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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/2/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 02, 2020 | 0 Comments


Talladega commissions OKs tax abatement for Alabama Specialty Products (with photos)
Anniston Star
TALLADEGA COUNTY -- The Talladega County Commission voted unanimously Monday night to approve a tax abatement for an expansion at ...


Idaho House passes property tax freezes bill
"Legislators have to explain to their constituents that the freeze applies to local government property taxbudgets only and that it does not mean that ...


The Best and Worst Illinois Counties for Property Tax Rates
Property tax rates vary wildly from state to state. And in Illinois, which has the second highest property taxrates in the country, they also vary quite.

Law firm's tax abatement request gets cool reception by county council
Chicago Tribune
A law firm's request for a tax abatement for a new building near Porter Regional Hospital received a lukewarm reception and lots of questions from the ...

Cook County official fires aide he gave sweet deal on Oak Lawn home following Sun-Times ...
Chicago Sun-Times
Sun-Times reporters asked the Cook County assessor's office about Cornog taking two more homestead exemptions than the law allows.


Change to business personal property tax not likely this year
Indianapolis Business Journal
The change meant that starting in 2021, property acquired for less than $40,000 would not be subject to the personal property tax. The exemptions are ...

Tax abatement a tough sell for attorney's construction proposal
VALPARAISO — The Porter County Council offered little encouragement for a tax abatement for personal injury attorney Kenneth J. Allen, who hopes ...


Missouri Has One of the Highest Vehicle Property Tax Rates
KIX 105.7
That new car you want to buy, it's going to cost you at the end of the year when your county assessor sends you the bill for property tax on your vehicle.


Court dismisses lawsuit challenging city's property tax system
A state Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to upend the city's convoluted property tax system, writing that its myriad ...

COR files grievance on assessment for Mercy site
... Stone and Arsenal streets and South Massey and Sherman streets — making City Assessor Brian S. Phelps wonder if the two issues were related.


$36M West Chester plant expansion to add 120 jobs
To assist SugarCreek in its efforts, West Chester Township trustees have agreed to a five-year, 50 percent tax abatement, but only on office addition ...


Pennsylvania's Property Tax Described As Essential for Public Schools But 'Devastating' To Seniors
Morrisons Cove Herald (press release)
A proposal at the state level to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania is being met with a chorus of different viewpoints. Legislators ...


Report: Tennessee property taxes 15th-lowest in US
The Newport Plain Talk
Tennessee has the 15th-lowest property taxes in the U.S., according to the report – 2020's Property Taxesby State. The annual tax on a $205,000 ...

Should Costco deal have required 100% of school property taxes in Rutherford County?
The Daily News Journal
Although education officials want more money for schools, Rutherford County Industrial Development Board members say tax breaks are necessary to ...


The property tax toll for Texans is one of the worst in America
CultureMap Houston
Each year, the average American household spends $2,375 on real estate property taxes. Guess what, Texas: we're definitely not average.

Harrison County approves abatements for Eastman, Air Liquide expansions 
Marshall News Messenger 
Following three public hearings, the Harrison County Commissioners Court, on Friday, unanimously approved tax abatement applications from ...

Proposed $210M wind farm in La Joya ISD gains steam 
Brownsville Herald 
The abatement is intended to attract industry to the state and create jobs. The wind farm which La Joya Windpower and Terra-Gen Development ...


Study: Wisconsin has 5th highest property taxes in America
WQOW TV News 18
Wisconsin (WQOW) - A new study finds that Wisconsin homeowners pay some of the highest property taxes in the country. The report by personal ...

Large Property Owners to Sue City of Madison for $1.4M
Original Assessment – $63,944,000; Board of Assessors adjusted to – $63,720,000; Board of Review agreed with the adjusted assessment; They ...


Land Purchase Raises Tax Concerns For Counties
Wyoming Public Media
Dave Divis, the Sweetwater County assessor, said that's because state-owned lands are usually tax exempt. "If the classification on that land changed ...

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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