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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/10/2023

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 10, 2023 | 0 Comments


After 42 years, Irving Oil property tax exemption comes to mysterious end
CBC News
A property tax exemption that New Brunswick granted Irving Oil 42 years ago on its coastal crude-oil terminal in Saint John appears to have ended, at least temporarily, although exactly what killed it is not clear. The Department of Finance referred questions about the change to Service New Brunswick, but Service New Brunswick said it cannot comment on what happened.


Pasco residents could see tax increases as county budget talks begin
Tampa Bay
Pasco residents already struggling with rising grocery bills and other inflation could also see additional increases in their property tax bills later this year. Already, rising property values are bringing accompanying tax increases — and more money for county coffers.


Idaho Legislature introduces new property tax bill as 2023 session enters late stages
Idaho Capital Sun
A group of influential Republican Idaho legislators has combined elements of two separate property tax bills into one with hopes of addressing one of Idahoans' top priorities before state legislators attempt to adjourn the 2023 session before the end of this month.


Skyrocketing property valuations raise ire, spawn questions
Don Oliver expected his residential property's appraised value to go up in 2023. The Louisburg resident, though, didn't anticipate a double-digit increase in his property valuation. “If we had a reasonable increase, 5-6 percent – somewhere in that neighborhood – I would be happy living here as long as I can,” Oliver said. “We're over 16 percent increase. That's going to put a cap on me someday.”


State grants $6M tax abatement to Ellsworth mall
Bangor Daily News
A state board that reviews appeals in commercial property tax assessments has reduced the estimated taxable value of an Ellsworth shopping mall by $6 million. The decision comes after Union River Associates Realty Holdings, which owns Maine Coast Mall on the city's main commercial stretch, appealed its 2019 tax bill.


10 Things to Know: Procedural Practice Tips for Litigating Appeals Before the State Tax Commission Administrative Tribunal
Missouri Lawyers Media
In last month's issue, I discussed an overview of reassessment for purposes of ad valorem property taxation and the related appeal process before the State Tax Commission's administrative tribunal. Reassessment in Missouri occurs on January 1 of odd years for real property and on January 1 annually for personal property.


Boscawen considers rare step of removing a tax exemption for solar panels
Concord Monitor
Boscawen could become the first town in New Hampshire to remove a long-standing ordinance that makes rooftop solar exempt from property taxes if voters agree next week at town meeting. At least 140 towns and cities in New Hampshire choose not to include the value of home “solar energy systems” when calculating property taxes. 


Leadership shakeups at Tarrant Appraisal continue with high-ranking official's retirement
Star Telegram
Randy Armstrong, director of residential appraisals, is retiring amid shakeups in leadership at the Tarrant Appraisal District. Another Tarrant Appraisal District official is leaving...


Tax rates plummet across Clark County
Camas-Washougal Post-Record
With the significant increase in assessed values in 2022, taxpayers will see much lower tax rates on their tax bills this year with some property owners seeing a drop in the tax rate of over $2 per $1,000 of assessed value. The Assessor's Office has a map visualizing the countywide tax rates on the county website at


Mayfair the latest mall to pursue housing to stay competitive
Milwaukee Business Journal
Wauwatosa officials in partnership with Mayfair owner Brookfield Properties are becoming the latest team-up in the region to pursue new apartments to bolster the future of an enclosed mall.

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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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