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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 11/7/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Nov 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

COLORADO

Steamboat voters approve city's 1st property tax in 40 years
Steamboat Pilot & Today
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As of Tuesday, Steamboat Springs was one of only six municipalities in Colorado that doesn't levy a property tax. Starting ...

FLORIDA

Court showdown: Must one county pay property taxes on land owned in another county?
The Center Square
... from the state, [Pinellas County] argues that property owned by a county anywhere in the state is immune from ad valorem taxation,” the filing reads.

IDAHO

Silver Mountain valuation trial begins
Shoshone News Press
The legal battle first began in July 2017 when Silver Mountain Resort owner and Eclectic LLC manager, Tryg Fortun, appealed the county assessor's ...

Idaho property owners will pay $214M in supplemental tax levies — setting record again
Idaho Statesman
Idaho property owners will pay out nearly $214 million in supplemental tax levies this year — setting another record, for the fourth successive school ...

MICHIGAN

Michigan Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in challenge to state's property tax foreclosure law
Michigan Radio
Oral arguments will take place Thursday in the Michigan Supreme Court in a lawsuit challenging Michigan's property tax foreclosure law. The case is ...
 

NEBRASKA

Whistleblowers: Assessor hired family without searching for other candidates
KMTV - 3 News Now
The Dodge County Assessor hired her daughter, son-in-law as appraisers. A state senator said she'll introduce legislation to close a "loophole" in ...

NEW YORK

NY Property Tax Exemption Costs Buffalo $67M, Report Says
Law360
But the Public Accountability Initiative said despite its calls for repealing or opting out of the program, tax abatements Buffalo has allowed will cost the ...

TEXAS

Election results for 10 Texas propositions
KVEO-TV
Ballot Title: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the ...

DEVELOPING: Motiva reaches settlement with Appraisal District
KFDM-TV News
JEFFERSON COUNTY — DEVELOPING: KFDM/Fox 4's Angel San Juan has learned Motiva has reached a settlement with the Jefferson County ...

WISCONSIN

Proposed Dark Store Legislation Puts a Thumb on the Scale of Fairness
Cordell Beacon
Max Baucus once said that “Tax complexity itself is a kind of a tax.” That statement is true in many ways. Recently, a number of bills, Assembly Bill 386 and Assembly Bill 387, have been submitted in the Wisconsin Legislature at the behest of varying municipalities seeking to change the ways that properties are valued in this state for a specific class of property owners. 

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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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