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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 1/20/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Jan 20, 2022 | 0 Comments


Woman facing huge tax bills, could lose home because of program intended to do the opposite
A program designed to help low-income seniors cut their tax bills is actually leaving some seniors with huge tax debts in Fulton County. Reporter Justin Gray took the concerns he uncovered to the Fulton County Tax Assessor, who says this could need the intervention of the state legislature.


Here's Who's Paying Up to 50% More in Property Taxes
Homeowners in lower-income, predominantly Black neighborhoods pay around twice as much in property taxes as homeowners in wealthier nearby neighborhoods.

Illinois Property Tax Incentive Could Change The Game For Affordable Housing Development
Chicago's local development community has worried for years about the specter of higher property taxes and the city's more stringent requirements to include additional affordable housing units in new multifamily projects.


General Motors Gets Tax Break For $1.3B Orion Investment
GM Authority 
City officials in Orion Township approved the tax abatement for GM on Tuesday, which will grant tax-free status to the property for 12 years plus an additional three years during the construction phase.


Commissioners OK SE property tax abatement
Brown County commissioners unanimously approved a 15-year, $182000 tax abatement for construction of a 72-unit apartment complex south…


Miss. Bill Seeks Tax Exemption For Some Personal Property
Mississippi would allow a partial personal property tax exemption for property owned and used by a business enterprise under a bill introduced in the state House of Representatives.

Walmart dismisses suits to have property taxes cut in Rankin Co.
Rankin County has announced that lawsuits filed by Walmart and Sam's Club against the county tax assessor and board of supervisors have been…


State Supreme Court will stay out of property tax initiative case
Montana's Supreme Court will allow a block to continue on signature gathering for a proposed constitutional initiative that would cap property taxes in the state. State Supreme Court justices declined to get involved in the case…


NYC property values projected to rise 8.2% as homebuyers return, Real Estate
Business Times
The city set a value of about US $1.4 trillion for its more than 1 million properties for the fiscal year beginning in July, according to a tentative assessment roll released by the Department of Finance on Tuesday (Jan 18).


Here's Where the Texas GOP Governor Candidates Stand on Property Taxes
The Texan
“The fact is, not enough Texans actually see the property tax relief we have delivered,” said Governor Abbott. “It's time to change that. I'm running for Governor to pass a Taxpayers' Bill of Rights that will deliver substantial and lasting property tax cuts.

Denton home prices shatter records
Denton Record Chronicle 
Denton home prices shattered previous records in December. With available inventory plunging to new lows, buyers throw caution to the wind and write some really big checks.

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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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