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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 1/6/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Jan 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Sechelt homes hit by sinkholes assessed at $1 for land and home
Castanet.net
BC Assessment deputy assessor Brian Smith told Coast Reporter that the Seawatch properties were evaluated using the same “snapshot” approach ...

Dan Fumano: Why falling property assessments won't mean lower property taxes
Vancouver Sun
The reason property taxes won't necessarily decline in step with ... Vancouver's 2020 budget included a property tax increase of seven per cent, which ...

ALASKA

Alaska's lack of property laws make Juneau's most valuable properties difficult to assess
Juneau Empire
When Norwegian Cruise Lines high bid on waterfront property was ... a low sales price could lead to a lower assessment and a lower property tax bill.

IDAHO

Idaho lawmakers agree rapid growth has caused problems. Is property tax relief an option?
Idaho Statesman
Among the issues cited by the lawmakers were rising home costs and property taxes; education needs; prison and jail overcrowding; transportation ...

ILLINOIS

Partisan bickering threatens to derail property-tax relief plan
Crain's Chicago Business
An usual effort to pare Illinois' much-hated property-tax system appears to be dissolving amid partisan bickering, with the GOP leaders of both the ...

Why the new assessor's math may be more on the money than you think
Crain's Chicago Business
Kaegi has disrupted that world by hiking the assessed values used to calculate commercial property taxes. But an analysis of the 50 biggest recent ...

KENTUCKY

VFW 696 prepares to take tax fight to state
messenger-inquirer
The VFW's property tax woes stem from the fact that, despite being a 501(c)(3), it is a private and not a public charity according to Section 170 of the ...

NEBRASKA

Property tax back at top of 2020 Unicameral priority list as the session starts Wednesday
North Platte Telegraph
But the 106th Legislature's “short” 60-day session will debate property taxes with a petition drive lurking in the background to constitutionally mandate ...

PENNSYLVANIA

Philly's chief tax assessor, often criticized for uneven assessments, resigns
KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The head of the office that assesses Philadelphia real estate for tax purposes has resigned after facing sharp ...

Philly Mayor Kenney nixes six City Council bills, giving legislators no time to respond 
Pennsylvania Capital-Star 
The bill, which Clarke introduced, received unanimous support from City Council and was tied to reforms of the 10-year property tax abatement council ...

TENNESSEE

Could A "State Property Tax" In Our Future?
Wgnsradio
(MURFREESBORO) Rutherford County Assessor of Property Rob Mitchell warned, "Tennessee should remain ever vigilant in her finances. As there is ...

TEXAS

The Dallas Morning News 
One benefit to property tax protesters under the new law is that property owners are entitled to a copy of all information an appraisal district will offer in ...
 

The Snyder Tax Revolt
San Angelo LIVE!
Large corporations like Kinder Morgan suing county appraisal districts in Texas over property valuation increases are common. Law firms specialize in ...

UTAH

What do a Utah ski resort, a hospital chain and a South Jordan hotel have in common? They are ...
Salt Lake Tribune
Powder Mountain ski resort argues it deserves a big property tax break available to ranchers and farmers because it allows livestock to graze there in ...

Deborah Gatrell: Voters can put the breaks on this regressive tax overhaul
Salt Lake Tribune
You probably haven't heard the plan being floated by legislators to make up the difference through property tax increases at the local district level.

WISCONSIN

Woodman's sues Altoona over property taxes, again
Leader-Telegram
Even before its latest tax bill could arrive in the mail last month, Woodman Food Market had already filed a lawsuit saying it is being asked to pay too ...

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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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