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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/14/2019

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NATIONAL

AT&T adds 7% to Internet bills with bizarre “property tax” fee
Ars Technica
AT&T has been charging business Internet customers a "property tax" fee, claiming it needs to charge the fee to recover AT&T's own property taxes.

ARIZONA

Indicted Assessor Paul Petersen spent 53 days at county office in 2019, parking records indicate
AZCentral.com
While Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was running a multimillion-dollar adoption law firm — now under investigation in three states — it ...

FLORIDA

Here's where Tampa ranks among US cities for property tax rates
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa ranks among the cities with the lowest taxes on businesses in the U.S., according to a recent report. When it comes specifically to commercial ...

ILLINOIS

Expungements, tax appeals will cause hiring spree as overall Cook County jobs decline
Chicago Daily Herald
Cook County will go on a hiring spree to help with court record expungements and property tax appeals, even as the total number of county jobs ...

Rock Island County Administrator explains proposed property tax hike
WQAD.com
ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The Rock Island County Board is considering a 8.9% property tax increase to help cover the cost of the county's contribution ...

INDIANA

Defeat of tax abatement could a massive project in Wisconsin
pv magazine USA
The Lone Oak Solar Energy Center's future is in jeopardy after the Madison County Council denied a tax abatement, which developer Invenergy has ...

White County clears way for new wind farm near Reynolds
Newsbug.info
Rosewater will also have a 10-year tax abatement on a sliding scale, according to county attorney George Loy. For any project to move forward, Loy ...

KANSAS

Kansas is one of the least tax-friendly states in the US
KAKE
Nevada, another haven from income taxes, comes in second in tax friendliness. Its property taxes areamong the lowest in the U.S., and state law limits ...

LOUISIANA

Voters reject Amendment 4, aimed at New Orleans affordable housing
WDSU New Orleans
Louisiana voters flatly denied New Orleans the right to shield small apartment buildings from property taxes. Amendment 4 on Saturday's ballot would ...

NEBRASKA

Property tax petition drive gaining momentum in Nebraska
KMTV - 3 News Now
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Some folks clamoring for property tax relief have had enough. They started a petition drive and it's gaining momentum.

OHIO

Howland OKs tax abatement for Liberty Steel expansion
Warren Tribune Chronicle
Coggins stressed the tax abatement is for new, real property and will only apply to the expansion, not Liberty Steel's existing facility, which will ...

OREGON

Grants Pass school district is asking voters to approve a new property tax
KDRV
GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Property owners might see an increase in taxes next year. The property taxincrease will hit Grants Pass homeowners that live ...

PENNSYLVANIA

Here's where Philadelphia ranks among US cities for property tax rates
Philadelphia Business Journal
Philadelphia performs well for commercial property tax rates compared to other cities in the nation, according to a recent report. The City of Brotherly ...

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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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