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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/11/2019

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NATIONAL

Report: Illinois is the least tax-friendly state in America, and Iowa isn't far behind
Quad City Times
That's according to the 2019 Tax Map from Kiplinger, which examines state and local taxes on income, sales, property and gas, among others.

Which US Cities Have a 'Vacancy Tax'?
Mansion Global
Washington, D.C., has a version of a vacant property tax, according to the city's Office of Taxation and Revenue. Vacant property is taxed at $5.00 per ...

ARIZONA

Paul Petersen was indicted in 3 states. Can he still serve as Maricopa County assessor?
AZCentral.com
On Tuesday night, Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was arrested after a state grand jury indicted him on 32 counts of fraudulent schemes, ...

Maricopa County Assessor Denies 70 Year-Old Veteran Senior Valuation Benefit
Arizona Daily Independent
maricopa county assessors office The now scandal plague Maricopa County Assessor's Office has denied rightful benefits to a 70 year-old veteran.

COLORADO

Audit recommends changes for Larimer County assessment process
Loveland Reporter-Herald
An independent audit of the assessor's office's policies and the 2019 assessment process, commissioned by new Assessor Bob Overbeck, was ...
 
Walmart complaint contends counties across state incorrectly assessed business personal property ...
Montrose Daily Press
These assets — as well as the valuation for the state business personal property tax — are almost identical to used personal property in the related ...

ILLINOIS

Aldermen Back Property Tax Break For Spouses Of Fallen Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics
CBS Chicago
The Illinois legislature authorized the tax breaks in a 2012 state law that allows local and county governments to offer a tax abatement to the families of ...

LOUISIANA

Louisiana voters to consider adding oil and gas tax exemption to constitution
Cherokee Tribune Ledger News
“The assessors were worried about property that may never be used offshore,” said Jason DeCuir, a tax attorney and former executive counsel with ...

OHIO

Ohio counties get $141.9M in taxes from drillers
Kallanish Energy
All of that money from Ohio's so-called ad valorem taxes goes to local counties, with schools getting up to 70% of that extra income, the report states.

TEXAS

County faces repayment of equipment taxes
Athens Daily Review
The Henderson County Commissioners Court on Tuesday heard from Kurt Sweeney, attorney for the Henderson County Appraisal District, concerning ...

Analysis: Midland's tax collection is going to be higher than other West Texas communities
Midland Reporter-Telegram
Government officials have stated that skyrocketing appraisals are the reason for higher tax bills, but appraisal district officials have said that elected ...

Texas Supreme Court to Hear Tax Free Zone Case
KE Andrews (blog)
The Texas Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to a 2017 lower court ruling that caused a crude oil importer to lose its local property tax ...

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John Brusniak

John Brusniak, Jr. is the dean of Texas property tax litigation.  He was licensed to practice law in 1976,   His early career involved general litigation and appellate work in both the federal and state courts until he was handed his first property tax matter.  It arose prior to the implementatio...

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