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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/17/2023

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 17, 2023 | 0 Comments


Lawmakers Look at ‘Save Our Homes' Property-Tax Change
Daily Business Review
A proposal to change the state's Save Our Homes property-tax cap cleared its first legislative committee on Wednesday, despite concerns that it might force counties to cut services or shift the tax burden.


‘Clerical error' forces 151 Carson City residents to backpay thousands in property taxes
Carson Now
What is being called a clerical error is leading to 151 Carson City residents being forced to pay thousands of dollars in back property taxes. According to the Kimberly Adams from the Assessor's Office, a new computer software system “bug” led to an overall tax reduction for individuals who installed solar panel improvements on their homes.


Providence seeks more tax revenue from hospitals, universities
Mayor Brett Smiley is seeking a change in state law that would bring the city more money from large, tax-exempt institutions in Providence. The new proposal would tax properties rented out by those tax-exempt universities and hospitals to for-profit commercial tenants. For example, if a college rents out part of its tax-exempt building to a coffee shop, that portion of the building would be subject to property taxes.


A 32.5% hike in home values, but property taxes increases will vary
Property tax statements will be mailed this month, reflecting the 32.5 percent increase in the average assessed home value reported last year in Snohomish County. But tax statements won't be going up at the same rate. The average increase in property taxes countywide was calculated at 8.4%, with most places seeing increases anywhere from 2% to 18%, according to the county assessor's office.


Without dissent, Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes blow to ‘dark store' tax theory
Wisconsin Examiner
The Wisconsin Supreme Court sided with the City of Delavan on Thursday, deciding that its property tax assessments of a Lowe's Home Improvement store were correct after the store had sued in an attempt to get a lower assessment, and therefore pay less property tax.


Should Wyoming Tax Property Like It Does Vehicles?
Cowboy State Daily
Property tax relief has been a main focus for the Wyoming Legislature so far, with a dozen or so bills introduced this session, but few create actual reform. House Bill 100 proposes to study an idea that some believe could bring more uniformity to Wyoming's property tax system, by moving from assessed valuations to a system based on the purchase price of a property.Q

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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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