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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/26/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Alta. oil sector's unpaid property taxes soar
Western Producer
Other options include no longer requiring “municipalities to provide education property tax funds to the province on properties for which taxes are ...

Saint John gets 1st property tax cut in 12 years after province took away tax break for some
CBC.ca
Eliminating a tax cut for a select few is allowing Saint John to reduce property taxes for all homeowners. Council approved a 1.5 cent reduction in ...

GEORGIA

Development Authority gives nod to tax break for mixed-use project
Dunwoody Crier
... Authority took the first step that would allow a 50 percent tax abatement on a proposed 14-story mixed-use development in Perimeter Center.

IOWA

Op-Ed: A needed reform for Iowa's property taxpayers
The Center Square
Iowa should look to Utah's Truth-in-Taxation law, which since 1985 has been controlling the growth of property taxes and providing transparency and ...

LOUISIANA

State board approves Marathon Oil incentives pending local decisions in special deal
The Advocate
... the older application meant the company could be eligible for up to 100% property tax abatement rather than the 80% tax break implement in 2016.

Louisiana among nation's friendliest states for real estate taxes, new report finds
KTBS
Louisiana's 0.55% effective real-estate tax rate was the fourth-lowest rate in the U.S, with the annual taxes on a $217,500 home being $1,187. According ...

MISSOURI

Kansas City Developers Were Getting Millions In Tax Breaks — More Of That Money Could Soon ...
KBIA
Under Kansas City's existing program, approved in 2016, most developers are limited to a 75% tax abatement or redirection of new taxes back to the ...

OHIO

Thousands of Ohioans stunned by property tax bills
WCPO
Larry Dienger loves his West Chester home of more than 25 years. But he wonders how much longer he can stay, with property values and taxes ...

TENNESSEE

Steel Technologies to expand in Smyrna, gets $856K tax break
The Daily News Journal
The board previously approved a tax-abatement with the company in 2017 for 90 jobs. Steel Technologies is among the many automotive industries in ...

TEXAS

NBC 5 Responds: Property Tax Exemption Available After Winter Disaster
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
If you saw significant damage during last week's disaster, you could save money on your 2021 property tax bill through a temporary exemption for ...

WASHINGTON

Error in Walla Walla County Assessor's Office leads to 1% property tax increase for residents
NBC Right Now
Due to a subsequent error by the Walla Walla County Assessor's Office, the City's 2021 property tax rate was, instead, increased by 1%. With this ...

WYOMING

Should year-to-year property assessment increases be capped?
The Sheridan Press
The Wyoming legislature will be voting on house bill 114 soon which would make the County Assessor's position an appointment position instead of an ...

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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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