THE NEW 90-DAY DEADLINE: FORCING APPRAISAL DISTRICTS AND APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARDS TO DO THEIR JOBS

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 2/7/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL

Comparing Europe's Tax Systems: Property Taxes
Tax Foundation 
The ITCI's property tax component measures and compares the base and amount of real property taxes and whether a country levies further types of property taxes, such as wealth taxes, estate and inheritance taxes, property transfer taxes, corporate asset taxes, capital duties, and financial transaction taxes.


CALIFORNIA

See how low property taxes in California are
Fox5
Ask any homeowner about expenses and they'll tell you: If you're a first-time buyer, you need to carefully calculate the total cost of owning a home before taking the plunge into homeownership.


COLORADO

House committee approves bill exempting nonprofit child care centers from property tax
Colorado Politics 
House Bill 1006 aims to modify current law that allows property owned and operated by nonprofit child care centers to be exempt from property taxes.


FLORIDA

‘It's Becoming Unaffordable': Broward Property Taxes Skyrocketing
Miami CBS Local
The cost of a house in Broward County has been accelerating, and that means some new homeowners are getting sticker shock when they get their property tax bills.


GEORGIA

Legislation would allow property tax relief for disaster-damaged properties
Newnan Times-Herald
House Bill 978, as it is currently written, would call for appraisals of property in a disaster area to see if the current appraised value still reflects the value of the properties after the disaster.


MONTANA

Backers of property tax initiative work to get signatures
NBC Montana
More than 60,000 signatures are needed before June 17 if backers hope to get Constitutional initiative 121 on the fall ballot. The initiative focuses on capping the rate of growth on residential property tax.


Montana property-tax initiative creates many unanswered questions, fiscal analysts say
Helen Air
A proposed constitutional amendment aiming to pump the brakes on growing residential property taxes got an icy reception from legislators last week, who on Friday opted to postpone a vote on the complex proposal as a related court battle plays out.


NEW JERSEY

Here are the 30 N.J. towns with the highest property tax bills
NJ.com
The average property tax bill in New Jersey was $9,284 in 2021, a $172 increase over the previous year and among the highest in the nation.


Two proposals to relieve property tax burden moving through N.J. Legislature
Whyy
Some New Jersey lawmakers are putting forward two proposals to address the state's high property taxes, after many of them promised to make affordability their top priority in the new legislative session.


NEW YORK

Tax assessments rise 9%, signaling higher bills for landlords
The Real Deal
Tentative property tax assessments for New York City are up, reflecting the city's recovery. For landlords, however, the gains signal a tax hike.


NYC homeowners slam tax bill: ‘Living here is getting difficult'
NY Post
New York City's byzantine property tax system has left homeowners with increasingly burdensome obligations that have pushed them deeper into debt — and may eventually give some no choice but to leave.


PENNSYLVANIA

PA Supreme Court Still Interested in School District Selection Process for Real Estate Tax Appeals
JDSupra
On February 1, 2022, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted a Petition for Allowance of Appeal in GM Berkshire Hills LLC and GM Oberlin Berkshire Hills LLC v. Berks County Board of Assessment and Wilson School District, 16 MAP 2022.


TEXAS

Home appraisal protests expected as Waco, county see jump in sales prices
Waco Tribune-Herald
A report from the Waco Association of Realtors prompts Joe Don Bobbitt to predict disgruntled taxpayers will swarm his office in a few months.

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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