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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 11/9/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Nov 09, 2022 | 0 Comments


Statewide tax collector and assessor systems impacted by ‘compromise'
Several county collectors and assessors' offices across the state of Arkansas are dealing with the compromise of a third-party IT source. According to Craighead County Tax Collector Wes Eddington, his office was notified its server was “compromised.” Eddington could not provide specifics about which systems were impacted or if personal information of taxpayers was exposed.


Calif. App. Court (4th Dist) Upholds Dismissal of Challenges to PACE Loans
The California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, recently held that a group of senior citizen consumers were required to pursue administrative remedies before suing private companies to challenge their tax assessments billed under the state's Property Assessed Clean Energy program (PACE).


Tax Court affirms Lake Co. assessments, cites lack of evidence in record
Indiana Lawyer
But the Lake County Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals found insufficient evidence to warrant a change in the assessments, which were valued at $3,200 for one parcel and $1,200 each for the other four. Gold Coast responded with five individual appeals to the Indiana Board of Tax Appeals, which held telephonic hearings in February 2022.


Mecklenburg County property tax revaluation notices won't go out in January, assessor says
Mecklenburg County property owners will have to wait a few more months to find out their new property tax values, the county's top tax official said Monday. Assessor Ken Joyner said that notices won't be sent out to the owners of more than 400,000 properties in Mecklenburg in January, as planned.


After 15 years, Google will pay taxes on its first Oregon data center
Google is getting something new in the mail this fall: a big Oregon property tax bill. The company's data centers in The Dalles have been exempt from most property taxes since Google opened its first one there in 2006. The Silicon Valley company capitalized on big Oregon tax breaks that have saved Google at least $240 million to date.


Texas Isn't the 'Low-tax' State We Tell Ourselves
Texas Scorecard
Texans like to brag about being a low-tax state, but a new report from the Tax Foundation shows the Lone Star State is not even in the top 10. The Tax Foundation's 2023 State Business Tax Climate Index puts Texas at #13 on their list. The top 10 best states for tax climate are—in order—Wyoming, South Dakota, Alaska, Florida, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Utah, Indiana, and North Carolina. What do they have in common?


Foxconn appeals Green Bay property value assessment as city crafts 2023 budget
The company is expected to sue the city of Green Bay to appeal new property values on its six-story downtown office building. That's after the city revalued property for the first time in 18 years to stay in compliance with state regulations. As a result, many property owners saw their assessed values increase.

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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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