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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/5/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | May 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

MARYLAND The state may owe you money: Bill refunding homeowners shortchanged on property tax credits ...wmar2news.comLegislation requiring Maryland to reimburse taxpayers shortchanged on property tax credits is a step closer to becoming law. The bill (HB158) ... OHIO ...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/4/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | May 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

COLORADO Changes in Denver metro's commercial property taxes differ significantly across types of properties  Denver Business Journal  By state law, assessors value all real estate in their counties every two ... “Virtually transactions stopped,” said Douglas County assessor Lisa Frizell. ...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/3/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | May 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL Truth-in-Taxation Laws Are Gold Standard of Property Tax ReformDaily SignalThe burden of high property taxes is a source of growing frustration and legitimate concern for taxpayers across the nation. Because property tax ... HAWAII West Hawaii continues to ...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/30/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

COLORADO Some 30% increases to property values in El Paso CountyKOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News"There's no doubt in my mind folks are going to get some sticker shock," said El Paso County Assessor, Steve Schleiker. Property valuation notices are ... Assess...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/29/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

CANADA Vancouver homeowners getting larger tax burden after divisive council vote  Vancouver Sun  Residential property owners in Vancouver will pay a larger share of taxes this year after a divisive vote by city council Tuesday shifted $3.6 million in ... NATIONAL...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/28/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

FLORIDA Protect nonprofits, the fabric of our community | OpinionSun Sentinel... in Palm Beach County) to change Florida's longstanding nonprofit property tax exemption, charging ad valorem taxes for so-called “accessory uses. MISSOURI MISSOURI HOUSE GIVES INITIAL A...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/27/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

CALIFORNIA Assessor seeks $350000 from Contra Costa to cover his legal fees in misconduct caseThe Mercury NewsMARTINEZ — Months after a workplace misconduct case against him ended in a mistrial, Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer now wants the ... INDIANA India...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/26/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

CONNECTICUT Bills to repeal motor vehicle tax and cap property taxes are in political limboThe CT MirrorThe second, which involved repealing the property tax on most motor vehicles, allowing communities to levy income and sales taxes, and changing the ... INDIANA In...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/23/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

ALASKA Wrestling with a taxing issue: Increased value of commercial properties could reduce property tax ...Juneau EmpireRogers said that the assessor is not seeing declining property values, which might lower projected selling prices. “We see no evidence of softening sales ... ...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/22/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL Weingarten acquired by Kimco Realty Corp.  The Leader  ... according to Harris County Appraisal District records. Weingarten also owns the River Oaks Shopping Center, where the beloved and historic River... CONNECTICUT Ledyard wins a marathon co...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/21/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Downtown D.C. was emptying before the pandemic. How it recovers will shape the nation's capital.The Washington PostThe pandemic has accelerated the vacancy rate in the central business district, forcing city leaders to consider drastic alternatives to fill unused of...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/20/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL Struggling mall department stores have been pushed to the edge of extinction during pandemicThe Dallas Morning NewsNearly 200 department stores have disappeared in the past year alone, and another 800 — or about half the country's remaining mall-based locations — are expected t...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/19/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

CALIFORNIA The SCC Assessor's Race is the Political Show of the SeasonSan Jose InsideSanta Clara County Assessor Larry Stone will face off against Gary Kremen, who is currently on the Valley Water Board of Directors. (Image design by ... TENNESSEE Lookout Mountain, ...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/16/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

FLORIDA Sea level rise tax break gets Fl. Senate backingWMBB - mypanhandle.comJeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, that would ask voters in 2022 to approve a constitutional amendment to provide the property-tax break. INDIANA Vigo County Council approves tax abatements f...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/15/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

COLORADO Colorado businesses could soon get 1-year tax breaks from local governmentsDenver Business JournalColorado House members on Tuesday approved Senate Bill 130 by a 64-1 margin, roughly three weeks after the Senate passed it unanimously. The ... Democrats push...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/14/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL COVID-19 small business closures in Texas pegged at 32.6%The Center SquareThe share of Texas small businesses still closed compared to January 2020, just prior to the onset of the pandemic, stands at 32.6 percent, the 14th highest percentage among 45 states examined... ...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/13/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK After Property Tax Assessment, Some Nassau County Legislators Call For Tax Assessor To Be ...CBS New YorkBecause it's new construction, tax hikes come all at once, with no phase-in like other property taxes that went up in a county-wide reassessment. “It's not ... OH...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/12/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL The Improbable Dream of the Chinese Property TaxThe Wall Street Journal The country's experiments with property taxes have been lackluster. Pilot schemes in Shanghai and Chongqing in 2011 differed greatly in their details ... CANADA Education Pr...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/9/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL Where Are Real Estate Taxes Lowest (and Highest)?The New York TimesThe coronavirus pandemic has closed many doors over the past year, from restaurants to gyms, theaters and offices. But it has also opened some new opportunities... LOUISIANA Assessor William...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/8/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL US Property Taxes Jump Most in Four Years With Sun Belt Catching UpBloombergNationwide, property taxes levied by counties rose to $323 billion from $306.4 billion. State Housing Funds. In 10 states the effective property tax rate is ... ARIZONA Commercial p...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/7/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL After Covid-19, Office Leases Largely Come With Bargain RatesThe Wall Street Journal Big companies are making plans to stick with city-center office buildings, but they are cutting back on space and driving down rent prices for years to come... Amazon is sn...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/6/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

CANADA A provincial property tax hike is an elegant solution to a messy housing affordability problemToronto StarHe explored these relationships in his seminal work “Progress and Poverty” and proposed a tax on the “raw” or undeveloped land value as a way to ... TEXAS ...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/5/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL How Lower-Income Americans Get Cheated on Property TaxesThe New York TimesBut across most of the United States, flat-rate property taxation is a sham. Local governments are failing at the basic task of accurately assessing ... ARKANSAS The unconstitutional ...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/1/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL Mortgage applications keep falling, home prices keep risingAXIOSThe total number of U.S. mortgage applications declined for the fourth straight week, and the ninth time in 11 weeks last week, data released this morning by the Mortgage Bankers Association showed... ...

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/31/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

GEORGIA Why Atlanta became a hotspot for data centersAtlanta Business ChronicleThe Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton and Walton counties granted Facebook two 20-year tax abatements that could be worth ... NEBRASKA State lawmakers push for a cap o...

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