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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/2/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Four abandoned Toronto properties sold for $2M more than was owed in taxes
CTV News
TORONTO -- Four Toronto properties that have been left abandoned for over a decade were sold to the highest bidder Thursday afternoon as the city ...

Vancouver property owners could face 8.2 per cent tax hike
Vancouver Courier
The City of Vancouver says property owners can expect the biggest property tax hike — 8.2 per cent — in the past decade, if city council approves all ...

CALIFORNIA

Sierra Sun 
The trial court ruled for the Department of Tax concluding Mehta's deed of trust legal description, which primarily was an assessor's parcel number, ...

FLORIDA

Here's how much President Trump's Mar-a-Lago pays in property taxes
The Real Deal
Hedge fund manager Ken Griffin is facing a $5.37 million property tax bill for 2019 ... Like property owners throughout Florida, Griffin received his bill in ...

IDAHO

The Legislature pushes up your property tax bill
Post Register
When the Legislature orders counties to carry out state functions but fails to provide the money to do so, local property taxpayers pay the price.

ILLINOIS

Griffin: A drop in people, a $1 billion rise in property taxes
Chicago Daily Herald
Property tax collections by local governments in Illinois increased nearly $1 billion between 2017 and 2018 even as the state lost thousands of ...

Pols pull plug on plan to give North Shore properties floodplain property tax breaks 
Chicago Sun-Times 
Three months ago, new Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi sent a letter to more than 1,100 homeowners in New Trier Township all but promising them ...

INDIANA

Gary church files lawsuit following tax sale, argues almost $300000 in unpaid property taxes ...
Chicago Tribune
As the county continues to sell the church's property tax lien, the next step in three installments of unpaid property taxes, the church leadership is trying ...

MASSACHUSETTS

Lawrence property values skyrocketing, taxes barely rising
Eagle-Tribune
According to a report from City Assessor Alexcy Vega, "the sales prices of residential homes reached an all-time high in calendar 2018." Commercial ...

MISSOURI

Tornado-hit businesses still owe full 2019 property taxes
Jefferson City News Tribune
Some business owners are also paying a full tax bill this year for damaged or demolished commercial properties they can't use. Holly Stitt and her ...

Kansas City woman, angry about her property taxes, paying with nickels
fox4kc.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Frustration continues to boil over on the ongoing property tax debacle in Jackson County. The pressure to pay ballooning ...

NEVADA

Clark County, former SLS casino head to court over property tax dispute
The Nevada Independent
The multi-million dollar sale of the Sahara Las Vegas last year has had a ripple effect beyond a major renovation and the renaming of a Las Vegas ...

NEW YORK

New Trump Tower Tax and Loan Documents Show 'Significant' Inconsistencies: ProPublica
Daily Beast
Newly unearthed tax and loan documents appear to show that Donald ... to Susan Mancuso, an attorney who specializes in New York property tax.

Trump Tax Records Reveal New Inconsistencies — This Time for Trump Tower
ProPublica
Donald Trump's business reported conflicting information about a key metric to New York City property taxofficials and a lender who arranged ...
Copenhagen Wind files lawsuit against Champion, Rutland, Jefferson County and Copenhagen ...
NNY360
The wind farm and IDA lawyers contacted the towns' assessors as well as the Jefferson County Real Property Director Roxanne M. Burns, and ...

PENNSYLVANIA

Thousands of Philadelphia homeowners are appealing higher tax bills on their properties
The Philadelphia Inquirer
More than 7,000 Philadelphia property owners are contesting recently issued assessments of the value of their properties, after officials increased the ...

Erie Wabtec assessment case heads to court 
GoErie.com 
The board examined, among other things, the assessed values of other local industrial sites as part of its review, the county' chief assessor, Scott ...

SOUTH CAROLINA

Here's what SC boat owners need to know about new rules for property tax, registration
Charleston Post Courier
A news release issued earlier this week by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources has created some angst among boat owners in the state.

WASHINGTON

Is income “property” in Washington state?
thelens.news (blog)
For the first 30 years following statehood in 1889, Washington state relied primarily on a property tax for revenue. However, an existing provision in the ...

WYOMING

Casper Star-Tribune Online 
Only about five of those taxpayers left with their concerns resolved, according to an estimate from Natrona County Assessor Matt Keating.

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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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