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Posted by John Brusniak | Jan 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

CONNECTICUT

Opinion: CT should reform its property tax system this year
CT Mirror
Reform, not relief. Relief amounts to the adjustments and changes that occur from time to time — most of which, like those that were adopted during the 2022 legislative session with the PILOT program and the car tax, are positive — but they are not reform.


MARYLAND

Md. Bill Would Limit Tax Break For Leased Religious Property
Law360
Maryland would eliminate a property tax exemption for certain properties owned and leased out by religious organizations under a bill introduced in the state Senate...


NORTH DAKOTA

ND House passes bill to give a property tax break for a natural gas pipeline to bring Bakken gas east
Prairie Public Broadcasting
The North Dakota House has overwhelmingly passed a bill designed to give a tax incentive for any company that builds a pipeline to bring natural gas from the Bakken to parts of central and eastern North Dakota that don't have gas service. The bill would give the pipeline company a 15 year property tax break.


TEXAS

Texas small business owners hope lawmakers will give them a break on property taxes
CBS DFW
Homeowners aren't the only ones pushing Texas lawmakers to give them a break on their property taxes. So are small business owners like Andy Ellard, owner and general manager of Manda Machine Company. The West Dallas business has been family-owned for three generations.


Tarrant appraiser resigns after questions about conflict
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A former Tarrant Appraisal District employee resigned a week after the Star-Telegram questioned whether she was in violation of the organization's conflict of interest rules. The Tarrant Appraisal District code of conduct prohibits employees from selling real estate in Tarrant County while working at TAD.


UTAH

Auditor says state's procedures "insufficient" to prevent property tax inequities in Wasatch Back
KPCW
According to State Auditor John Dougall, the Utah State Tax Commission didn't do enough in 2021 and 2022 to prevent inequities between Wasatch County residents' tax bills. The letter focused on inequities in Wasatch County but said some of the same shortcomings also affected Summit County taxpayers.


VIRGINIA

Albemarle property tax assessment makes biggest jump in 15 years
Daily Progress
Albemarle County property owners will see the steepest increase in their property taxes in 15 years when they open their mail later this month. Real property tax assessments in the county will increase an average of 13.46%, amounting to $3.05 billion, in 2023, far and away the largest increase since the county began assessing real property annually in 2008.


WISCONSIN

Republicans reintroduce eliminating personal property tax
CBS58
There's a renewed effort at the state Capitol to eliminate one of Wisconsin's oldest taxes. We're talking about the personal property tax which is tax businesses pay on equipment like furniture and fixtures. Democrats and Republicans have long supported legislation to repeal the tax, but it's faced hurdles due to how the bill was written.


WYOMING

Bill would have state study alternative property tax system
wyomingnews.com
As property taxes around Wyoming reach increasingly burdensome levels, a group of lawmakers wants the state to consider a different approach. House Bill 100, if adopted as currently written, would give the Department of Revenue $10,000 to commission a report on what it would take for Wyoming to switch over to the so-called “acquisition” model.

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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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