THE NEW 90-DAY DEADLINE: FORCING APPRAISAL DISTRICTS AND APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARDS TO DO THEIR JOBS

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/22/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

U.S. property tax collections edged down in Q3, report finds
MarketWatch
State and local governments collected $707.6 billion in property taxes in the four quarters ending Q3 2021, a slight downturn from the prior four-quarter period, according to an analysis published Tuesday.


MISSOURI

MO lawmaker pushes cap on property tax values
The Kansas City Star
Jackson County assessor Gail McCann Beatty, one of two county assessors in the state who's not elected, said then that she was bringing...


Minority homeowners who challenged Kansas City property assessments lose in appeals
KCUR
Missouri law prohibits assessors from increasing the value of...The lawsuit said that while the assessor capped increases at 14.9% in more than...


NEW JERSEY

Atlantic City Casino Property Tax Cut Passes, Will Save Properties $55M
Casino
The New Jersey Assembly and Senate each signed off on a measure that will reduce the amount of property taxes the casinos pay in 2022.


NJ Legislature OKs Tax Credits After Assessment Appeals
Law360
New Jersey towns would be allowed to provide taxpayers who win a property assessment challenge with a credit for taxes due rather than a refund under a bill passed by the...


NEW YORK

Former Mount Vernon assessor settles wrongful termination lawsuit
Lohud
Former Mayor Richard Thomas' decision to fire Thomas Terry as Mount Vernon assessor nearly six years ago will end with the city paying $390000.


TEXAS

Luxury real estate to get special tax status under 'blight' statute
The Austin Bulldog
A proportion of property taxes collected in the district would go to fund...which is worth $39 million, according to appraisal district records.


WISCONSIN

'Taxing and taking': Church foreclosures paused in Milwaukee
TMJ4
...moratorium on taxing and taking tax exempt properties, officials say...taxes for church-owned property or had parts of their property taxed...


Democrats & Republicans both want Wisconsin's personal property tax gone. They don't agree on how to do it
Lake Geneva News
The personal property tax has been around for more than 170 years. Businesses pay it continuously on things such as furnishings, tools and equipment so long as they are in use.

About the Author

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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