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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/20/2023

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 20, 2023 | 0 Comments


Bill could effect Florida's 'Save our Homes' tax exemption
If you own a home, chances are you familiar with Florida's “Save Our Homes“ exemption. It limits the amount property taxes can increase per year regardless of how much the property's value might have risen. Now, some state lawmakers want to lower that cap even further, but the idea has some worried about potential consequences.


New Legislation Aims to Curb Controversial Cook County Tax Sale
Chicago News
If homeowners are delinquent more than a year on making property tax payments, they're at risk of owing large interest payments to private investors who buy up that debt. Ultimately, the homeowners could face losing their homes. After some noteworthy studies put out by the Cook County Treasurer's Office, some lawmakers said it's time to give those residents a fair shot at keeping their homes.


Time to eliminate statewide education property tax, panel told
The Nashua Telegraph
The Statewide Education Property Tax has been the subject of several lawsuits against the state with the latest currently before Rockingham County Superior Court. Property wealthy communities organized in opposition to the tax after it was implemented more than 20 years ago, and are now contesting claims it is unconstitutional because it allows them to retain excess money it raises to fund state adequacy grants.


Palisades Center mall foreclosure looms in Rockland; what it means
The Palisades Center faces foreclosure and could be sold off. Its mortgage lenders have gone to court to demand action against EklecCo and the other Pyramid Cos. affiliates that own the mall. Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann said that he hopes it doesn't come to that.


Two bills aimed at property tax relief failed in the ND Senate Friday
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Ohio Board of Tax Appeals sides with Nexus pipeline in value dispute
Chronicle Telegram
It is a defeat for Lorain County Auditor Craig Snodgrass, who fought Nexus after the companies that own the pipeline struck a deal with the state tax commissioner to lower their property tax bills — despite initial promises by the companies to pay many millions of dollars more to local municipalities, entities and organizations in 13 Ohio affected counties.


Ruling deeming school funding unconstitutional considered a universal win
Commonwealth Court declared Pennsylvania's school funding system unconstitutional recently and, as such, diametrically opposed education advocates all proclaimed victory. Underneath the surface, however, the factions see little room for each other in a redesigned system meant to connect students – no matter where they live – with the resources necessary to thrive.


Greg Abbott budget proposal calls for $15 billion in property tax cuts
The Texas Tribune
Gov. Greg Abbott wants lawmakers to spend $15 billion to lower Texans' property taxes and at least $750 million on school safety measures such as security and expanding mental health services, while continuing to fully fund his border safety operation, according to his 2024-25 budget proposal distributed Thursday.

City, County brainstorm with Austin ISD for relief from state 'recapture' tax demands
Local elected officials are meeting with leaders of the Austin Independent School District to talk taxes. The current state school finance system now requires AISD to give the state more than half of the taxes it collects locally. In Texas, having a property rich school district share its good fortune with poorer districts is called “recapture.” And the system is recapturing a lot of Austin tax dollars.

How ‘tax friendly' is Texas?
KXAN Austin
The least cheery of all seasons, tax season, is upon us. As you file this year, Texans may be paying a very different amount than their neighbors in a state next door. An updated analysis by MoneyGeek, a personal finance site, evaluates how “tax friendly” each state is by evaluating the tax burden on the average citizen. States with low tax burdens earned an A, while those with the highest tax burden earned Fs.


King County property taxes increasing, pricing some out
Homeowners across King County will shell out more money in property taxes this year. According to King County's Tax Assessor's office, aggregate King County property values increased by 21.8% in 2022, but since the county operates under a “budget-based” property tax revenue system, aggregate property taxes in King County for 2023 rose by 6.4%.


A Taxing Discussion: Ohio County Assessor Doesn't Trust State's Mineral Appraisals
The Intelligencer
Ohio County Assessor Tiffany Hoffman told a crowd of concerned taxpayers she doesn't trust the mineral rights appraisal numbers given to her office by the West Virginia Department of Taxation.

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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