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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/3/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

ARIZONA

Candidate for assessor job withdraws after plagiarism discovery
Arizona Capitol Times
An applicant for the Maricopa County Assessor's Office withdrew from consideration minutes after he was caught plagiarizing large swaths of his ...

COLORADO

Boulder County Assessor's Office data shows persistent discrepancy between projected sales ...
Boulder Daily Camera
Boulder County Assessor's Office maintains 23 geographic market areas in which single-family home sales are tracked and grouped together to have ...

IDAHO

Idahoans deserve real solutions for property taxes
Idaho Statesman
State policies have dramatically shifted the property tax load away from business real estate and onto homeowners. Meanwhile, rapidly rising home ...

Tensions high between Bannock County assessor, commission
Idaho State Journal
Commissioners, however, started voicing frustrations with the assessor's office following the recent announcement by the Idaho State Tax Commission ...

INDIANA

Closure Of Big Box Stores Leaves Multiple Bloomington Buildings Vacant
Indiana Public Media
Monroe County Assessor Judy Sharp says she's surprised that it's empty after so long because the location is a prime spot for a businesses. “There is ...

KANSAS

Kansas homeowners concerned by state's rising property taxes
Wichita Eagle
Homeowners across the state are increasingly worried about their property taxes. Collections have risen by more than $1 billion over the past decade.

MISSOURI

Former Moniteau County assessor charged with three felonies
ABC17News.com
CALIFORNIA, Mo. (KMIZ). Prosecutors on Thursday charged the former Moniteau County assessor with three felonies and a misdemeanor on ...

NEW YORK

State Assembly Unanimously Passes Legislation To Combat “Dark Store” Assessment Challenges
Rockland County Business Journal (blog)
The New York State Assembly unanimously passed legislation this week that would establish clear and unambiguous guidelines for assessors to ...

Tax System Favoring Central Park Co-ops and Brooklyn Brownstones Could End
The New York Times
New York City's antiquated method of calculating property taxes has long allowed owners of multimillion-dollar brownstones in Brooklyn and high-rise ...
 
Commission recommends sweeping overhaul of city property tax system
Crain's New York Business
A long-awaited report from the city commission tasked with reviewing the city's uneven method for calculating property taxes recommends a major ...
 
Former assessor files to get his job back, seeks back pay in Westerlo
The Altamont Enterprise
WESTERLO — After Westerlo replaced him as its assessor without following the proper procedures, Peter Hotaling is fighting to get his job back.
 
Property Tax Proposal: Co-ops and Condos to be Treated like Homeowners
Habitat magazine
... doing away with the current co-op and condo tax abatement and with caps that have kept the tax bill on high-end properties artificially low.

NORTH CAROLINA

Bank of America Stadium receives largest drop in tax value in county for current revaluations
WBTV
The county assessor based the stadium's value on improvements made throughout the years, saying it has about 17 years of life left, and arguing that ...

Panthers, Mecklenburg County fight over stadium's value
WCNC.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers and Mecklenburg County tax assessors spent nearly all of Friday battling over just how much Bank of ...

WASHINGTON

Property Tax Burden Takes A Big Bump Up For Yakima Co. Residents
newstalkkit.com
Yakima County Treasurer Ilene Thompson and Assessor County Dave Cook appeared on KIT's Morning News on Friday to deliver the bad news and ...

WEST VIRGINIA

Tax commissioner seeks funding for system that will impact property taxcollections statewide
West Virginia MetroNews
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Revenue is seeking an additional $1.1 million in the new state budget to help pay for a new ...

WISCONSIN

Virus hits Oshkosh during property tax time
WHBY
The computer virus that took down the City of Oshkosh's computer system hit while many homeowners are paying the first installment of their property ...

WYOMING

Lawmakers advance bill changing payment schedule on mineral production taxes
Wyoming Tribune
CHEYENNE – With energy companies in some counties owing millions of dollars in unpaid ad valoremtaxes, Wyoming lawmakers advanced a bill ...

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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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