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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/26/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Oct 26, 2021 | 0 Comments


Woman hits out at land valuation department
The Royal Gazette
The Government has been accused of sending “offensive” letters to property owners that demanded entry to their houses to check if they were dodging extra tax payments for home improvements.


B.C.'s foreign ownership tax led to sky-rocketing price growth in exempt cities like Kamloops: TRU study
CFJC Today
A study from Thompson Rivers University shows Kamloops' housing prices have continued to skyrocket since 2016 when the B.C. government implemented a Property Transfer Tax on foreign entities buying property.


Booming home prices are boosting state and local governments
Market Watch
Property tax collections hit the highest since at least 2009 as the housing market stayed hot through the COVID-19 downturn, according to a report out Wednesday.

Religious Tax Exemption Strains Charity "Grand Bargain"
Wealth Management 
Under existing laws, churches, synagogues, mosques and many other religiously affiliated organizations qualify for tax exemptions and deductibility of contributions. 


Atlantic City Casino Tax Bills At Issue In Upcoming Legislative Election
Online Gambling 
It has been five years since New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill shifting Atlantic City casino operators from traditional property taxes to PILOTS, or payments in lieu of taxes.

Open Space Tax And Development Is On The Ballot In Toms River
Jersey Shore Online
Residents complain about too many residential developments going into town, driving up school taxes and clogging roads. Meanwhile, the ease of buying everything online has led to a lot of brick and mortar stores closing.


Recent Purchase Sinks a Tax Assessment Reduction Try
A decision by Judge E. Loren Williams (Westchester Supreme Court) in Cedar Manor Acquisition LLC v. The Assessor of the Town of Ossining...


Property taxes to raise an estimated 17% in Crawford County
Crawford County Now
Crawford County property owners recently received a letter announcing the completion of the triennial property appraisal.


State Senate votes to end wind farm property tax exemption
Tulsa World
The Oklahoma Senate voted Friday to end a five-year property tax exemption for new wind developers on Jan. 1, 2017. 


San Patricio County Asks Residents for Hospital District in Nov. 2 Election
Virtual Builder's Exchange 
The San Patricio County Commissioners Court is hoping residents will support the creation of a county hospital district in the November 2 election.

Republican senator says homeowners will see 'real' property tax cut, while Texas' largest corporate tax break program is 'toast'
Texans will have an opportunity next year to allow homeowners to lower their property tax bill. If passed in May, the constitutional amendment would raise the homestead exemption from $25,000 to $40,000.

About the Author

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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