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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/27/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Oct 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Saint John mayor, Liberal leader want property tax assessment transparency
Global News
Assessments for the 2022 tax year show Saint John will expand its tax base by 6.24 per cent, which is behind the provincial average of eight per cent and the rates of other major cities like Moncton and Fredericton.


Dan Fumano: B.C. man cries foul over 'vacancy tax' on home of 21 years
Vancouver Sun 
Chan has been hit with an additional $14,920 bill this year for the “speculation and vacancy tax,” but, he says, “I'm neither speculating, nor is my home vacant.”


FLORIDA

Manatee voters to decide fate of tax that helps pay teacher salaries. Here's what to know
Herald Tribune 
In one week, Manatee County voters will decide whether to extend a property tax, allowed under state law only where the local public approves, for the School District of Manatee County.


GEORGIA

The Tide: Judge recuses self from Buddy Carter property tax hearing
The Current
A Camden County Superior Court judge on Monday recused himself from a hearing set to take place less than 24 hours later. He hadn't previously realized the plaintiff was U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter.


MASSACHUSETTS

Eversource Gas asks for $33 million for a second pipeline in Springfield; doesn't plan to change its property tax views
MassLive
While still owing millions of dollars in property taxes to municipalities in Massachusetts, Eversource is asking for roughly $33 million to install a secondary natural gas pipeline...


MINNESOTA

County board approves $1.3 million in tax breaks for Tofte projects
WTIP
The Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously signed off on more than $1.38 million dollars in tax breaks for two proposed projects in Tofte.


MISSOURI

Whistleblower alleges unethical actions by Taney County Assessor
Branson Tri-Lakes News
Former Deputy Assessor Andy Adams says Chapman used personal access on the MLS real estate service to obtain information for county assessments that...


NEW JERSEY

NJ Tax Court Won't Toss Farmland Grazing Property Tax Case
Law360
More facts are needed to determine whether a New Jersey township was right to partly reject a farmland tax exemption for a property because grazing activity didn't take place on part...


NEW YORK

Report finds that dissolving Highland Falls would slash taxes for village property owners
Record Online 
Dissolving the village of Highland Falls could cut its property owners' taxes by as much as 29% but raise rates or have little tax benefit in the rest of the town of Highlands...


NORTH CAROLINA

Southeast Raleigh Residents Beg Local Officials for Help Staying in their Homes
INDY Week
Homeowners in southeast Raleigh pleaded for help with rising property taxes last week during a forum hosted by ONE Wake, a nonprofit advocating for affordable housing.


R U Due? North Carolina's personal property tax on cars is legal
WCNC.com
Each year, drivers in North Carolina must pay a personal property tax in order to renew their vehicle's registration. Many people question if it's...


OREGON

Oregon school tax rate drops 8% for 2021-22 school year
The Oregon Observer 
Despite getting no increase in state aid this year, Oregon School District taxpayers will benefit from fast-growing Fitchburg, as the district lowers its tax rate for 2021-22.


PENNSYLVANIA

Countywide Review of Tax-Exempt Properties Including Ridley Marina, Springfield Country Club, and the Solid Waste Authority
Delaware County
Delaware County Council announced that the County is reviewing all tax-exempt property designations following the identification of for-profit entities receiving abatements...


TEXAS

Higher, higher, higher--Dallas home prices are up almost 25% from a year ago
The Dallas Morning News
Home values in the Dallas area were up almost 25% from a year ago in the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index.


VIRGINIA

'I am happy': Richmond homeowner receives refund, city makes changes after real estate tax error
NBC12
A Richmond homeowner reached out to 12 On Your Side after she received a real estate tax bill for nearly four times the amount she pays in a year.


WISCONSIN

City assessor: GOP bill would mean higher property taxes for Madison homeowners
Wisconsin State Journal
GOP-authored bill aimed at curbing what information assessors could use when determining the value of property would mean significantly higher property taxes for Madison homeowners...


Local pastors demand tax exemption, claiming many churches are at risk of foreclosure
CBS 58
The Milwaukee Assessor's Office says they're unaware of any church foreclosures. We've reached out to the city for a response, but have yet to...

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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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