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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/8/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

ILLINOIS

Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board seeks more resources to clear caseload
kpvi.com
Members of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board is requesting improvements to their offices from the Illinois Legislative Audit Commission. The five-member board, also known as PTAB, provides an unbiased forum for taxpayers and taxing bodies dealing property tax challenges. A taxpayer unhappy with an assessment decision before their county board of review can appeal to PTAB.


LOUISIANA

Nonprofit challenges deal shielding Greenfield from $200 million in local tax liability
The Lens
An arrangement that would allow Greenfield, the company seeking to construct a large grain terminal in St. John the Baptist Parish, to avoid paying some $200 million in local taxes is a sham, a nonprofit group said in a letter addressed to the parish's tax assessor on Wednesday, asking him to treat the tract of land at issue as taxable property.


NEW JERSEY

Tax Revaluation Puts Spotlight On Chatham Borough Official
Patch
The borough's properties have been undergoing a state-ordered property revaluation process since last month, which has caused some concern among residents who have received their final revaluation letters. At the last borough council meeting, Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz discussed the revaluation process with the goal of easing residents worry of a steep increase in property taxes.


TEXAS

USAA to leave downtown San Antonio offices by end of year
San Antonio Express New
USAA is leaving its offices in downtown San Antonio by the end of the year, a result of changes prompted by the pandemic — and another blow to the area's beleaguered office market. The 500 employees who've been assigned to the offices are on hybrid schedules and now work at the insurance and financial services company's sprawling Northwest Side headquarters, or remotely.


WYOMING

Property tax increases: Legislators pursuing a variety of solutions to complicated problem
codyenterprise.com
As the Wyoming Legislature's general session approaches, local legislators anticipate a lot of discussion will be focused on a problem that hits close to home for many Park County residents: property tax increases. “Those tax hikes have just been horrible for people, especially those on fixed incomes,” said Sen. Tim French, R- Powell. “I'm hopeful we can get something done about that.”

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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