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

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/28/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Owner of $24.3-million property obtains court order forcing review of City of Vancouver–imposed empty-homes tax
Straight 
The owner of a spectacular property overlooking Spanish Banks has partially succeeded in a court fight with the City of Vancouver


NATIONAL

Appealing Your Property Taxes Could Be Tough in 2022. Here's Why
Fool.com
Years ago, I decided to appeal my property taxes because I was tired of seeing them rise year after year. Now the process of appealing property taxes differs from place to place.

Should Soaring Property Taxes Drive You to Move?
Fool.com
When my husband and I bought our home about 12 years ago, we knew there would possibly come a day when our property taxes would equal or exceed our mortgage payment.


CALIFORNIA

New initiative in circulation to raise California's property taxes
The Sun
One year after a ballot initiative that would have repealed parts of Proposition 13 failed, another effort to pick apart California's property tax rules is underway.


ILLINOIS

Reporting on property tax breaks obscures the full story of assessor's office reforms: Kaegi
Chicago Sun Times
In its recent story about property tax exemptions, the Sun-Times focuses on salacious details and obscures the ways the Cook County assessor's office is addressing the larger problem.

Ignoring reality: inside the property tax appeals game
Crain's Chicago Business
How the owners of pricey Chicago office buildings shrink their assessments. The McDonald's headquarters building in the Fulton Market District sold for $412.5 million last year...

Local assessors seek federal help to make property taxes fairer
Crain's Cleveland Business
Cook County assessor Fritz Kaegi at his offices in Chicago, on Wednesday, Dec. 15. A group of municipal property-valuation officials from across...


MASSACHUSETTS

With a steep property tax hike looming, Richmond officials weigh shifting some of the burden to second-home owners
The Berkshire Eagle
Residents will see a hefty increase in their annual property tax bills for the current fiscal year, not only because home values have escalated, but primarily because of an increase in the amount of revenue needed by Town Hall


MINNESOTA

Property tax notices shock Northsiders
North News
But when she called the city assessor's office, she was told the 108.2 percent...Minnesota law requires assessors to value property as of Jan.


NEW YORK

New York Hotel Association Calls for Action on Property Taxes
The Real Deal
New York City hotels have long been haunted by steep property taxes, but yet another increase has made the expense difficult to sustain for the industry.

NYC hotels face latest COVID challenge
NY Post
Some 100 city hotels were forced to shut their doors due to the pandemic, and those that survived are now pushing to lower crushing property taxes, according to an industry group.


NORTH CAROLINA

Equity erased: Attorneys tell court property owners can't be found
Citizen Times
Asheville real estate investor Robert Perry Tucker II had just purchased 10 acres along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but nine siblings in the Lyda family still had a claim to approximately 25% of the property, left to them by their grandfather.


TENNESSEE

Report: Tennessee 1 of 4 states without property tax increase limits
KPVI
A new Beacon Center report shows while Tennessee's truth-in-taxation law creates transparency in the process of property tax...


TEXAS

With apologies to Ripley, the Texas property tax system is one big believe it or not scheme
Dallas Morning News
In exchange, Chief Appraiser Jeff Law asked her property tax agent to withdraw two open record requests to the appraisal district. In a note to me,...

UCAD still off mark for UCISD
Uvalde Leader News
The results of the 2020 property value study performed by the Texas Comptroller's office indicate that two school district evaluations fell short, and Uvalde County Appraisal District officials are fearful this could continue to be an ongoing problem

2022 look ahead: Will Dallas-Fort Worth capitalize on its full relocation pipeline?
Dallas Morning News
For economic development scorekeepers, Dallas-Fort Worth chalked up some formidable relocation wins in 2021. But the region's cities also suffered some ugly losses.

H-E-B, USAA among the top 10 property tax payers for Bexar County
San Antonio Report
Every year, the majority of Bexar County's revenue comes from its property taxes, estimated for the 2020-21 fiscal year at nearly $516 million.

Dallas-Fort Worth commercial construction surge underway to close out the year
Dallas Morning News
A surge in commercial and nonresidential building starts led to an increase in November construction activity in Dallas-Fort Worth.


VIRGINIA

Faced with soaring property values, Pittsylvania County granted 90-day extension on reassessment process
godan river
With a barrage of questions still looming from Pittsylvania County residents over soaring property values, the court system has approved an extension in the reassessment process.


WISCONSIN

State aid slows property tax growth in Wisconsin
Wausa Pilot & Review
Wisconsin property taxpayers should see one of the smallest increases in years on their December tax bills, with levies for school districts barely rising, technical college levies declining for only the second time in at least two decades, and a state tax credit rising sharply

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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