THE NEW 90-DAY DEADLINE: FORCING APPRAISAL DISTRICTS AND APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARDS TO DO THEIR JOBS

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/9/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL

Experts welcome China's property tax reform plan
The Star
SHANGHAI (China Daily/Asia News Network): A top-level decision to authorize the State Council, China's Cabinet, to pilot property tax reforms in...


CANADA

Penticton should repay vulnerable woman after home sold to pay property tax: B.C. Ombudsperson
Cranbrook Daily Townsman
B.C.'s Ombudsperson has come out against the City of Penticton for selling a vulnerable resident's home after she didn't pay $10,000 in property tax.


NATIONAL

How 'dark stores' are taking over American cities
The Hill
But some, including Brewer, worry that if “dark stores” remain unregulated the small businesses and community character will be lost.


COLORADO

Statewide school taxation correction means local tax increase
Telluride Daily Planet
As the only state in the nation to adopt Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) rules, school funding across the state of Colorado has been negatively impacted, and the Telluride School District (TSD) is no exception.


IDAHO

The $10 state computational error
CDA Press
An $838,000 goof on the Idaho State Tax Commission forms will leave more money in the pockets of Kootenai County residents, but it won't be noticeable on their December bill.


ILLINOIS

Commercial property tax increase OK'd to fund Mag Mile security improvements
Chicago Sun Times
After an unrelenting string of high-end robberies along Chicago's premier shopping strip, a City Council committee agreed Wednesday to raise commercial property taxes along North Michigan Avenue to bankroll security improvements.


MICHIGAN

Bumstead bills reform veteran property tax exemption, give local governments relief too
MISENATE GOP
Senate Bills 783 and 784 would maintain the same level of tax relief for 100% disabled veterans but would transform the benefit from a property tax exemption to an income tax credit in order to ease the burden on local governments.


NEW YORK

Taxing New Yorkers' patience: Property tax reform can't wait any longer
Daily News
The long stall should drop an urgent message on the doorstep of incoming Mayor Eric Adams: Fix the city's twisted system for fixing the levies on homes, and fix it with all deliberate speed.


School district objects to tax breaks for apartments at Osborn Avenue, Court Street
Riverhead News-Review
The Riverhead Central School District voiced concerns about how a payment in lieu of taxes arrangement would affect the district's tax base in a letter submitted as part of a public hearing on a request for Industrial Development Agency property tax abatements.


NORTH CAROLINA

Inside Mecklenburg County's vote to back incentives for medical school, innovation district in midtown
Biz Journal
By a 6-2 vote, Mecklenburg County leaders this week backed $38 million worth of incentives for a medical school district in midtown Charlotte.


OHIO

Ohio attorney suspended for disparaging justices, judges
The Highland County Press
The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a Richmond Heights attorney for one year with six months stayed for accusing Ohio judges and Supreme Court justices of basing property tax valuation decisions on “politics, not law,”…


OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma County Assessor to investigate homes after house explosion
KFOR
As officials continue to work to determine what caused a home explosion in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma County Assessor's Office is working to see...


PENNSYLVANIA

North York tax collector slapped with protection order, can't contact borough official
York Dispatch
Ramsay also was ordered to not engage or make any posts about the complainant on social media platforms, nor to carry weapons onto North York municipal property, according to documents obtained by The York Dispatch.


RHODE ISLAND

'Unfair and inflammatory': Lawyer for Terri Flynn questions parts of Middletown property probe
NewportRI.com
Allyson Quay, with The Law Offices of Howe & Garside, Ltd., said in her letter — which she provided to The Daily News — that the insinuations and questions included in attorney Maria Deaton's report were “unfair and inflammatory.”


TEXAS

Green discovery: Houston gives downtown office tower the first-ever tax break for eco-friendly design
Houston Chronicle
The city has voted to give a downtown office tower Houston's first-ever tax break for green building design. City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to give the New York-based firm Skanska USA nearly $1 million in property tax breaks...


WASHINGTON

Washington Appeals Board Affirms County Assessor's Market Valuation of Taxpayer's...
Bloomberg Tax
The Washington Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) Sept. 16 sustained the King County Assessor's valuation of Taxpayer's residential property.

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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