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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/14/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Property taxes remain uncollected as oil sector booms
Producer 
Alberta's rural municipalities are collectively owed about $253 million in unpaid property taxes by oil and gas companies enjoying soaring profits due to surging energy prices, says a rural leader.


CALIFORNIA

Prop. 13 offers bigger tax breaks to White neighborhoods, study finds
Mercury News
A new study finds that the property-tax capping measure offers fewer benefits to homeowners in Oakland's poorer areas...


CONNECTICUT

Redding agrees to $2.65 million tax settlement with Meadow Ridge
News Times
A court battle over the town's tax assessment of the Meadow Ridge retirement community is over after parties reached a multi-million dollar tax settlement. In a joint filing made...


CT Median Property Taxes Ranked by County, Fairfield Tops List
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We all want to be number 1, unless number 1 means you pay more money than numbers 2, 3, 4 and 5. So depending on how you see it, Fairfield County is the winner, or the loser.


FLORIDA

Court sides with tax collector
Gulf Breeze News
In a split decision by the First District Court of Appeal, the City of Gulf Breeze was not entitled to ad valorem tax exemptions for Tiger Point...


Florida's Got a Surprising New House Hunters
Mansion Global
Amid the surge in migration to Florida, Boca Raton-based real estate agent Senada Adzem noticed a surprising cohort of out-of-state buyers house hunting around her market—Texans.


ILLINOIS

Michael Madigan, Edward Burke corruption cases point to unrelenting greed, though they hardly needed more money
Chicago Sun Times
But it's the essential truth underlying the federal indictments of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Ald. Edward Burke (14th), the former Chicago City Council finance committee chairman.


INDIANA

Elimination of personal property tax would cost county millions
Kokomo Tribune
A total repeal of the business personal property tax would cost Howard County tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue and would shift more of the tax burden to homeowners and other taxing classes.


MINNESOTA

A 93-Year-Old Woman Couldn't Pay Her $2,300 Tax Bill. The Government Sold Her Home and Kept the Money.
Reason
The 93-year-old left her Minneapolis condominium in 2010 after a nearby shooting and a disturbing encounter left her uneasy. But she was unable to finance both her new apartment and the property tax on her erstwhile condo, accruing $2,300 in debt.


TEXAS

TX ranks high in property tax rates across the US, AL is lowest
Beaumont Enterprise 
The state of Texas has one of the highest property tax rates in the U.S., according to a study from WalletHub. The Lone Star State ranks 45th in the nation with a tax rate of 1.80%.


Longview Council approved new tax abatement for Aviagen company
CBS19
The Longview City Council on Thursday approved a 10-year, 50% tax abatement agreement with Aviagen North America ahead of the company building a facility in the Longview Business Park.


VIRGINIA

McMansions With Nobody in Them
Crisis Magazine 
I currently live in Northern Virginia. The local real estate market is unique because it never lacks demand. It's further affected by geography and law.

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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