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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 11/10/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Nov 10, 2021 | 0 Comments


City Council approves new 15 per cent small business property tax reduction
It is estimated that property tax reductions will apply to approximately 25,000 small businesses across Toronto, or 60 per cent of all commercial properties.

Calgary's property tax base is set to grow for first time since 2018
Calgary Herald
The city's taxable assessment base will reach $279 billion in 2022, up from $266 billion in 2018, according to preliminary figures presented at city council's executive committee...


A tale of two tax appraisals
Oak Park
If the owners win, the taxing body is on the hook for a refund, sometimes years down the road, a prospect that could mean less revenue and massive legal fees.


Auburn Renewables tax abatement moves forward
KPC News
After months of waiting, Auburn Renewables is one step closer to receiving a tax abatement from DeKalb County for its 15-megawatt solar array located southwest of the Auburn city limits.


Ohio school districts reject proposed bill that could potentially shift burden of education funding from businesses to homeowners
Ohio senators are considering a bill that would make it harder for school districts to argue before county boards of revision over property values.


Ore. Tax Court Backs Homeowners On Sales Price Valuation
The Oregon Tax Court lowered the assessed value of a home, agreeing with the owners that their property taxes should be based on the price they recently paid for the home...


Tenn. Appeals Court OKs Sales Comparison Valuation
An assessor's use of a sales comparison approach in valuing unimproved property was correct, the Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled, affirming a lower court's ruling.

Property Revaluations in Tennessee. Why More is Better!
Murfreesboro Voice 
Nashville chose not to initiate this process after a 2017 reappraisal and instead reduced its tax rate by 30 percent to keep collections level—a dramatic step that led to controversy...


Texas' housing market is slowing. Is the pandemic homebuying frenzy finally over?
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The pandemic-spurred housing frenzy might be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean Texas is likely to transition to a buyers' market any time soon, said Shelby Kimball.

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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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