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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/15/2021

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

COLORADO

Property taxes would more than triple for Colorado short-term rental owners under statehouse proposal
The Colorado Sun
The proposal would tax vacation homes like hotels and motels, which are subject to a higher assessment, on the days they are being rented and deliver the extra revenue to public schools...


How SB-293 and Prop 120 May Play Out on Your Bill
JDSupra
In the final days of the 2021 legislative session, the Colorado Legislature passed SB-293, intending to temporarily cut property taxes in a last-minute bipartisan attempt…


LOUISIANA

$4.5B clean energy complex planned for southeast Louisiana 
Federal News Network
Industrial gas supplier Air Products announced it will build a $4.5 billion clean energy facility that will help the state's work to reduce carbon emissions in the heart of the petrochemical corridor.


MASSACHUSSETTS

Eversource says company pays 'fair and objective' amount to Massachusetts communities regardless of millions owed in property taxes
MassLive
Eversource said that the company's withholding millions of dollars in property taxes from 87 communities across Massachusetts is because “of a valuation method that substantially increases property tax costs and has no transparency.”


MINNESOTA

Marshall OKs tax abatement for ADM expansion
Independent 
Archer Daniels Midland is planning some future expansions at its Marshall plant, and this week the Marshall City Council approved a business tax abatement for the construction.


NEW YORK

Medline seeks to slash by $1.1M school taxes on new Montgomery warehouse
Record Online
Valley Central School District would lose $1.1 million in tax revenue this year under a pending lawsuit by Medline Industries to slash the taxable value of the giant…


How New York's Skewed Property Tax Benefits The Rich
Bloomberg 
Section 581 of the New York Real Property Tax Law says, in essence, that assessors can't set the value of any condo or co-op higher than it would be if the property were not a condo or co-op.


OKLAHOMA

'Instability': Hundreds of Oklahoma property tax protests leave schools in limbo
NONDOC
Oklahoma's 77 county treasurers are holding $80 million of property tax payments in escrow that they cannot immediately apportion to school districts, technology centers...


SOUTH DAKOTA

S.D. ag-soil updates were put on hold
keloland
South Dakota agricultural producers won't see updated soil ratings used for calculating their 2022 property values, state Revenue Secretary Jim Terwilliger said Thursday.


TEXAS

UCISD OKs tax break for planned solar farm
Uvalde Leader News
A new solar farm project within Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District's boundaries is one-step closer to fruition after UCISD's board of trustees greenlighted two tax abatements...


Dallas delays Kroger's request for $4 million tax break to build a supermarket near downtown
The Dallas Morning News
Kroger wants to build a new 80,000-square-foot grocery store near downtown Dallas, but whether it gets a tax incentive to do so is another matter.


WASHINGTON

Assessor: County property values up 13 percent this year
KGMI
Realty companies say property values continue to increase in Whatcom County and new numbers from the County Assessor back that up...

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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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