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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 1/12/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Jan 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Northern Ontario Taoist temple loses fight for tax-free designation
Northern Ontario
A Taoist temple with locations across Ontario – including Sault Ste. Marie – has lost a court battle in which the temple sought a religious exemption to municipal property taxes.


ARIZONA

Ex-politician in prison for adoption scheme loses appeal
AP News
...given in Arkansas to Paul Petersen, a Republican who served as metro Phoenix's assessor for six years and also worked as an adoption attorney.


FLORIDA

Will S. Fla. Voters OK Property Tax Hikes?
Florida Realtors
In light of the Parkland tragedy, South Fla. voters will consider voluntarily higher property taxes in order to boost school safety and pay…


MINNESOTA

Moorhead City Council approves tax breaks for Fairmont Creamery apartment project
The Flag
The Moorhead City Council has approved special tax breaks for a developer to convert the historic Fairmont Creamery building into 36 apartment units.


MONTANA

How About Capping Your Property Taxes in Montana?
KBUL News Talk
An effort to cap property taxes in Montana is one step closer to making it on the ballot this Fall. Constitutional Initiative-121 has been approved for signature gathering by Montana's Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen.


NEW JERSEY

Second AC Casino Tax Break Bill Passes In Watered-Down Fashion
NJ Online Gambling 
The Atlantic City casino industry is projected to save about $50 million in real estate taxes this year thanks to a bill that Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law in December.


NORTH CAROLINA

Property tax punch: Raleigh homeowners seek relief from effects of gentrification
ABC11
Gentrification is improving Raleigh neighborhoods but also raising property taxes. For many years. Raleigh's East College…


OHIO

Property taxes keep going up: What retirees should do—and not do—if they can't pay them...
MarketWatch
Unaffordable property tax bills could send millions of older homeowners into foreclosure or into the hands of unscrupulous scammers and predatory…


TEXAS

Texas oil and gas industry paid $15.8B in taxes, royalties in 2021
Houston Chronicle 
The Texas oil and natural gas industry paid $15.8 billion in state and local taxes and state royalties in fiscal year 2021, funds that directly support Texas schools, teachers, roads, infrastructure and essential services.

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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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