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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/21/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 21, 2022 | 0 Comments


Property tax debate sparked during Commission meeting
Gadsden Times
Debate broke out during Tuesday's regular meeting of the Etowah County Commissioners, discussing the late fee policy for ad valorem tax payments, or property taxes.

Legislature OKs tax cut bill for Gulf Coast commercial fishing operations
Al Reporter
The Alabama Senate awarded final passage to a bill that provides historic and much-needed tax cuts and exemptions to commercial fishing businesses operating throughout Alabama's Gulf Coast region.


Maui Condo Owners Want To Tax Themselves To Save Their Homes From Rising Seas
Civil Beat
Kahana Bay residents formed a steering committee and hired an engineering firm to develop a plan. Now, with a 1,041-page proposal in hand, they are pressing Maui County to authorize their use of a financing tool so they can get the job done.


Iowa House switches business property tax credits to exemptions
The Center Square
Properties valued above $150,000 that currently receive Iowa business property tax credits or are former telecom properties may experience increased property taxes through fiscal year 2030.


Kansas bill targeting property tax breaks for wind farms fails in committee vote
Kansas Reflector
Another in a series of bills criticized as an effort to end development of wind farms in Kansas failed to make it out of committee Thursday.


Nebraska Supreme Court rejects challenge to law that lets investors take property over unpaid taxes
The Nebraska Supreme Court rejected an argument challenging the constitutionality of a state law that allows third parties to acquire properties by paying off the owner's tax debts.


NH City Assessors Improperly Took Abatements, Board Says
Three city tax assessors in New Hampshire were improperly granted abatements on properties they owned and must pay back the tax amounts reduced by the abatements, a state board ordered.


Comptroller Says 421-a Tax Break is a $1.8 Billion Waste
Habitat Mag
Critics call it a "handout" to developers. Supporters say it's the best way to provide affordable housing in this increasingly unaffordable city. Now the controversial 421-a tax break will cost the city almost $1.8 billion in tax revenues this year.


Tax system, assessments, error are reasons for higher, lower city tax bills
NC News Online
Some city residents are noticing slightly higher tax bills than last year, while some have seen small reductions. This is because of three reasons, Mayor Chris Frye explained in a news release posted to the city's website.


Texas Association of Appraisal Districts Issues Guidance
Brownwood News
Today the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts announced historic growth in Texas real estate values. According to the association, regions around the state have seen increases in values between 20-50% since last year.

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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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