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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/30/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Vancouver homeowner with $27M property wins court battle over empty home tax
CBC.ca
The owner of one of the most valuable properties in all of B.C. won't have to pay an empty home tax of $249,314 — at least not yet. A B.C. Supreme ...

ARIZONA

Arizona officials agree to remove assessor at center of adoption fraud scheme from office
KMYU
The Board of Supervisors for Arizona's largest county has unanimously agreed to uphold the suspension and push for the removal of the county ...

ARKANSAS

Poultry houses' new appraisals stick in craws Lawmakers voice dismay; assessors say update ...
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
County assessors have moved on, but lawmakers remain miffed, passing a resolution last week without dissent condemning the state Assessment ...

COLORADO

Small business owners say commercial property taxes are pushing them out of business
Denverite
On Friday, Helikon Gallery & Studios in Five Points closed its doors for good, facing what the owner says is a tripling of its property taxes. According to ...

ILLINOIS

Waukegan holds second vote regarding property tax levy after lawsuit challenges last vote's legality
Chicago Tribune
The move is a response to a lawsuit filed by Margaret Carrasco, who has repeatedly criticized Mayor Sam Cunningham's efforts to raise property taxes ...

INDIANA

Declining to reweigh the evidence, Indiana Tax Court affirms assessments of CVS store based on ...
JD Supra (press release)
The County Assessor had valued the property at a range of approximately $1 Million to $1.1 Million for the four contested assessment dates.

Franklin manufacturer receives additional tax break
Daily Journal
The Franklin City Council agreed to give Rapid Prototype a five-year personal property tax abatement for a new piece of equipment worth $300,000.

Valeo to expand in the new year
Seymour Tribune
The company was seeking tax abatement on its planned investment of $22.4 million, which includes a $14 million building addition and improvements ...

MINNESOTA

Blaine 2020 property tax levy increases by 9.5%
ECM Publishers
The Blaine City Council approved the 2020 property tax levy Dec. ... Huss said most of the 2020 property tax levy is allocated to the general fund in the ...

MISSOURI

Moniteau County assessor steps down, accused of misusing county money
KOMU 8
CALIFORNIA - Amanda Trimble, the Moniteau County assessor, is resigning from her office amid accusations she used taxpayer money for personal ...

After KC man's property assessments skyrocket, attorneys argue Jackson County ignored the law
fox4kc.com
That's what Jerry Morris said he was thinking this summer when he opened his Jackson County property taxbill. Morris' taxes for four Midtown ...

NEW YORK

Who the 'gentrification tax' hurts: Beware unintended consequences
New York Daily News
It's common, and common-sense, practice in many municipalities around the country for the assessed value — and the property tax — of a home to ...

NORTH DAKOTA

Anonymous man pays off all back taxes on Cass County's mobile homes
West Fargo Pioneer
When Vikki Hutchinson opened a letter from the Cass County assessor's office last week, she found a receipt for a payment she didn't make, but soon ...

TEXAS

State's Agricultural Tax Exemptions Benefit Wealthy at Education's Expense, Critics Say
Reform Austin
For many residents of property-tax happy Texas, a collective concern about next year's tax bill from local governments constantly percolates. But not ...

Are the billions Texas lawmakers committed for schools and lower property taxessustainable?
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Hey, Texplainer — Lawmakers' plan to raise sales taxes failed, so how did they pay for an investment in public schools and property tax cuts?

WEST VIRGINIA

Berkeley County approves settlement to resolve couple's $46K overpayment in property taxes
Herald-Mail Media
The mistake wasn't discovered until the Rowes submitted a homestead exemption application to the Berkeley County assessor's office in September ...

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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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