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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/12/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Oct 12, 2022 | 0 Comments


County report shows residential property values rose dramatically in 2021
paso robles daily news
San Luis Obispo County Assessor Tom J. Bordonaro Jr. recently released the 2022-23 annual report. The county assessor is responsible for producing an assessment roll of all taxable properties in San Luis Obispo County as of Jan. 1st of each year. This annual listing of all properties and their assessed value provides the basis for the property tax system.


$677 million property tax valuation for Gaylord resort is upheld
Colorado Politics 
With a $400 million difference in property value on the line, Colorado's second-highest court has sided with Adams County in upholding a $676.5 million valuation of the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. The owner of the 1,501-room hotel near Denver International Airport attempted to argue the amenity-rich convention center's real value was closer to $270 million.


Minnesota Farm Misclassified as Commercial, Tax Court Rules (1)
Bloomberg Tax
The owner of a hydroponic farm convinced the Minnesota Tax Court that the property should have been classified as agricultural even though it didn't produce any vegetables for sale in its first year. Endless Summer Farm LLC bought a Lake County property that had been run as an experimental farm by the University of Minnesota Duluth in mid-2018, and discovered it required more updates than expected.


NC solar projects pump up tax revenue in rural communities
Independent Tribune
Proposed large-scale solar facilities continue to draw opposition in North Carolina from critics who argue that swaths of panels are blights on the landscape and threaten farms in a state where agriculture is the leading industry. But those facilities have become a financial boon to local communities, particularly in rural areas with limited sources of tax revenue, a newly released study from the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association found.


Judge rules Scranton low-income housing complex is exempt from property taxes
Yahoo News
A Lackawanna County Judge denied the Scranton School District's challenge to a city housing complex's tax exempt status, finding it qualifies as a purely public charity. Judge Terrence Nealon said Midtown Apartments on Adams Avenue proved at an August nonjury trial that it meets each of five criteria required to qualify as a charity, therefore it's not obligated to pay property taxes.

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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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