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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/24/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Victorian government set to back away from new property tax plans
ABC
Premier Daniel Andrews said the future of the tax reform was very uncertain. Councils and the property industry have slammed the reforms because of…

NATIONAL

Should hotel owners brace for higher tax assessments?
Hotel Management 
The hotel and hospitality industry was among the most severely hit at the onset of the global pandemic. Business and leisure travel came to an abrupt halt, devastating the industry.

Property tax delinquency rate falls back near pre-pandemic levels
National Mortgage News
The national average for property-tax delinquencies improved in 2021 after deteriorating the previous year, falling within striking range of pre-pandemic levels, according to CoreLogic.

Study ranks how ‘tax-friendly' every state is
Concho Valley
It's tax filing season and depending on where you live in the U.S., you could be forking over a very different-sized chunk of your income.

CALIFORNIA

LA Union Begins Circulation of Petition to Increase Property Taxes to Fund Affordable Housing
The Epoch
The Los Angeles City Clerk approved the circulation of a union-backed petition that aims to fund affordable housing and tenant assistance programs through a special tax on property sales above $5 million in the City of Los Angeles.

COLORADO          

EDITORIAL: How to stem spiraling property taxes?
Colorado Springs Gazette
What's even more maddening is what happened last year when some fed-up Colorado taxpayers demanded relief. They petitioned a property tax cut onto…

Supreme Court finds error in Eagle County's valuation of luxury Vail resort
Eagle Politics 
The county had valued The Lodge at Vail at roughly double what its owner, Vail Resorts subsidiary Lodge Properties, Inc., believed it was worth.

IDAHO

Legislation aimed at Idaho property taxes clears House panel
Titusville Herald
Legislation to force local taxing districts to use some of their revenue sharing funds from state sales tax for property tax...

KANSAS

Tax appraisals rising for 9 of 10 Sedgwick County homeowners
The Wichita Eagle
As a result of an overheated housing market, the median sale price of homes in Sedgwick County topped $200,000 for the first time.

MICHIGAN

MSU Extension Genesee County asking voters to double its property tax
MLive.com
Commissioners voted 5-2 in a committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22, to allow for the property tax ballot request to move forward and could finalize…

MONTANA

Ballot initiative could upend Montana's tax system
Montana Public Radio
A proposed ballot initiative could change the way Montana assesses property taxes. If voters approve it, Constitutional Initiative 121 could upend...

NEW YORK

Appelate Court Issues Decision on Case Challenging Scarsdale's 2016 Tax Revaluation
Scarsdale 
Though it is now six years after the contentious 2016 tax revaluation in Scarsdale, a court decision on a case to contest the revaluation was released this week.

TEXAS

Texas voters, beware of false promises of tax relief
Houston Chronicle 
A sales tax increase would harm lower-income Texans and small businesses. Lower-income families must spend…

VIRGINIA

Assessed value of homes in Virginia Beach rises by more than 9 percent
WTKR
The assessed value of homes in Virginia Beach rose by more than 9 percent in a year, the city's real estate assessor is projecting.

Senate panel backs local tax notice bill after Youngkin pledges not to seek referendum amendment
Richmond Times
Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, asked a pointed question before the Senate Finance & Appropriations Committee acted on a bill with an expanded public notice requirement for local governments to...

WASHINGTON

Higher Property Tax Bills Heading Out To King County Homeowners
Patch
Property tax bills will hit King County mailboxes early next month after an error delayed their usual February timeline, and homeowners in many cities across the region will see some notable increases this 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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