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

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/28/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Unpaid oil and gas property taxes continue to climb
St. Albert Today
Unpaid oil and gas taxes have been increasing despite a rebound in oil prices, says a rural municipal expert, and now rural communities want stricter penalties for companies who aren't paying their taxes.


CALIFORNIA

Tiburon homeowner wins battle over $4M assessment
Marin Independent Journal
A Tiburon homeowner has won a property tax reduction following a lawsuit that pitted the county assessor against the Marin County Assessment Appeals Board. 


CONNECTICUT

Conn. City Overvalued Mall By $59M, Judge Says
Law360
A Connecticut shopping mall complex was overassessed by about $59 million for property tax purposes, a judge ruled, because the income approach used by a city assessor was unreliable compared to the...


IDAHO

Family care homes property tax break passes Idaho Legislature
KTVB
Legislation to provide property tax relief for operators of certified family care homes for people with disabilities has passed the Legislature after two years of attempts, and is headed to the governor's desk.


ILLINOIS

Patch Report Prompts Congressman To Remedy Property Tax 'Error'
Patch.com
An attorney for Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider says he wants to correct the erroneous homestead property tax exemption that had been granted to his unbuilt Highland Park home.


MISSISSIPPI

Miss. Exempts College Foundations From Property Tax
Law360
Mississippi will grant a tax exemption for property owned by foundations attached to an institution of higher learning as well as qualified federal health centers under a bill...


NEW YORK

Rents Are Rising Rapidly in New York As Demand Climbs
Business Insider 
When Kathrin DiPaola returned to New York in February 2021, after ten years away, it was still the city she loved — but, at the same time, a lot had changed.


TENNESSEE

Appeals Court Strikes Another Blow to Anti-Tax Effort
Nashville Post
The Tennessee Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that 4 Good Government's attempt to place a referendum on the ballot “is not proper under the cited statute. 


TEXAS

The language in a May vote to lower Texas property taxes is so confusing that it's incomprehensible
The Dallas Morning News
Prop 2 will definitely cut your growing property tax bill, if its passes. It increases the amount of a residential homestead exemption in your public school taxes from $25,000 to $40,000.


McLennan County homeowners told to expect average tax appraisal increase of 30 percent
KWTX
Bobbitt and the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts want homeowners to know that there are a variety of factors in play, including a scarcity of homes for sale, that have caused property values to swell by 20% to 50% across the state.


Appraisal District explains the unprecedented rise in property values in Fort Bend
Ford Bend Independent 
“This marked the first time in FBCAD history that we've added more than 10,000 homes to the appraisal roll in a single year,” according to the market trends report published by the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District last week.

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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