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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/15/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Retail's foot traffic problem
AXIOS
Investors are paying more attention to foot traffic, especially because a number of department stores are splitting off the e-commerce businesses that are now fetching higher valuations.


ILLINOIS

Rising Property Values Help Lower Taxes for Moline School District
WVIK
Chief Financial Officer Dave McDermott says the 45.4 million dollar levy is a small increase over this year, but the rate for property owners will go down.


INDIANA

Tax Court reverts Hobart mall's property tax assessments, finds neither party met burden of proof
The Indiana Lawyer 
Neither an assessor nor a longtime northern Indiana shopping mall met their burdens of proof in an appeal contesting tax assessments of the mall's property for 2015 and 2016 ordering for the assessments to revert back to their 2010 value.


Boone County gets help fighting 'dark box' loophole
The Lebanon Reporter
Hendricks County will give $25,000 toward Boone County's legal fees in fighting against companies that would use the dark box tax loophole to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rising values, rising tax bills, rising concerns
Union Leader
Gas and groceries aren't the only things going up. Many New Hampshire homeowners are grousing about higher local tax bills as well.


My Turn: A statewide shift in value
Concord Monitor
Homes on the lower rungs of the price ladder have risen in value the most. In one case a Concord home purchased for $204,000, despite no taxable improvements, sold for $300,000 a year later.


NORTH DAKOTA

New Fargo property tax break policy adds more monitoring, considers higher wages and workplace safety
INFORUM 
The policy covers property tax breaks to new or expanding businesses and industries, residents who are remodeling their homes and new homes built in the city.


Grand Forks advances tax break for scaled-down hotel redevelopment
Grand Forks Herald
The coronavirus pandemic means a smaller and cheaper second attempt to build a fancy hotel and event center in downtown Grand Forks.


TEXAS

Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas owns the most clergy homes in Texas, and it costs taxpayers big time
Houston Chronicle 
Even as Highland Park Presbyterian is avoiding $25,000 to $35,000 yearly in taxes on each of its clergy residences (also known as parsonages), until a few weeks ago it was charging occupants...

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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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