THE NEW 90-DAY DEADLINE: FORCING APPRAISAL DISTRICTS AND APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARDS TO DO THEIR JOBS

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/01/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Opnion: The path to modernizing the appraisal process
Housing Wire
Regardless of the size or complexity of a system or process, it is time to look at whether the impact it has on people is equitable. All people. And the appraisal process is no exception.


CALIFORNIA

Matthew Maynard appointed to replace retiring Placer County Assessor Kristen Spears
YubaNet
Longtime Placer County Assessor's Office manager Matthew Maynard will replace retiring Assessor Kristen Spears in January following his unanimous appointment today


COLORADO

Colorado voters typically reject tax hikes. There's an exception when it comes to funding parks and trails
KSUT
The election cycle in 2021 had fewer ballot conservation measures, but voters again came out in widespread support for directing tax dollars toward protecting public lands and natural spaces.


FLORIDA

Fla. Bill Would Classify Heavy Rental Equipment As Inventory
Law360
Florida would include heavy equipment rented on a short-term basis as a dealer's inventory for ad valoremtax purposes, aside from school district..


ILLINOIS

Cook County assessor explains anticipated property value increases
WTIP
Cook County homeowners should expect their property values to go up in the coming year for taxes payable in 2023, according to local officials.


KENTUCKY

Aligning Kentucky's Tax Code for Growth
Tax Foundation 
Tax reform has been on Kentucky lawmakers' minds for years, and while significant progress has been made recently, substantial work remains to be done.


MICHIGAN

Mich. Justices Won't Review Town's Bid To Tax Fitness Center
Law360
The Michigan Supreme Court declined to hear a town's challenge to a lower court's finding that a nonprofit fitness center is not subject to lessee-user tax, which is imposed on certain...


MISSOURI

Council approves tax break for under-construction downtown lofts
Springfield News-Leader
On Monday, Springfield's city council unanimously approved a half-a-million dollar tax break for developers building lofts near downtown and Missouri State campus.


NEW YORK

Three new rental projects getting IDA incentives
Long Island Business News
Three new projects that will bring a combined 159 apartments are getting economic incentives from the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency. 

Westbury apartment project scores 20-year tax break
The Real Deal
A 72-unit apartment building proposed for downtown Westbury is one step closer to reality for the developer, which secured a 20-year tax break from Nassau County.

As huge surplus looms, some Erie County legislators make another push to cut property taxes
The Buffalo News
A historic $140 million budget surplus combined with unheard of federal money flowing into Erie County coffers might sound like a recipe for a huge tax cut.
 
TEXAS

Dallas home prices jump by 25%
The Dallas Morning News
Dallas-area home prices saw an unprecedented 25% spike in the latest nationwide housing comparison. Nationwide home prices were 19.5% higher in September..


WISCONSIN

Panel rules no ethics violation for Madison assessor who gave candy bars to review body
Wisconsin State Journal
Michelle Drea did not violate ethics laws by handing out candy to members of a body reviewing a prominent developer's challenge to the property tax assessments for a pair of multimillion-dollar properties.

About the Author

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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