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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/6/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Oct 06, 2022 | 0 Comments


Commercial tax fix could provide relief for B.C.'s small businesses
Vancouver Sun
Small business groups say they are encouraged by new provincial legislation aimed at providing relief from huge property tax bills, but there is worry the changes won't come in time for the 2023 tax year. The bill would allow municipal councils to voluntarily offer tax relief on commercial properties if taxes rise suddenly based on the development potential of the space above the property.


Bay County Commissioners approve property tax exemption for new company
“We give them a tax break on their property tax,” Dozier said. “The way we recover that money we're giving them a break on is by the new jobs and the salaries they're paying. They're going to pay more than the average pay in Bay County, 115% more than the average pay in Bay County, so it helps us increase the pay scale in Bay County. It helps the worker out.”


Micron ‘making a mistake' with choice to build chip plants in CNY, Texas leaders say
Micron Technology's decision to build a massive complex of chip plants near Syracuse left many in Central New York ecstatic, but the feelings were less enthusiastic in Lockhart, Texas, one of the other communities that had been competing for the project. Lockhart, located about 35 miles from Austin in the central part of the state, had been in the running until late in the process.


Philadelphia again extends deadline for property tax reviews
metro philadelphia
Mayor Jim Kenney's administration, for the second time, is extending the period during which residents can apply to have their property tax assessments reconsidered. Monday was the deadline to appeal assessments with the Board of Revision of Taxes, but residents will have until Dec. 2 to submit to a less formal process known as a First Level Review.


Houston's tax rate is going down, but your bill still likely to go up
Houston Chronicle
Houston cut its property tax rate by about 3 percent Wednesday, a move necessary to get under a cap on property tax revenue approved by city voters in 2004. City Council voted unanimously to...


Utah Taxpayers Association supports Orem splitting from Alpine District
Many proponents of the city's Proposition 2 have argued that Orem pays more money to the Alpine School District than it gets back and that the district — the largest in the state — is too big to provide an adequate education to each student. "Since the last time this was considered ...Orem taxpayers have paid millions in taxes and seen pennies in return," Orem resident Evan Cox said during an Orem City Council meeting in August.


WV GOP's tax war comes to Charleston
coal valley news
All of West Virginia is a tax reform battlefield for Gov. Jim Justice and state Senate majority leaders. As Justice mounts an offense against a proposed constitutional amendment and a Senate tax reform plan. 


Why malls are a bad public investment
Big investments can bring about big problems. Take the shopping mall, for instance: Built on the appealing premise of housing a bunch of commercial businesses under one, climate-controlled room with convenient parking just steps away from the entrance, these massive investments of money and space typically hinge on a few “anchor stores” (your Macy's or Nordstrom's) to pay the rent. 

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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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