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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/29/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 29, 2022 | 0 Comments


Wording of Colorado ballot measure may have big tax consequences
Colorado Sun
A wonky battle playing out over the language in a potential 2022 ballot measure could have multibillion-dollar consequences for property owners and school- and local-district funding across Colorado.


Florida County Hits Floating "Houseboat" With Property Tax Bill
What appears to be a floating home in Miami's Biscayne Bay, isn't actually a house. At least that's how lawyers representing the millionaire that owns it argues. County officials are trying to hit the houseboat with a property tax bill, however to the county, it's not an actual boat.


Change to property taxes for self-storage businesses vetoed
Idaho Press
Legislation that sought to amend the way property taxes are calculated for self-storage businesses has been vetoed by Gov. Brad Little.


PROGRESS: Sabre galvanizing plant nearing completion
Sioux City Journal
In 2012, the city of Sioux City sold Sabre Industries 150 acres to consolidate its operations in the city's Southbridge Business Park. A decade later, Sabre will have filled up its business campus with the completion of a 100,000 square foot expansion.


Facing tremendous backlog, state tax review board hopes for a turnaround
The Maine Monitor
Plagued by member vacancies, turnover and the pandemic, the new chair of the Maine State Board of Property Tax Review and the governor's office say they are working to move forward dozens of cases before the board that have been stalled for years.


Golf course in hot water for cutting nearly 700 trees
Salem News
City officials are considering significant fines, remediation orders and even the possibility of eliminating a property tax abatement after learning that Salem Country Club removed nearly 700 trees without telling anyone in the city.


Why I'm Not Excited to Have Mark Zuckerberg as My Neighbor
Fee Stories
Facebook's parent company, Meta, just announced they are planning on setting up a new headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Lawmakers announced the move on Wednesday expressing excitement for the 1,200 temporary jobs and 100 permanent jobs.


Sticker shock from property tax assessments in Rochester area
There seems to be more sticker shock than normal this year when people open their property tax assessments for 2022. Some of that can be attributed to a red-hot housing market.


Erie's Scott Enterprises wants to bring zipline, mini golf to bayfront
Scott Enterprises wants to bring a new zipline — which would cross over East Front Street and offer riders elevated views of Presque Isle Bay — to its Harbor Place complex on the city's east bayfront.


Northwest Austin residents to see unprecedented spikes in home valuations this April
Community Impact 
Alvin Lankford, chief appraiser for the Williamson Central Appraisal District, said these increases—which could be higher than 40% in some neighborhoods—are directly tied to the housing market.

Taxpayers' asset valuations rising from 20% to 50% as supply chain disruptions meet population growth
According to the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts (TAAD), many Texans will see their homestead appraisal increase by 20 to 50 percent this year.


Utah Property Tax Exemption of Supplies
New Utah legislation declares that starting January 1st, 2023, supplies will be exempt from property tax. This also includes the transportation cost, known as freight-in. A “supply” is an item without the intent of being sold.


Youngkin signs bill to reclassify certain personal property tax rates
Governor Glenn Younkin signed House Bill 1239 into law today, which empowers localities to cut tax rates on cars and to prevent tax hikes from the rise in used vehicle values.


Property assessments in Beaver Dam see 16% increase
Recent property assessments were a hot topic of conversation at last week's Beaver Dam City Council meeting. Chris Plamann from Accurate Appraisal gave a presentation about the assessments during the informal public hearing portion of the meeting.

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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