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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/4/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Oct 04, 2022 | 0 Comments


Arizona Prop. 130: Disabled vets could get property tax exemptions
Proposition 130 would allow property tax exemptions for veterans with disabilities, people with total and permanent disabilities, widows and widowers, regardless of when they became Arizona residents, though only one exemption would be allowed per person.


Higher property taxes, scrapping ITEP suggested as ways to end state's income taxes
Business Report
Nelson argues that doing so would help the state compete for business growth and residents against states like Texas and Florida that don't tax income. But state income taxes raise about $5 billion or so a year, and Nelson wants to raise around the same amount of money as the current system.


Remote Work Could Knock 39%, or $50 Billion, From the Value of New York City Offices
While more employees started going back into the office last month, usage rates in the U.S. are still half what they were prior to the pandemic. As of Sept. 27 the average office occupancy rate was 47 percent, according to workplace security firm Kastle Systems, compared to nearly 100 percent before Covid hit.

Cicero couple sues county after property disputes
oswego county news
A lawsuit filed in Oswego Supreme Court on Sept. 23 by two property owners in Oswego County allege the county did not give the owners the same opportunity to pay owed taxes as other residents before the properties were auctioned at the county's yearly tax delinquency auction.


Cryptocurrency mining gives some rural Texas counties an economic boost
The Texas Tribune
Jacob Rodriguez was driving a John Deere tractor in a West Texas cotton field when he received a phone call that would change his life. “I was pulling a 59-foot air seeder … and at the same time I was on the phone having my interview,” Rodriguez, 29, said. On the other end of the phone early this year were representatives from a new business that was coming to Dickens County, a community of around 2,000 people an hour east of Lubbock.


Richmond's property tax relief options constricted by state law
Richmond City Council is considering lowering the real property tax rate as property values across the city increased 13% on average from a year prior. Council members Reva Trammell and Kristen Nye introduced one measure to lower the city's property tax rate by about 3%. Trammell also introduced a separate measure to decrease the property rate by about 8%. 

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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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