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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/20/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Oct 20, 2022 | 0 Comments


These States Have the Highest Property Tax Rates
The surge in home prices over the past two years means higher property tax bills for homeowners. HomeAdvisor, an online marketplace for home services, created a list with each state's property tax rate and median tax payment now, and projected their payments for one, five and 10 years from now.


Conn. Judge Nixes $10M Assessment On Fuel Cells Not Yet Built
A Connecticut judge said the equipment of a fuel cell company was exempt from taxation because the property was not fully assembled and operational at the time of its 2016 assessment...


Investors ‘Exploiting' Illinois' Property Tax Law at Expense of Black, Latino Communities: Study
Private investors are exploiting an “arcane” Illinois law to profit from the property tax debt owed on thousands of properties, fueling disinvestment in communities that are home to Black and Latino residents, according to a new study from the Cook County Treasurer's office.


Okla. Justices Reject Ad Valorem Tax On Wind Farm's Credits
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has held that production tax credits used to construct a wind farm in the state are not subject to ad valorem taxation because the credits are considered...


While home values skyrocket, property taxes increase slightly
Statesman Journal
While the real market value of most homes in Marion and Polk counties rose sharply in 2022, most people are only going to see a minimum increase on their property taxes this year. The real market value of homes in Marion County over the past year went up 26.7%, to $32.3 billion. The real market value of Polk County homes went up 22%, to $15.6 billion.


N.S. tax assessor to look at solar properties taxed using ‘forest' exemption
If you have witnessed a North Smithfield Town Council meeting over the past few months, you have no doubt heard it discussed. Resident Michael Clifford has sought to bring attention to the tax classification of the properties on Iron Mine Hill Road where Green Development has installed the largest solar array in the state.


Spokane Valley poised to avoid property tax hike -- for the 14th year in a row
Spokane Valley's elected officials haven't raised property taxes in 13 years and they aren't breaking that streak anytime soon. The City Council last week voted to amend a proposed property tax ordinance, removing the section that would have raised taxes by 1%. Washington governments are required to pass ordinances every year when they levy 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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