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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/19/2020

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NATIONAL

US Cities With the Highest Property Taxes
Roofstock Blog
Cities were ranked according to their effective property tax rate, measured as aggregate real estate taxespaid divided by the aggregate value of homes.

Which US States Charge Property Taxes for Cars?
Mansion Global
Every week, Mansion Global poses a tax question to real estate tax attorneys. Here is this week's question. Q. I'm a new resident to Connecticut and I ...
 
The next economic crisis: Empty retail space
Politico
As tenants stop paying and shrink their offices, commercial real estate is cratering.

CALIFORNIA

Which businesses would pay more property tax under Proposition 15? It's complicated
Los Angeles Times
The long debate over commercial property taxes. No political brand in California has had more staying power than the one created by anti-tax activists ...

COLORADO

Colo. Ballot Measure Will Help Fix Property Tax Regime
Holland & Hart LLP
Colorado property taxes provide the primary funding for local government services, including fire and police protection, hospitals, transportation, and a ...

CONNECTICUT

Wilton tax case to be heard in state Supreme Court
The Wilton Bulletin
Based on the stipulation that the assessor's practice had been to assess late filing penalties retroactively after signing the grand list, the Appellate court ...

IDAHO

Lawmakers mull an array of property tax proposals
Idaho Press-Tribune
BOISE — Limiting local government budgets. Authorizing impact fees for schools. Raising the homeowner's exemption. Taxing government property ...

ILLINOIS

Assessment errors lead to extra tax-appeal period
Wednesday Journal
The assessor's office did not apply the Covid factor uniformly. Most properties got the full Covid reduction, but those that filed successful appeals ...

INDIANA

Tax Uncertainty In Indiana Causes Headaches For Solar Companies
WFYI
... a local assessor — it's not set in stone. “We still don't have a guarantee that a newly elected assessorcould come in and could change it," she said.

Plymouth on a roll with new wheel plant
WNDU-TV
The Plymouth city council paved the way for the project this week by granting a ten year tax abatement. Copyright 2020 WNDU. All rights reserved.
 
Plymouth City Council approves Jingu tax abatement
Pilot News
The tax abatement supports a $31,333,000 capital investment in automated robotic equipment to manufacture steel wheels for OEM car and light ...
 
Knox County Council Agree to Solar Plant Abatement
WZDM
The Knox County Council has approved a ten-year abatement for the 110-million dollar Ratts 2 Solar Plant in southern Knox County. The plant will be ...

MICHIGAN

Governor Whitmer signs bills to help disabled veterans, alleviate property taxes and more
WLNS
House Bill 4851 amends the General Property Tax Act to make it easier for a disabled veteran or their unremarried surviving spouse to receive and ...

Wacker Chemical Corp. announces site for new headquarters near Ann Arbor
The Daily Telegram
Pittsfield Charter Township has offered the company a 50% property tax abatement is support of the project. Wacker Chemical is a subsidiary of ...

MINNESOTA

Pilgrim's Pride will expand Cold Spring plant
Minneapolis Star Tribune
All three agreed to a 10-year, 75% tax abatement for the expansion. The expansion will increase daily production of chicken products, including Pilgrim's ...

NEVADA

Home prices soar in seller's market
The Record-Courier
According to numbers released by the Douglas County Assessor's Office, the average sales price was $783,821, up from $580,384. “There were 401 ...

NEW JERSEY

Jersey City, Kushner reach accord in political bias lawsuit
KAAL
According to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, the project will go forward without a tax abatement that was at the center of the lawsuit. In a statement ...

NEW YORK

Proposed Amazon warehouse in Syosset seeks $3 million in tax breaks
Newsday
The current property-tax bill is $1.2 million per year, according to the aid application. Syosset Park and Amazon are expected to make a presentation to ...

Small Property Owners, Landlords Beg NYC For Tax Relief While Struggling To Pay Bills
CBS New York
They're asking for rental vouchers to help tenants and property tax relief to help them. The city did reduce some late payment interest rates, but landlords ...
 
Broome County wind farm critics: Costly tax break, few jobs for exported electricity 
Press & Sun-Bulletin 
The IDA is being asked to approve a $21 million property tax abatement over a 20-year term, and additional $9 million in tax benefits. "This project brings ...

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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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