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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/3/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 03, 2021 | 0 Comments


Four lawsuits filed over property tax assessments
The increase amounted to about 50% in base land value as part of this year's citywide assessment. Rodgers said the Board of Equalization has not yet found in favor of an appellant


Developer blames 'an oversight' for nonpayment of $60K in taxes
The Sentinel Record
The Colorado developer that acquired more than 1,600 lots in Diamondhead hasn't paid 2020 real estate taxes on 969 of its Garland County parcels, the Garland County tax collector's office said Tuesday


Property tax change to correct decades-long misinterpretation of tax laws
Del Norte Prospector
Most Colorado taxpayers will see their property taxes increase beginning this December due to a legislative fix to a decades-long practice that incorrectly reduced local taxes for education


As median home prices hover at $1M, the statewide search for affordable homes continues
Hawai'i Public Radio
That's why as median home prices hover at $1 million on Maui, Oʻahu and Kauaʻi. Maui now has a plan that could provide enough affordable housing, and fed-up renters on Oʻahu are starting to organize.


This is how the recession will affect property taxes
KPC News
The Great Recession depressed new construction and reduced the demand for property. Property prices fell, especially for homes.


Property values have soared in Lenox during the pandemic. How much will taxes rise?
The Berkshire Eagle
But, there is a downside, especially for longtime local residents: Since tax rates are based on a home's value, owners could face sharply higher bills unless town governments come up with a solution.


German supplier plans $44 million EV battery testing plant in Auburn Hills
Crains Detroit
German automotive supplier TÜV SÜD is planning to invest $44.1 million and create 40 jobs for an electric vehicle battery testing plant in Auburn Hills. The company said it will use the new..


Kansas City firm wants millions in tax breaks to move a mile into new, $83M offices
Kansas City
Kansas City may award millions in incentives to help a local insurance company relocate blocks away into a new $83.4 million office tower.


She owed a little, so they took everything - how one New Jersey woman is fighting back against unfair tax foreclosure practices
Pacific Legal
She's the kind of tough a person must be to immigrate to a new country, raise eight children, lay a husband to rest, and take on the government when justice stands in jeopardy


Pay The Prevailing Wage Or Forfeit The Tax Abatement?
Leni Cummins discusses the recent bill signed by Governor Kathy Hochul that will require co-op and condo boards to pay prevailing wages to their building staffers in order to receive the coveted property tax abatement in Habitat Magazine.


Hemphill County Appraisal District gets brief relief in MidCoast legal battle
Canadian Record
MidCoast filed a lawsuit challenging the appraised values for 2019 and 2020 on property where its pipelines are located. Hemphill County was not alone. As many as 30 other counties in Texas were slapped with similar...

Soaring apartment rent in November take an even bigger bite out of DFW budgets
The Dallas Morning News
North Texas apartment residents are facing unprecedented rent increases — even as the price of buying a house moves further out of their reach


Trial set in "big box loophole" lawsuit against Neeah
A March 21st trial date is set in a lawsuit filed by Walmart against the city of Neenah. The retailer is suing to have several of its past property tax assessments lowered.

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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