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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/6/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Oct 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Inuit land claims org mulls law suit against Nunavut over change to tax law for Inuit-owned land
RCINET
MLAs approved changes to the Property Assessment and Taxation Act in the Nunavut Legislature last month. Bill 55 made Inuit organizations responsible for collecting property taxes...


CALIFORNIA

California Clarifies Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Projects in Partnership Flips
Lexology
On September 30, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 267 (Bill) into law, preserving the property tax break (the solar exclusion) for partnership flips that own solar energy projects.


CONNECTICUT

Norwalk struggling to fill tax assessor role after two years
Thehour.com
NORWALK — In the nearly two years since the former assistant tax assessor left Norwalk, the city has yet to fill the role, citing COVID-19 and a lack of...


INDIANA

Indiana Supreme Court rules in favor of Southlake Mall; Hobart, Merrillville could be on the ...
Chicago Tribune
The assessor's appraiser valued the mall in a range from about $239 million to $256 million for the years 2011 to 2014. The appraiser hired by Southlake Mall ...


IOWA

$315M returned to Polk County residents, businesses after protesting property tax
WeAreIowa
Property owners have a right to contest the assessment with the County Assessor's Office. Out of the more than 5,000 protests filed in 2021, more than 1,900...


Property tax changes for local apartment owners, city fighting new equalization orders
Siouxland News
The Assessor for the City of Sioux City says the Iowa Department of Revenue has issued two "equalization orders," increasing the assessments of...


MASSACHUSETTS

Westfield City Council questions 40-year tax abatement for proposed $2.7M data center
masslive.com
Developer Servistar Realties LLC has applied for a tax deal called a 121A, a 40-year abatement that would absolve it of personal property tax on the...


NEBRASKA

Governor expends 'historic' property tax relief for Nebraskans 
KNOP
Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Tuesday that this budget cycle will provide significant amounts of property tax relief for Nebraskans.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire town Erred in Hiking Outlet Mall's Assessment
Bloomberg Tax
A town's major increase of an outlet mall's property assessment wasn't allowed, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire ruled, overturning a lower court's decision.


NEW YORK

Manhattan Apartment Sales Surge to Three-Decade High
The New York Times
A setback in coronavirus abatement and rising mortgages rates could also stunt momentum. Still, the surge in sales has been encouraging for sellers and their...


OHIO

Commissioners approve abatement resolution
The Republic 
An Ohio-based freight shipping company is one step closer to receiving tax abatements for a potential new facility in Bartholomew County.


TEXAS

D-FW apartments leasing hits all-time high as rents soar
The Dallas Morning News
Demand for Dallas-Fort Worth apartments has reached a record level, even as rents rise to an all-time high...


Roosevelt ISD to double taxable assets with new dairy plant
Fox34.com
Documents from the state comptroller reveal that the district and Leprino Foods reached an agreement that the plant will not exceed an appraised value of...

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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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