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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/16/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 16, 2021 | 0 Comments


Property taxes rise in Tampa Bay's hot market, adding to growing homeownership costs
Tampa Bay Times
Rick Nociti and his wife, Meri, understood when they bought their yellow Belleair Beach house in July that they'd be responsible for paying this year's approximately $4,000 property tax bill


Southlake Mall wins second challenge to its property tax assessment
NWI Times
The Indiana Tax Court has dropped a big lump of coal in the holiday stockings of local government taxing districts that include Southlake Mall


Bumstead supports increase to personal property tax exemption
MI Senate GOP
“I voted in favor of House Bill 5351 to increase the true cash value, from $80,000 to $180,000, of industrial and commercial personal property for which a taxpayer may claim a personal property tax (PPT) exemption…


ND Property Tax Hikes Burden Older Low Income Homeowners
Public News Service
Some North Dakota cities are adding more residents and new homes, but there's a side effect: higher property taxes. Low-income homeowners are being reminded of a key tool that could soften the blow.


Tenn. Judge Classifies Timeshares As Residential Property
...the classification of the 50 condominium properties by the Sevier County Assessor's Office as commercial for the purposes of property taxes.


How Texas could close loopholes for church homes, save taxpayers thousands
Houston Chronicle
El Paso's chief appraiser acknowledged that once her office granted a...One possible reason: The state form used by every appraisal district…

Why does Kenneth Copeland, America's wealthiest pastor, live in a tax-free mansion?
Houston Chronicle
Jeff Law, Tarrant County's chief appraiser, said the loose Texas...After the appraisal district set the parsonage's market value at $10.8...

Solar Farm Under Construction in Brown County
Brownwood News
IP Radian also requested a Chapter 312 tax abatement from Brown County, but that was voted down by the County Commissioners earlier this year.

Manufacturing company coming to Synergy Park in Kilgore
Gregg County Commissioner's and the City of Kilgore passed a 10-year, 100-percent tax abatement for the company. The building project is anticipated…


Albemarle assessed property values see large increase
The Daily Progress
Real property tax assessments will rise by an average of an estimated 8.32% in Albemarle County for 2022, “by far the largest increase” the county has had since it started doing annual assessments in 2008, according to its assessor.

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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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