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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 11/25/2019

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GEORGIA

Torpy at Large: How seeking a $22M tax break broke the giveaway chain
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Until Wednesday evening, it appeared that Invest Atlanta might dole out $22.5 million in property tax breaks to a firm wanting to build a swanky ...

ILLINOIS

Why small commercial properties are unfairly taxed in Cook County
Crain's Chicago Business
According to the Code for Classification of Real Property, published by the Cook County assessor's office, certain mixed-use properties (commercial ...

Double-digit property tax hikes put squeeze on home resale values
Loop North News
In 2018, former Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios raised the estimated fair market value of some properties from 30 percent to more than 140 ...

The Case for Abolishing the Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
33rd Ward Working Families
The theory behind the TIF rests on the assumption that development today will likely increase a city's property tax base in the future, therefore the city ...

INDIANA

Tax Court denies charitable tax exemptions for medical center
Indiana Lawyer
Sarah E. Redman, Warrick County Assessor, 18T-TA-13, ultimately concluding that the building corporation's appeal directed it to generalizations, ...

IOWA

Judge to decide Scott County assessment dispute
Quad City Times
County Assessor Tom McManus said the Iowa Department of Revenue has responded to his formal protest with a recommendation that the matter go ...

LOUISIANA

Rejection of Marathon Oil tax exemption in St. John Parish could portend even bigger changes
NOLA.com
Although Marathon is the parish's biggest taxpayer, it also enjoys industrial tax breaks on a whopping $3.1 billion in property. Those exemptions are ...

MASSACHUSETTS

Fall River assessor resigns after review of Cathy Ann Viveiros' property values
Fall River Herald News
FALL RIVER — A week after Cathy Ann Viveiros resigned her position as city administrator under Mayor Jasiel Correia's administration, city assessor ...

MISSOURI

No Tax Breaks For Upgrades To Stratford Inn
Webster-Kirkwood Times, Inc. (press release)
Chapter 353 tax abatement is an incentive allowed by Missouri law to encourage redevelopment of “blighted,” or ruined, areas through the lessening ...

NEW YORK

More than 400 Nassau homes undervalued in rush to complete tax reassessment
Newsday
County Assessor David Moog some of the errors cannot be corrected due to restrictions in state law, but he will correct as many as possible before the ...

OREGON

Hemp-based CBD company receives tax abatement
Pamplin Media Group
A wellness company that manufactures hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD) products was unanimously approved by Gresham City Council to receive a ...

TEXAS

Appraisers claim property owner chased them with gun
Teague Chronicle
A Teague resident could face a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly chasing Freestone Central Appraisal District employees with a ...

Conflicting lawsuit documents in question
Mineral Wells Index
A signed tax abatement agreement offered by the company varies greatly in content and style from four versions on file with the city, Palo Pinto County ...

Homeowners impacted by Dallas tornadoes could see bigger tax relief after DISD vote
The Dallas Morning News
Property owners whose homes or businesses were damaged by the October tornados may be eligible for a smaller tax bill after Dallas ISD joined ...

WISCONSIN

$400000 anti-displacement fund to help hundreds with skyrocketing property taxes
WTMJ-TV
MILWAUKEE — Relief is on the way for hundreds of Milwaukee homeowners who saw their property taxes skyrocket this year. Anonymous donors ...

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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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