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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 1/27/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Jan 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

CANADA

business owners appealing to BC Assessment on substantial property tax increases
Vanderhoof Omineca Express
Scott Sitter, assessor for the northern BC region, made a presentation to Vanderhoof businesses during a Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week.

ALABAMA

City Approves Tax Abatement For RTI Expansion
WVSM
Rainsville, Al. – The Rainsville City Council met in regular session on Monday, January 20, 2020. The Council approved a tax abatement for RTI ...

CALIFORNIA

Friday's Briefing: Charges against CoCo assessor will be dropped if he wins supe race ...
East Bay Express
A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge said Gus Kramer, the county assessor accused of workplace misconduct, would have his charges ...

FLORIDA

State economists weigh financial impacts of legislation
Florida Politics (blog)
Joe Gruters bill that would allow educational institutions greater latitude in tax abatement, would expand the latitude for them to partner with private ...

IDAHO

New owner of former Blackjewel mines misses first tax deadline
KPVI News 6
Though companies must pay mineral production taxes, known as ad valorem taxes, every 18 months, Eagle Specialty Materials promised Campbell ...

Idaho lawmaker introduces bill to repeal property tax statewide
KTVB.com
BOISE, Idaho — One Idaho lawmaker wants to make property taxes a thing of the past. Representative Jason Monks (R-Nampa) is the assistant ...

ILLINOIS

Towns spending 33% of property taxes on pensions
Chicago Daily Herald
That's the case in Lombard, which collected more than $9.3 million in property taxes in 2018 while it contributed nearly $8.6 million toward pensions, ...

INDIANA

Officials file counterclaim to wind farm suit
Journal Review
... claims the county attempted to kill the project by revoking a tax abatement and adopting ordinances as local opposition mounted against wind farms.

KANSAS

'Can I afford staying in Kansas?' Soaring property taxes prompt calls for state help
Wichita Eagle
When Mary Coffman and her husband moved to Overland Park from Oklahoma City in 2014, they found a comparable home – and expected their ...

MASSACHUSETTS

Gill, FirstLight settle five years' tax disputes
The Recorder
The terms of the settlement, which had been negotiated by the town Board of Assessors, were approved by a majority of Town Meeting voters on ...

Worcester property tax valuation appeals decreased 36% since 2017
Worcester Business Journal
... tax abatement applications and refunds continued to trend downwards in Worcester, according to data from the city's Assessors' Department.

OHIO

Nationwide Children's Hospital seeks Columbus tax break on for-profit subsidiary
ThisWeek Community News
The abatement would exempt the company from paying an estimated $1.3 million that would be owed annually to Columbus City Schools.

OREGON

Macy's Dept. Stores, Inc. v. Clackamas County Assessor
Justia Law
Macy's Dept. Stores, Inc. v. Clackamas County Assessor.

TEXAS

County approves reinvestment zone for Eastman Chemical
Marshall News Messenger
“This is a reinvestment zone that is required for any tax abatements, any requested maintenance… they will have to occur inside a reinvestment zone; ...

UTAH

Utah County officials approve referendum on controversial property tax increase
Deseret News
The budget's tax hike will raise property taxes about $7 a month on an average Utah County home with a value of $334,000. For a year, the same ...

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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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