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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/13/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Proper communication with owners is critical before auctioning homes off to recover taxes, courts say
CBC
Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the time, experts say B.C.'s tax sale program works as it should. It's one of the only options local governments have to recover property taxes after they go unpaid for several years.


CONNECTICUT

Eye-Popping Revaluations Hit Different Blocks
New Haven Independent
On Exchange Street in Fair Haven, Edwin Rodriguez opened his mail this week to find out that the two-family house his family has owned for three decades has increased in value by 68 percent.


ILLINOIS

Op-Ed: Illinois in survival mode until it fixes broken pension system
The Center Square
Fiscal year 2022 budget: “The last threat to mention is unfunded public safety pension liability. The City currently has approximately $37 million in unfunded liability.


LOUISIANA

School Board says no to tax exemption for Metal Shark
St Mary Now
When a new or expanding industrial enterprise commits to creating and maintaining a certain number of jobs, the program offers an exemption from 80% of property taxes on qualified capital investment for five years.


MISSOURI

Kansas City gives $7.5 million tax break to Fidelity Security Life for new offices on prime real estate
KCUR
A proposed office tower on one of Kansas City's most attractive pieces of empty land will get tax breaks from both the city and the state of Missouri — despite objections from neighbors and tax-funded organizations.


TEXAS

Chapter 313 incentive program will end without legislative action
The Fact
Texas' largest corporate tax incentive program is set to expire at the end of next year after lawmakers opted against renewing it for the first time in its 20-year history.


Texas Nonprofit Didn't Follow All Steps in Seeking Tax Exemption
Bloomberg Tax
A Houston nonprofit's bid for a charitable property tax exemption was thrown out after an appellate court ruled the organization failed to exhaust all administrative remedies before suing.

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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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