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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 11/28/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Nov 28, 2022 | 0 Comments


Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker getting tax break in 2022 on Texas home intended for primary residence
CNN Politics
Publicly available tax records reviewed by CNN's KFile show Walker is listed to get a homestead tax exemption in Texas in 2022, saving the Senate candidate approximately $1,500 and potentially running afoul of both Texas tax rules and some Georgia rules on establishing residency for the purpose of voting or running for office.


Washington Prime Group Sues Cook County Over Tax Assessments
The Real Deal
Mall owner Washington Prime Group is suing Cook County over the tax assessments for two of its Chicago-area assets, claiming the assessor's office “unfairly and unequally assessed” the properties for several years. The filing in federal bankruptcy court in Texas is tied to Washington Prime's bankruptcy and restructuring. 


Folgers Coffee wins delay in New Orleans tax dispute
The Folgers Coffee Co. has won a four-month reprieve on a $5.1 million tax bill for its plants in New Orleans East as a legal dispute over whether it's eligible for a tax break continues to play...


Con Ed not entitled to $1.3B property tax refund, judge rules
Crain's New York Business
A state Supreme Court judge ruled Monday that Con Edison is not entitled to a $1.3 billion property tax refund from the city, ending a protracted legal battle and letting the city off...

'Affordable housing' wins will vanish if NY Legislature doesn't replace 421a
NY Post
All the cheers as the $2 billion Innovation QNS proposal clears hurdles in the City Council will fade if the plan falters because state lawmakers refuse to replace the expired 421a tax-exemption, which New York's left all-out opposes.

County proposes 4th straight property tax reduction
Westchester County Executive George Latimer presented his proposed 2023 operating budget on Nov. 10. The budget, which totals over $2.3 billion, includes a county property tax cut for the fourth year in a row.


Greensboro man shocked to see property tax bill increase by 500%
Anthony Reaves is more than proud of the home he and his wife own in Greensboro. The land has been in his wife's family for years. “My father-in-law purchased (the land) after WWII,” Reaves said. The land is broken up into three separate parcels near Alamance Church Road in Greensboro. Two of the three lots are open with trees dotting the landscape. The other lot is where Reaves and his wife built their house.


Andrew Chew: Outdated property tax assessments result in unfair tax burdens
One of the most significant sources of revenue for public schools and local governments in Pennsylvania is property taxes. As homeowners across the commonwealth know, property tax bills greatly affect the budgets of many households, from middle-class families to single parents to older adults on fixed incomes.

Pa. property tax relief supporters have a new friend in Josh Shapiro
Reading Eagle
During his campaign, Shapiro proposed tax relief moves similar to ones Valley lawmakers have unsuccessfully sought to push through the state Legislature. They include a proposed increase —...


State Rep. Jay Dean files bills supporting oil and gas industry, targeting property tax relief
State Rep. Jay Dean has filed bills ahead of the 88th Legislative Session that he says aim to protect the oil and gas industry as well as property owners. HB 743 and HB 744 are described as protecting “the oil and gas industry and Texas consumers against the types of local bans on natural gas, propane, or gas-powered equipment,” according to information from Dean's office.

UCAD may again fall short of state values
Uvalde Leader News
The primary purpose is to ensure equitable distribution of state funding for public education. It does this by setting a benchmark where the local appraisal district's values must come within 5 percent of the state's values. Valdez said the district has been able to keep up with real estate sales data this year for the city of Uvalde and it reveals some appraisal district valuations fall below the 95-percentile that is required by the state.


Study finds Utah among states coping with property value escalation
Cache Valley Daily
With the Nov. 30 property tax deadline fast approaching, Utahns are justified in feeling the pinch of escalating home values. That's because Utah is one of the top ten states where homes have gained the most value in the past year, according to a recent nationwide study of real estate values.


Wis. Justices Affirm Tax Recovery Denial Due To Unpaid Taxes
The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously affirmed an appeals court decision rejecting an organization's property tax recovery claim, agreeing the claim was procedurally deficient because the organization did not first pay the...


Legislation Could Give Wyoming Voters Final Say On Capping Property Tax Rates
Cowboy State Daily
The Wyoming Legislature's Revenue Committee killed a bill that would've capped most property tax growth in the state at 3% a year. The opinion expressed by most of the committee and Legislative Service Office is that a property tax cap would require an amendment to the Wyoming Constitution, and any effort less than that unconstitutional.

Two property tax relief bills to advance to statehouse
Casper Star Tribune
The first was a constitutional amendment draft proposed by Rep. Mike Yin, D-Jackson. If passed, it would allow lawmakers to make residences their own tax class, lower the assessment rate for residential properties as well as pave the way for additional property tax exemptions.

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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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