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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/23/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

The US House just voted to restore your property tax break
nj.com
WASHINGTON — Efforts to restore your property tax break on federal income taxes cleared its first hurdle Thursday, but it isn't expected to go any ...

ALABAMA

National Cement of Alabama making $250 million investment in Ragland facility, will save 132 jobs
Anniston Star
RAGLAND -- The St. Clair County Commission and the Ragland City Council both approved a tax abatementThursday for National Cement of ...

CALIFORNIA

Farmers under steeper scrutiny for tax breaks
Ventura County Star
Until now, staff in the office of Assessor Dan Goodwin has been estimating the value of the land for the people who don't comply with the annual ...

HAWAII

Mayor Victorino Vetoes Bill on Real Property Tax Valuations
Maui Now
Maui Mayor Michael Victorino announced his disapproval of Bill 59, relating to Real Property Tax Valuations, citing concerns over what he called “the ...

MARYLAND

Do nonprofits pay their “fair share” of city services?
Baltimore Brew
FACT FILE 1: If Baltimore could tax all tax-exempt property within its boundaries, it could reduce its current tax rate from $2.248 to $1.55 per $100 of ...

MINNESOTA

Supreme Court sides with Washington County in October Walmart tax ruling
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Under state law, they said, Walmart had to submit business income and expense information to the county assessor's office within 60 days of ...

MISSOURI

Independence florist will close, blames rising property taxes
KSHB
Sack said no one from the Jackson County Assessor's Office ever came out to do a physical appraisal. He suspects that a $2 million QuikTrip is across ...

'This was a tough one': Kansas City Council approves tax incentive for Waddell & Reed
Kansas City Star
Kansas City Public Schools has pressured the city to reduce the property tax abatement the building will receive. The district's board last week took the ...

Walmart Is Appealing Its Property Assessments
The Missourian
Franklin County Assessor Tom Copeland says taxing entities could lose $215,000 in property tax revenue if an assessment appeal by the Walmart ...

NEW JERSEY

Litigant's 'Vengeful' Lawsuit Ends in $45k Sanction
Law.com
A New Jersey tax judge has imposed a $45,000 sanction on a litigant who filed a lawsuit seeking an increase in a tax assessor's own property tax ...

Matt O'Donnell was a cooperating witness for more than two years, sources say
New Jersey Globe | New Jersey Politics
Five months later, Bennie Anderson, a former employee in the Jersey City tax assessor's office, pleaded guilty to accepting a cash bribe in exchange ...

NEW MEXICO

Northern New Mexico goes forward with property tax increase
KRQE News 13
TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A property tax increase that was left off of some ballots will go into effect after all. Voters in three counties were supposed to ...

NEW YORK

Babylon IDA grants $7.5M tax deal to developer building luxury rentals
Newsday
18, the day after a public hearing was held on the proposed tax abatement. No one from the public attended the 4:30 p.m. hearing at Amityville Village ...

OHIO

Eastwood expects $1M less from pipeline
Sentinel-Tribune
The appeal takes the district's estimated pipeline revenue to approximately ... 2021, McCracken expects a continued drop in agriculture valuations.

RHODE ISLAND

Providence tax treaty would save Fane $54.5M on tower over 20 years
The Providence Journal
... would save about $54.5 million in taxes based on a tax agreement with the city, according to figures released by the tax assessor on Friday.

TEXAS

TCAD board rewards chief appraiser
The Austin Bulldog
The Travis Central Appraisal District met yesterday and its business included an 80-minute closed-door executive session to review the performance ...

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Republicans considering property tax cut in 2020
WSAW
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature are considering a property taxcut proposal that would be introduced early ...

WYOMING

Johnson County tax dispute heads to court
Wyoming Business Report
BUFFALO — The time for negotiations is over. Another batch of disputed property tax bills from coalbed methane companies Carbon Creek Energy ...

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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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