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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/28/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

ARKANSAS

Increase in vehicle value leads to higher property tax
KARK
Those preparing for tax season may notice it's taking a heavier hit on their wallets, and it all has to do with the value of their cars.


IDAHO

New property tax relief bills introduced Friday
DNews
Idaho lawmakers continue to consider tax policy changes this session, with two new property tax relief proposals being introduced Friday.


IOWA

KMAland legislators hail flat tax compromise
KMAland
Lawmakers in attendance at Saturday's legislative coffee in Shenandoah extolled the virtues of a massive property tax overhaul approved this past week.


MAINE

‘Dark store' theory: Large retailers push to cut millions in property taxes
PenBay Pilot
It's Wednesday afternoon at Walmart in Thomaston, and shoppers are rushing around — grabbing dog food, picking up prescriptions, perusing the towel aisle. It's clear that the store, less than a decade old, is busy if not thriving.


MINNESOTA

Minn. Bill Would Exempt Energy Storage From Property Tax
Law360
Minnesota would exempt energy storage systems from property taxation under a bill introduced in the state Senate.


MISSOURI

State Senator wants to get rid of Missouri personal property tax, meets opposition
KSDK
It's a date Missourians are all too familiar with: December 31. The deadline every year to pay taxes on your personal property. But what if you didn't have to do that anymore?


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Rep. Cushing: NH property taxes highest in nation under Sununu
SeacoastOnline
Last week, Governor Sununu delivered his State of the State address to a joint session to the legislature. Within it, was about 40 minutes of self-congratulation and promotion, with no attention on the real issues facing Granite Staters right now.


NEW JERSEY

Atlantic City Casino PILOT Tax Change Violates 2018 Order, Judge Rules
Casino
Atlantic City casinos were dealt a great hand late last year. That's when legislation to substantially reduce their annual property tax liabilities was signed. 


NEW YORK

NY senior property tax break causes more grief than relief as deadline looms
Syracuse
Senior citizens are baring their financial affairs in town halls across New York state in a frustrating effort to prove their incomes are low enough to qualify for a property tax break of up to 50%.


PENNSYLVANIA

Analysis says millions avoided in PA property taxes; impact of relief depends on perspective
The Daily Item
Property owners in Pennsylvania avoided paying an additional estimated $222 million in school taxes over a nine-year period after state law was amended to further restrict districts from pursuing exceptions to the Taxpayer Relief Act.


SOUTH DAKOTA

Minnehaha County mailing property assessments, 18% market sale increase
Keloland
Minnehaha County's strong real estate market has been noticed by the Equalization Office which determines the taxable value of all property, announced it recorded an 18% market increase compared to last year's sales.


Property assessments to increase 10 to 25 percent, county official says
Rapid City Journal
Shannon Rittberger said the majority of properties saw a 10-25% increase in assessments with a total valuation of $16.2 billion, which is about 51,000 properties.

TEXAS

Study: Corpus Christi third least affordable city nationwide
KZTV
Corpus Christi was found to be the third least affordable city in the country. “When I heard that on the radio on the way to work, I said, 'wow! Hey! Look at that!'” Jim Lee said.


Texans are ready to end corporate property tax breaks
Houston Chronicle
It is wrong for Texas school districts to give multi-million-dollar property tax breaks to big business while average Texans' property tax bills are skyrocketing.


WASHINGTON

Dori: Local apartment developers get 95% property tax break, homeowners pay full freight
MyNorthWest
When property tax bills began arriving in the mail this past week, “most” taxpayers yowled at the steep increases they are facing. Most, that is, except for developers who are enjoying a nearly 95% discount on their property tax bills.


WEST VIRGINIA               

West Virginia House of Delegates Committee Agrees To Compromise on Natural Gas Property Tax Assessments
The Intelligencer
Members of a West Virginia House of Delegates committee approved a compromise bill to address the issues over the last year regarding county natural gas property tax assessments, though one Northern Panhandle lawmaker remained unconvinced.

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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