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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/27/2019

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INTERNATIONAL

Thailand's New Property Tax Creates Panic With Landowners
Chiang Rai Times
Thailand's Finance Ministry reports that the new property tax rules have sent many confused land and property owners into a panic. Operators of ...

CANADA

Property tax hike a tough pill to swallow for small business
The Orca
Ada Slivinski: Already a tough place to run a small business, Vancouver is making it even harder. Property taxes are going up in Vancouver. The City ...

CALIFORNIA

How has Prop. 13 affected tax distribution in Santa Clara County?
San José Spotlight
The Santa Clara County Assessor's annual report, released in full in November, shows that across the board, a smaller portion of new property owners ...

FLORIDA

Amazon Gets $2.5M Tax Break For 'Project Normandy', A Massive Deltona Warehouse
WMFE
The city of Deltona passed the incentive deal, which could be worth as much as a $3 million property taxsaving for Amazon. The actual company ...

ILLINOIS

Property Tax Reform Commission Seems to Be Headed to Higher Income Tax
McHenry County Blog
The Chicago Tribune reports on what the Chairman of the legislative task force studying property taxes, Lake County's Democratic Party State Rep.

Illinois property taxes have risen to 7th highest nationally. This study has a solution
Peoria Journal Star
Illinois property taxes have been steadily rising, but a recent study delivers an idea for a solution. According to a new study from the Illinois Economic ...

MAINE

State's top court rules in dispute over Scarborough tax breaks
Press Herald
A long legal dispute over property tax breaks in Scarborough's seaside neighborhoods could finally be over. The controversy dates back to 2012 when ...

MARYLAND

Flicker Pushing To Cap Property-Tax Increases
BethesdaMagazine.com
Former county executive candidate Robin Ficker said he's making headway on a ballot initiative to cap property-tax increases in Montgomery County.

MASSACHUSETTS

Eastie Property Values Rise 96.7 Percent
East Boston Times-Free Press
Boston's total taxable property value hit a high of $164 billion in FY19, ... “Of the $134.2 million in additional property tax revenue in FY19, nearly 60.0 ...

MINNESOTA

Bar Buzz: Bowman chosen for Tax Court
Minnesota Lawyer
The state Supreme Court there upheld a Tax Court finding, which set the 2008 to 2010 value of the company's downtown Minneapolis property far ...

MISSOURI

KC woman's plan to pay property taxes in nickels gets foiled, but new plan hatched
fox4kc.com
In November, FOX4 first told you about Cynthia Lockett's plan to pay her property tax in nickels. Her idea caught the attention of folks in Jackson ...

Santa Claus battles Jackson County Property taxes, describes a mess
KCTV Kansas City
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- Santa, aka Gary Lied, is a top-notch representative from the North Pole battling Jackson County property taxes.

NEW JERSEY

NJ Freeze Act protects taxpayers after a property tax appeal
Asbury Park Press
... taxpayers after a property tax appeal. CLOSE. NJ Freeze Act protects taxpayers after a property tax appeal. New Jersey lawmakers created.

NEW YORK

Home assessments up 19% across Rochester
Rochester City Newspaper
On the other, an assessment increase often translates to a higher property tax bill. Both exacerbate housing affordability in a city where one third of the ...

2020 property tax relief check might be a thing of the past for LI homeowners
News 12 Long Island
Long Island homeowners who have been receiving checks from New York State each year might not receive one in the mail this New Year. ☰ ...

NYC Council members propose 'gentrification tax' for new homebuyers
6Sqft (blog)
New homebuyers in New York City could be charged property tax based on actual market prices, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. A group ...

Borelli resolution would close 'de Blasio loophole' in property tax system
silive.com
“We need the commission to come up with a grand system of reforming the entire top-to-bottom property taxstructure,” said Councilman Joseph Borelli ...

OHIO

Lawmaker looks to cap Ohio property tax hikes at 3 percent
WDTN.com
​”We've heard from a lot of folks that they feel they're being priced out based on property taxes of communities and neighborhoods they've lived in for ...

With tax break, Hoty pursuing $1M project
Sandusky Register
During a recent public meeting, city commissioners backed a 10-year tax abatement for Hoty Enterprises so the real estate entity can construct a ...

PENNSYLVANIA

UPMC drops tax appeal in Northumberland County
Sunbury Daily Item
If the appeal was successful, the three taxing bodies would give up $371,800 in property tax revenue: $224,325 for Shikellamy School District, ...

Trial set in ErieBank Sports Park tax-exemption case
GoErie.com
Judge says settlement still possible over Summit Township facility's request to be free from $100,000 in property taxes. A judge has scheduled a ...

TEXAS

Stewart departing HCAD
Hood County News
Chief Appraiser Greg Stewart will retire from the Hood Central Appraisal District on Jan. 31 after 28 years in that office. Stewart has been chief ...

Rising property taxes take political center stage
Waco Tribune-Herald
Countywide, the average home value increased by 9.4%, according to the McLennan County Appraisal District, with similar rates of increase in the city ...

Austin Board of Realtors settles with vendor over sale of home sales data
KXAN.com
... members last week, saying it had reached a settlement with its vendor for selling market and home sales data to the Travis Central Appraisal District.

"County OKs abatement for Lodestar rail project" by: Mike Reddell
The Bay City Sentinel
Lodestar Energy got a five-year tax abatement for a $35 million, 227-acre rail transfer station near the El Maton-Buckeye area from Matagorda County ...

UTAH

Citizen referendum filed in response to Utah County property tax hike
Daily Herald
When the Utah County Commission debated whether to increase the county portion of property taxes in its meeting last Tuesday, Julie Blaney of ...

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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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