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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/10/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL

Boris Johnson 'considers mansion tax on Britain's most expensive homes and a raid on pensions ...
Daily Mail
The shape of the extra tax on properties has not been finalised, but it has been described as a 'recurring wealth tax', according to The Sunday ...

CANADA

Vacant homes in Vancouver continue to dwindle due to empty homes tax: mayor
Globalnews.ca
The latest number is also 30 per cent down from the 1,131 vacant properties declared in 2017, when the empty homes tax was first introduced.

ALASKA

Dispute over religious purpose tax exemption goes back to Fairbanks borough
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The dispute stems from a decision by the borough assessor in 2018 to revoke Camp Li-Wa's tax exemption after 32 years following an investigation.

CALIFORNIA

Study: Prop. 13 reform could add $1.2B in Santa Clara County revenue
San José Spotlight
According to Santa Clara County Deputy Assessor David Ginsborg, some of that money would remain in the county where it is generated, but some ...

HAWAII

Owners at affordable condo to appeal after seeing their property taxes skyrocket
Hawaii News Now
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Nearly 50 owners of affordable condos at an Ala Moana area highrise are appealing their city property tax ...

IDAHO

Boisiens face burden of rising property tax costs; link to full Idaho Press story
Idaho Press-Tribune
Jackie Roe and her husband have lived on the Boise Bench for 53 years and paid off their house long ago, but that doesn't mean it's always affordable ...

ILLINOIS

Historic Court Ruling Upholds Carle Foundation's Entitlement To Property TaxExemptions
Samantha Laturno (press release) (blog)
In 2012, a new state law clarified the requirements for property tax exemptions for not-for-profit hospitals. The new law did not terminate the litigation ...

President's property tax appeal on Trump Tower under investigation
Chicago Daily Herald
Trump's appeal of the 2012 property taxes he paid for Trump International Hotel & Tower has come under scrutiny by the state's executive inspector ...

INDIANA

Sports Center wins property tax appeal at state level
The Herald Bulletin
The Vigo County Assessor's Office had determined the course did not meet educational requirements for a non-profit. After three years of appealing ...

KANSAS

USD 383 backs Riley County in fight against dark store theory
Manhattan Mercury
According to appraisal data, four Riley County big box retailers — Home ... to the state, which then distributes those funds equally between districts.

MASSACHUSETTS

Taxation – Exemption – Religion
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Where the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield has requested a tax abatement on real property used for the storage of sacred objects, the subject ...

MICHIGAN

Monroe Power Plant valuation deal close
Bedford Now
City Assessor Sam Guich along with outside legal counsel have led defense of the tax appeal for the power plant, which lies in the city. Bosanac gave ...

MONTANA

Montana property taxes keep rising, but Missoula isn't at the top
Missoula Current
(Montana Free Press) Just how hard do Montana cities, counties and school districts lean on residential property taxes to fund government services?

NEW YORK

Dewatering site assessed tax exempt
Glens Falls Post-Star
FORT EDWARD — With barely two weeks before a March 1 property tax deadline, the Fort Edward tax assessor changed the tax status of a portion of ...

NYC Billionaires' Row Could See Property Taxes Quintuple Under Proposed System
Mansion Global
That rate is lower than Laredo, Texas, the cheapest property tax jurisdiction in the country, according to a report from ATTOM Data Solutions.

NORTH CAROLINA

The Pender tax fight that won't go away
StarNewsOnline.com
Given that Pender County derives its taxing authority from the state, the county's thinking goes, then if the county property tax is illegal, as Sullivan ...

TEXAS

Pawnee school trustees OK wind farm tax abatement
Wind Watch
PAWNEE – Helena Wind, LLC is one step closer to establishing a wind farm in north Bee County. A tax abatement application was approved during ...

WASHINGTON

Pierce County property taxes are going up sharply this year for most owners. Here's why
Tacoma News Tribune
Valentine's Day is next Friday, but there won't be a lot of love for your county assessor-treasurer this year. That's the day we will mail property tax ...

WEST VIRGINIA

Marriott's parent company appeals suit against county to WV Supreme Court
Charleston Gazette-Mail
The county assessor's office values the Marriott at just under $16.5 million. Xenia has told the county it believes the property's actual value should be ...

WYOMING

The Ailing Canary in Wyoming's Mineral Revenue Mine
County 17
Historically, it was always unpaid ad valorem or gross-product taxes that were most problematic. It's now common knowledge among lawmakers that ...

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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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