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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/14/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 14, 2022 | 0 Comments


Colorado property tax rates poised to skyrocket in coming years, report by business group finds
Colorado Politics
Coloradans are facing massive property tax increases in the coming years due to a combination of the state's surging real estate market, the tax...

Business group study forecasts 20% property tax increases
Inflation is impacting just about everything, including the housing market. A new study finds property taxes are increasing around the state too.


Property Appraiser Amy Mercado rejects settlement offer in 'golden parachute' case
Orlando Sentinel
Orange County Property Appraiser Amy Mercado said she will reject settlement offers from advisors of Rick Singh who promised them payouts.

Committee shelves property tax exemption proposal for disabled veterans and seniors
The Center Square
A legislative committee shelved a bill on Thursday that would have provided property tax relief for disabled veterans and…


Property tax relief bill passes House
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
More elderly, low-income Idahoans would qualify for property tax assistance under legislation that passed the Idaho House on a 48-16 vote…


$127,000 tax dispute at Topeka coffee shop gets happy ending
The owners of a Topeka coffee shop are relieved after finding out they won't be paying nearly double in property taxes for sprucing up their building.


Washington Council: 11-year property tax abatement for Shoe Factory redevelopment ‘worth it'
For the next 11 years, developer Ed Schmelz will be the recipient of a 50 percent tax abatement on the Shoe Factory Lofts property, an 84-unit housing development in the former Washington International Shoe Factory.


Effort to revamp Nebraska school aid, ease property taxes ends for now
About 60% of property taxes go to pay for schools. "We have a proposal that works for all Nebraskans and all taxpayers," Walz said, arguing that the…


No Holiday City NJ reassessing after revaluation doubled homes' value
Cannot order another reassessment of properties in areas like Toms River's Holiday City at Silverton community, where a recently completed revaluation more than doubled the assessed value of the average home.


Oregon lawmakers plan to extend tax break that rewards owners of million-dollar historic homes
Oregon lawmakers, who years ago agreed to discontinue huge property tax breaks for historic homes, now want to give the mostly wealthy homeowners who have long benefitted from the deal more time to lock in the tax savings for another 10 years.


Why Utah mining officials have shut down the Coal Hollow Mine near Alton
Salt Like Tribune
State mining regulators this week shut down a southern Utah coal operation after it blew multiple deadlines to replace its invalid reclamation bond, issued by a company that is now under investigation for insurance fraud.


Home values rise 11% in Richmond region. Assessments in 11 city neighborhoods are up 30% or more
Richmond Times Dispatch
Proposed a 2-cent reduction to Richmond's real estate tax in January in a bid to make the possibility of a second casino referendum more palatable to voters who rejected the One Casino and Resort plan in November's election.

Real Estate (and Tax Assessments) Continue Growth in Alexandria
Alexandria Living
The average price of a home sold in Northern Virginia in 2021 was $714,208, an increase of 6.5 percent above 2020's average of $670,408. The median price rose by 5 percent, from $590,000 in 2020 to $620,000 in 2021.


'Boom Time': Assessor Talks Lewis County Growth in 'Every Metric'
The Chronicle
Dianne Dorey smiles for a photo at her desk in the Assessor's Office in the Lewis County Courthouse in Chehalis last year.

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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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