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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/27/2020

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CANADA

BC rolls out property tax relief for small businesses and non-profits
Daily Hive
Through new legislation, the provincial government has launched a temporary program intended to reduce the property tax burden on struggling small ...

ALABAMA

Council approves tax abatement for John Soules Foods
Valley Times-News
VALLEY — In a busy session on Monday, the Valley City Council accepted bids for paving and water improvements in Valley Industrial Park, approved ...

Alabama has second lowest property taxes and seventh lowest home values
WKRG News 5
Alabama is 2020's state with the second lowest real estate property taxes, according to a new study released Tuesday by the personal finance website ...

COLORADO

Colorado Has 3rd Lowest Real Estate Property Tax Rate in US
95 Rock
In order to determine who pays the most relative to their state, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2020 Property Taxes by ...

IDAHO

A one-year freeze on most property tax budgets is one step closer to reality after vote
East Idaho News
BOISE (Idaho Statesman) — Following an hour-long debate that included barnyard analogies about a stubborn stub-tailed cow and selective rat ...

ILLINOIS

School Districts File Amicus Curiae Brief in Landmark Federal Property Tax Lawsuit
JD Supra (press release)
The County and the Assessor's Office filed a motion to dismiss the federal lawsuit arguing, among other things, that the federal court lacks jurisdiction ...

Plano School Board approves $1.9 million property tax abatement
Kendall County Now
As a result, Board of Education members voted to approve the $1.9 million tax property tax reduction during a meeting Monday evening, Feb. 24.

Illinois ranks near the top in high property tax
WIFR
According to WalletHub, Americans spend on average nearly 24-hundred dollars a year on real estate property taxes, but residents of the land of ...

KANSAS

KS may remove limits on your property taxes
KFDI
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas is moving toward eliminating limits on local property taxes in favor of a proposal aimed at requiring officials to be more ...

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston's property values soar
Boston Herald
Boston's commercial property tax base has taken on an increasing share of the tax burden as the city's taxable value has grown. Residential value ...

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Once again, property tax survey puts New Hampshire near the top
New Hampshire Business Review
New Hampshire's lack of a general sales or income tax may make the state a tax haven in the eyes of many – but when it comes to property taxes, ...

NEW MEXICO

Audit finds former Doña Ana County assessor was overpaid $13000
KVIA El Paso
DOÑA ANA COUNTY, New Mexico -- After eight years of clean audits, a 2019 independent audit found that the former assessor for Doña Ana County ...

NEW YORK

Rockland, former assessor reach settlement over firing
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald
Rockland — Rockland and a former assessor have reached a settlement in the lawsuit she filed over her firing after she suffered a head injury in a car ...

TEXAS

Orange council OKs Chevron incentive
Beaumont Enterprise
The tax abatement agreement approved last week by Orange County offers the company a 10-year 100% tax abatement, although the company is ...

WEST VIRGINIA

Property tax plan collapses. Here's why.
West Virginia MetroNews
The effort to phase out the state's property taxes on machinery, equipment and inventory, and on vehicles has died in the Senate. Proponents—all ...

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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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