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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 1/24/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Jan 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

COLORADO

State senator proposes classifying short-term rentals as commercial property, leading to a tax hike
Vail Daily News
For the purposes of this proposed tax law, a property qualifies as a short-term rental unit only if it is occupied by the owner for less than 30 days per ...

Surprise $40K tax could force closure of Fort Collins candy store
FOX31 Denver
Under state law, the Larimer County Assessor must tax the assets at 10 percent per year— that's $40,000. “It's what's driving and luring people into ...

GEORGIA

Alpharetta seeks referendum on $75K homestead exemption
Atlanta Journal Constitution
If approved by voters, the increased exemption on municipal ad valorem taxes would take effect for the taxable years beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

IDAHO

Property tax, grocery tax relief introduced in Idaho House
Cache Valley Daily
BOISE (AP) – Idaho residents would get a break on property taxes and grocery sales taxes under proposed legislation. The House Revenue and ...

State audit finds widespread problems in Bannock County ag assessments
Idaho State Journal
"The report we got from the tax commission is they have no faith in the information and the work being done by the assessor," Brown said, adding a ...

ILLINOIS

Cook County to launch program giving tax break to families of fallen service members, first ...
WLS-TV
The Cook County Surviving Spouse Tax Abatement gives families of fallen police, military and rescue workers the chance to cut as much as 30% off ...

MISSOURI

Missouri lawmaker aims to limit amount of property assessment increases
fox2now.com
“We have our county assessors coming to us and telling us what our property value is worth,” said Coleman. “We don't even know for sure that's the ...

NEBRASKA

Battle lines drawn on property tax debate
KMTV - 3 News Now
LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The stakes of the issue were made known about an hour into the hearing Wednesday. "As a company we are looking at ...

TEXAS

Travis two-step a dance property owners won't enjoy
The Austin Bulldog
After 2019's disastrous process for addressing value disputes between the Travis Central Appraisal District(TCAD) and property owners—which ...

Tax exemptions for proposed development pose difficult decision for Round Rock City Council
Community Impact Newspaper
By seeking a property tax exemption, the proposal is different from all other income-restricted projects that Round Rock City Council has recently ...

WEST VIRGINIA

Harrison County woman finds error in assessment letter
WDTV
The four letters she received from the county property assessor denote the taxes on her properties raised from 120 to 461 percent. After writing to the ...

Commissioners approve hospital property tax abatements
WV News
“The only action item on the agenda is a request for county tax abatement, fiscal year 2020, for Garrett Regional Medical Center properties,” ...

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin tax collections up $818 million above projections
WSAW
(AP) — Wisconsin tax collections are expected to come in more than $818 ... Fitzgerald said he will continue to work on a property tax cut that can be ...

Nonprofit Saint John's is suing Milwaukee over a big property tax bill on its new high-rise
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Saint John's on the Lake is facing a big property tax bill on its new Milwaukee high-rise — even though the rest of the senior housing community is ...

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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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