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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 10/9/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Oct 09, 2019 | 0 Comments


Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen indicted in adoption fraud
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has been indicted in an adoption fraud scheme, the Arizona Attorney General's Office confirmed late ...


Couple that sold their home to Mark Zuckerberg for $14 million gets a property tax surprise
Pacifica Tribune
But according to David Ginsborg, deputy assessor for Santa Clara County, the $4.9 million assessment is fair. “Just because there's a transaction,” ...

Connected taxpayers' got breaks with LA County assessor's office, whistleblowers allege
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles County assessor's office has given favorable treatment to connected taxpayers, allowing them to pay lower property taxes for years ...


Federal monitor: Kaegi not on 'effective path' to end oversight of assessor's office hiring
Chicago Sun-Times
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi is under fire from a court-appointed monitor for delays in implementing new hiring policies meant to keep politics ...


Tax abatement denied for solar farm
The Herald Bulletin
ANDERSON – A request for a 10-year tax abatement for the proposed Lone Oak Solar Energy Center was defeated Tuesday by the Madison County ...


Officials dispute assessor's claim property rates deliberately kept low
KMBC Kansas City
The Jackson County assessor told a Missouri House committee Monday that property taxes were deliberately kept low for years. A former assessor ...


Paterson gives $4 million tax break to developer in 30-year PILOT agreement
Paterson Times
He found it distasteful that the complex is seeking a second tax abatement. On Aug. 16, 1971, the City Council granted a tax abatement to the Jewish ...


2 Harris County Commissioners skip meeting, forcing property tax rate cut
Texas law requires four out of the five commissioners to be present to vote on a tax rate increase. The property tax rate must be set by Oct. 11.


Property tax dispute turns to debate over verbal vs. written communication
WV News
She said when assessor staff members visited the property, her husband ... the deputy assessor came out and agreed that it was under construction.

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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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