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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/4/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Oct 04, 2021 | 0 Comments


Why some French cities are increasing taxes for second-home owners
The Local
French cities with a shortage of housing are able to increase the residence tax by up to 60 percent on second homes. Marseille is set to become the latest city to implement the measure.


Most N.B. Property Owners Will See Higher Assessments
91.9 The Bend
The assessed value of all properties in New Brunswick jumped by 7.7 per cent year-over-year, the highest increase in 20 years...


What's once a month and too damn high?
Morning Brew
Pandemic discount, we hardly knew ye—rental prices in the US are skyrocketing. The median national rent for a one-bedroom apartment is up 10.7%...


New Tax Assessor and Tax Collector Take Office & Make History in Dallas Co.
Alabama News Network
Carrol Bonner is the county's new tax assessor. “We didn't sit idle. We also had some training, a great orientation with some of the organizations. So, it's...


Historic assessment appeal succeeds on $6.67 million Watson Drain project
Hastings Banner
A Florida man who has a summer cottage on Upper Crooked Lake in Prairieville Township has won an appeal of his assessment for the Watson Drain improvement project.


You pay more in property taxes because 27288 Cook County homeowners pay nothing
Chicago Sun-Times
For those whose homes are valued by the assessor's office higher than that, the law gives disabled vets steep tax cuts. That has resulted in minuscule tax bills...


Tax assessment reductions available to some property owners
WDSU New Orleans
As of September 24, the Orleans Parish Assessor announced a 5% reduction on all residential property taxes. Here is how the program works,...


Town Meeting Votes to Pay Macy's $150000 in Back Interest After Town Loses Abatement Fight
Town Treasurer/Tax Collector Gary Gianino explained that Macy's had filed for an abatement for the fiscal years 2014-16. The Burlington Board of Assessor's did...


Polk County assessor resigns
Columbus Telegram
Polk County Assessor Shelia Cermak has resigned after facing probation due to issues with Polk County's 2021 assessments. The Nebraska Property Assessment...


Court: Town didn't have authority to fix property assessment
AP News
A judge was wrong to decide that the town of Merrimack could correct its undervaluation of the Merrimack Premium Outlets Center by adjusting its assessment, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Friday.


APS Property Tax continuation on the ballot: How it could affect your wallet
A continuing property tax by Albuquerque Public Schools will soon be voted on by thousands of residents. On Tuesday, Nov. 2, all registered voters living within the APS...


Ridge Corporation expanding, investing $13.5M dollars
Coshocton Tribune
"What Ridge is doing is just great," Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said. "They're doubling the size of this company, and we're just very, very excited about it. These are good...


Oklahoma schools suffer as large companies protest tax valuations
Norman Transcript
When a wind farm decided to set up shop, Minco Public Schools saw its assessed tax base increase nearly $50 million in about a decade.


New Laws Promote Affordable Housing Development
Under SB 8, local governments are now required to allow affordable housing on non-residentially zoned land in most instances. If the land is not zoned industrial...


SC Appeals Court Urged To Nix Pipeline's Property Tax Break
The South Carolina Department of Revenue and six counties implored the state appellate court to reverse an administrative law judge's determination that a company's pipeline qualified...


More commercial property owners filing lawsuits against Jefferson County Appraisal District
The Orange Leader
Now that the dust is settling from the 2021 tax appraisals in Jefferson County, a number of commercial property owners are taking their challenges to court. The Jefferson County Appraisal District...

Travis County Taxpayers Union files suit against Round Rock ISD over tax rate vote
Community Impact
An original petition filed by the TCTU alleges that the RRISD board of trustees acted in "bad faith" when five of its members voted to approve its tax rate during a Sept. 14 meeting.


Charleston mall developer lobbies for lower taxes
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Assessor's Office Commercial Supervisor Steve Duffield says Hull must pay the bill, regardless of whether it eventually wins in the end. In that event, Duffield...


Coalition issues statement on new personal property tax bill
The group of trade and business associations noted it believes these items are not relevant to the main issue of the tax and only bring unnecessary politics into an otherwise bipartisan tax cut.

City urged to find solution to tax dispute with health system
Hub City Times
A Marshfield couple is pleading with city officials to find a resolution to their ongoing legal battle with Marshfield Clinic over the tax status of its facilities along North Oak Avenue.

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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