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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/17/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL

Boris Johnson vetoes mansion tax after backlash
Telegraph.co.uk
The Prime Minister is understood to have "cooled" on the idea of including a new "high value property tax" in next month's budget, having previously ...

ARIZONA

Eddie Cook named as new Maricopa County assessor after Paul Petersen resigned amid illegal ...
12news.com KPNX
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors named a new assessor on Friday, more than a month after Paul Petersen resigned amid his ongoing ...

COLORADO

Here's How Much Property Taxes Went Up for Denver Homeowners
Westword
In recent weeks, the City of Denver has sent out new property tax assessments establishing the value of local residences and the amount that ...

IDAHO

Committee approves property tax freeze after three days of strong opposition from local governments
Twin Falls Times-News
BOISE — Property tax collections would freeze for one year under a bill approved Thursday by the House Revenue and Taxation Committee after ...

ILLINOIS

Tax break created for surviving spouses of first responders
Chicago Daily Herald
The Cook County Board of Review has announced a new Surviving Spouse Tax Abatement program authorizing property tax abatement for the ...

LOUISIANA

School board approves tax exemption for Allpax, settles on math curricula for next school year
NOLA.com
Allpax is the fifth company since last year to seek abatement from local taxing bodies as part of the state's revamped Industrial Tax Exemption Program ...

MICHIGAN

Class action lawsuit: Detroiters prevented from appealing inflated tax assessments
The Detroit News
"This is a frivolous lawsuit with claims that can be proven false with a simple Google search," City AssessorAlvin Horhn said in a press release.

MISSISSIPPI

State Supreme Court rules on local tax issue
Picayune Item
A Mississippi Supreme Court decision determined that a half million-dollar airport hangar in Picayune is exempt from more than $61,000 in ad valorem ...

NEVADA

MontBleu assessed value back to normal
The Record-Courier
The owners of the MontBleu, Eldorado Resorts, didn't get that information to the assessor on time, which resulted in a taxable value of $73.8 million ...

NEW YORK

NY legislators take aim at tax break 'misused' in Syracuse, other cities
syracuse.com
After assessor David Clifford refused to accept that, the complex added a small retail space, Clifford said. A beauty salon currently occupies the space.

OHIO

Ohio lawmakers considering tax breaks for maple syrup producers
Galion Inquirer
COLUMBUS — Lawmakers are considering several tax exemptions, including a break for the owners of landused in the commercial production of ...

TEXAS

Waiting for Tax Relief? Texas Homeowners Will Get Less Than Expected.
Reform Austin
Between the school finance bill that cut property tax rates and the property tax reform bill which limited future growth of them, 2020 is the first year the ...

TCAD appraisal decision draws Realtors' ire
Austin Monitor
On Wednesday, Marya Crigler, chief appraiser for the Travis Central Appraisal District, told representatives of nine local school districts that TCAD ...

Study: potential 28% property value decrease
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise
Patristic Brown, of Patrick Brown Real Estate Consultants, conducted the study for the appraisal district, Chief Appraiser Peter Snaddon said. The GAD ...

WASHINGTON

Homeowners upset with rising property taxes
KIMA CBS 29
These tax increases drew anger from homeowners, directing it at the Yakima County Assessor's office. "A little under 25 percent for one year, we ...

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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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