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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/21/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Are We On the Verge of Another Financial Crisis?
Harvard Business Review
Property taxes are tied to the value of homes and commercial real estate. If home values fall, then property tax receipts fall without a simultaneous ...

ALABAMA

Greenville council supports $5.6M tax abatement for new business coming
Greenville Advocate
The Greenville City Council passed a resolution on Monday night supporting a $5.6 million tax abatement for Peak Energy Corp. The Butler County ...

ILLINOIS

Property taxes continue to rob owners of 'Home Alone' house
Illinois Policy
Assessors now peg the market value at nearly $1.26 million. Property tax pain isn't limited to the suburbs: Chicago's single-family residences were hit ...

MICHIGAN

Legislature fast-tracks new tax breaks for Meijer distribution facility
Crain's Detroit Business
... and a state education tax abatement for a $95 million automated customer fulfillment center the Cincinnati-based grocer plans to build in Romulus.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Valley News 
Now, officials are getting out the word to residents that they do not have to allow town assessors — who are going door to door — inside their homes.

Tax abatement approved for Bethlehem solar array 
SalmonPress.com 
BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Select Board approved a $720000 tax abatement request for a solar array at the Profile School at last week's public ...

NEW JERSEY

Tax abatement approved for new Dave & Buster's
The Sun Newspapers
Gloucester Township Council met at the municipal building for an in-person session on Dec. 14 and approved a five-year tax abatement plan for the ...
 
TAPinto.net 
He gave an example of a homeowner adding a bathroom to a house, which increases the house's value and thus increases the property taxes.

Nonprofit hospitals in NJ will continue to avoid paying property taxes under new compromise
nj.com
The lawsuits continued to mount. By 2017, 41 municipalities had sued for payment in lieu of property taxes. The latest bill, if signed into law ...

NEW YORK

Newsday 
His taxes rose to $14,614.48 in 2020-21, from $9,244.30 in the 2019-20 tax year. Pat Synan, 71, president of the board at the complex and a retired ...

TENNESSEE

Scott County Assessor of Property Tony Sexton has died
Independent Herald
He was a 26-year veteran of the property assessor's office before being elected to replace his retiring boss in 2016. In that election, he won 46% of the ...

HCSO confirms death of Hawkins County Property Assessor Jeff Thacker
WJHL-TV News Channel 11
ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Sunday confirmed the death of the county property assessor, Jeff Thacker.

TEXAS

MCISD board approves Hidalgo County bid to sue the Texas Comptroller's office
Progresstimes
Jorge Gonzalez, the Assistant Chief Appraiser for the Hidalgo County Appraisal District, provided information on the item to the Mission Consolidated ...

WISCONSIN

USPS delay may cause late delivery of Janesville property tax bills
WMTV - NBC15
(WMTV) - City of Janesville residents may receive their property tax bill late this year due to nationwide delays with the United States Postal Service.

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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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