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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/16/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL

Analyst: I do not see property taxes implemented in Estonia
ERR News
Mihkel Nestor said in response on Friday: "I do not know how serious that talk is. I will not believe in property taxes in Estonia before they are trully done.

CANADA

Edmonton property values drop across the market during COVID-19, city assessment notices ...
Edmonton Journal
City assessor Cate Watt said the pandemic has had detrimental impacts on the industry and that is illustrated in the steep decline of their property ...

NATIONAL

Sears Continues On A Path Of Closing More Of Its Stores; Only 29 Currently Remain
Forbes
Sears continues on its path to the retail graveyard. Late Friday night, Transformco, Sears' parent company, quietly posted new “temporary store closing” ...

CALIFORNIA

Contra Costa DA won't retry county assessor's misconduct trial
The Mercury News
MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA – JULY 26: Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer, left, and his attorney Mike Rains look on as they walk in the AF Bray ...

GEORGIA

Atlanta Business Chronicle 
At the same time, developers say they need the property tax abatements to offset rising land and construction costs and make their numbers pencil out ...

INDIANA

Greensburg Daily News 
Med Mizer received a similar tax abatement from the city in 2017, which was used to install an addition on its building. Mayor Bettice said the council ...

MONTANA

Committee kills 'circuit-breaker' tax bill
Helena Independent Record
The bill would have provided an income tax credit calculated from a person's income and property tax or rent equivalent, with the credit reducing the ...

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Our Turn: Property tax relief means stronger families and a stronger economy
Concord Monitor
First, property taxes are excruciatingly high – and often highest for the least well-off. Second, school funding is inequitable – and, for many towns, ...

NEW YORK

De Blasio to revive property tax reform
The Real Deal
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will revive his stalled property tax reform effort before leaving City Hall. At a state Senate hearing, de Blasio ...

NORTH DAKOTA

ND House passes bill for property tax study
KFYR-TV
There are concerns for people on fixed income being able to afford property taxes, and lawmakers are looking at ways to ease the burden. “Many of our ...

SOUTH DAKOTA

Residents gather in South Dakota to lament loss of pipeline
Daily Journal
He talked about the pipeline creating an estimated $100 million in annual property tax revenue for state government and local tax entities, KCCR radio ...

Supreme Court partially upholds, partially reverses Roberts County property tax appeal
AberdeenNews.com
The South Dakota Supreme Court partially upheld and partially reversed a circuit court decision with respect to a property tax appeal in Roberts ...

TEXAS

Potential new biomass plant coming to Lufkin
KTRE
Samford says they have a 4B meeting planned on Tuesday to discuss the Jefferson tax abatement. “I think the future is very bright for the Lufkin ...

VIRGINIA

Alexandria residential assessments up 5.7%
WTOP
That is not a property tax bill. Alexandria assesses all properties at 100% of fair-market value, and the assessments will be used to set the real estate tax ...

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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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