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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/13/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 13, 2019 | 0 Comments


Maricopa County Supervisors Hear Appeal Of Assessor Paul Petersen's Suspension
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors heard an appeal Wednesday of its decision to suspend Assessor Paul Petersen for 120 days without pay, ...


Walters: Prop. 13 change may make ballot, but not other tax measure
Pacifica Tribune
Proposition 13, California's iconic property tax limit, was overwhelmingly approved by California voters 41 years ago and for at least 40 of those years, ...


What Are Property Taxes Like on a Vacation Home in Maui?
Mansion Global
A. The Maui County Council recently approved two changes to local property taxes on the Hawaiian island, according to Ronald I. Heller, a director at ...


Cook County's property tax burden is shifting in the suburbs: Businesses could be hit hard, but ...
Chicago Tribune
As he took over a system riddled with errors and inequity, Assessor Fritz Kaegi vowed to change the way commercial properties are valued in Cook ...


Tax Court affirms lakeshore property assessment
Indiana Lawyer
A lakeshore property owner in northern Indiana was unable to convince the Indiana Tax Court on Wednesday that an abuse of discretion took place ...


Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
The property taxes for 50 South Sixth will be flat, at $6.1 million, in 2020. That's thanks in part to a booming city with many new apartment buildings that ...


Missouri state senator proposes ending personal property tax on your car
... to approve a constitutional amendment prohibiting counties and other political subdivisions from levying or collecting a tax on personal property.


Carwash appeals tax exemption case, claims it was strung along by officials
Carwash Online
County Assessor Dave Ingram responded on Nov. 13th that the county's decision should be upheld because Bluebird's “business and property are not ...


How Philadelphia finally changed the loved and loathed 10-year tax abatement
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Developers also crowded the room, making their own argument: Changing Philadelphia's 10-year tax abatement could plunge the city's real estate ...


Record-setting appraisal protests cause delays for local taxing entities
Community Impact Newspaper
In Texas, appraisal districts are constitutionally required to assess properties based on their market value—basically, how much they sell for on the ...

Houston City Council approves $6M tax break for live-work-play entrepreneurial community
And as part of the tax abatement agreement approved Wednesday, the Founders District has committed to providing 20 percent of its residential units ...


Tax Foundation ranks Washington's property tax No. 27 in the nation.
Opportunity Washington
The Tax Foundation calculates that Washington overall ranks No. 27 on property taxes. Today's map shows states' rankings on the property tax ...

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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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