3:55 PM

ComScore's February 2009 Inside the Ratings report, which came out last week, remarked on "another strong month for the Tax category" as more Americans began the process of filing their 2008 returns. The report cited a surge in traffic of 22% over the month before with 30 million visitors going online to find information. FindLaw's 2009 Tax Center (https://taxes.findlaw.com) and related pages have seen a similar increase this year; not surprising with the tax deadline looming just a few short weeks away.

Paying Property Taxes When Your Home's Value is Underwater

More notable is the increase in FindLaw visitors looking for free tax information specifically related to real estate and property taxes; Up 23% in March from the month before and a whopping 60% increase over the same time period last year. With experts and analysts identifying more than 8 million of US mortgage holders owing more on their houses than they are worth, even homeowners not at risk for foreclosure aren't sure what to do, or how much to pay to the county treasurer this year. The most popular FindLaw property tax information includes: Property Tax Basics, Determining Property Tax Rates, and Property Tax Assessments.

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