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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/13/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 13, 2020 | 0 Comments


Despite residential hike, Vancouver businesses still disproportionately shoulder property tax burden
Fraser Institute
In 2019, businesses paid a 0.427 per cent property tax compared to 0.134 per cent for homeowners.


He can keep his antiques: Fort Collins candy store owner resolves potential massive tax increase
The Denver Channel
Four months later, with his business suffering, Tony said the county assessor's office found a small passage buried deep in the law that exempted his ...


Appellate Court Sheds Light on Murky Tax Sale Process Under Property TaxCode
JD Supra (press release)
A large and growing source of property tax refunds in Cook County are generated when a Court reverses or vacates the sale of delinquent taxes.


Vanessa A. Purdom v. Knox County Assessor and Knox County Property Tax Assessment Board of ...
On July 9, 2014, Purdom appealed to the Indiana Board, claiming the Assessor erred by not applying the standard deduction to her property for the ...

Reversal: Tax liability can't exceed 1% of property's gross assessed value
Indiana Lawyer
The Indiana Tax Court has reversed an Indiana Board of Tax Review's final determination, answering the dispositive issue of whether an assessor ...


Walmart's push for tax cut gains traction
The Ellsworth American
ELLSWORTH — The State of Maine Property Tax Review Board has denied the city's request to dismiss an abatement appeal by Walmart.


NY Senate Passes Two Property Tax Exemption Study Bills
Real Estate in Depth
ALBANY– Two bills sponsored by New York State Sen. Pete Harckham (D, WF-40th District) that will study the use of tax exemptions and the burdens ...


Pennsylvania lawmakers revive bill to eliminate school property taxes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A bill in the Pennsylvania Senate would make school property taxes a thing of the past. The Senate Majority Policy ...

Law center helps church in property tax dispute
“In this case, the deadline was the day after they purchased the property,” the attorney explains. “So they're stuck with a year and 11 months of taxes ...


Arlington asks voters to approve sales tax increase in May. Here's what it would mean.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The city is hoping that the increase can provide some property tax relief, City Manager Trey Yelverton said at a Feb. 4 meeting. Texas passed a law ...

Amid data fight, TCAD says it won't update residential appraisals for 2020
Austin American-Statesman
In a move that could have significant financial implications, the Travis Central Appraisal District told nine local school districts Wednesday that the ...

Travis County's chief appraiser has faced recent troubles
Austin American-Statesman
The Travis Central Appraisal District's lack of access to market data on residential properties is not the only challenge the district has faced in recent ...

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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