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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/30/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 30, 2022 | 0 Comments


French property taxes set to reach record levels in 2022
The Local
Property taxes in France come in two forms – the taxe d'habitation which is paid by the householder and taxe foncière which is paid by the property owner. If you own your own home then you pay both.


1 big thing: Real-estate crackup
What's happening: Barclays analysts noted last week that the share of problem mortgages on office buildings (missed payments or other signs of trouble) is over 21% — the highest since the financial crisis.


Arizona lawmakers vote to increase school funding while limiting local property tax hikes
Santa Barbara News Press 
If enacted, it would spend an additional $215 million in the coming state budget and send about $172 million to public schools and $42 million to charter schools. The increased spending would continue in subsequent years.


Polk County lowers its property tax levy for 2022-23 after budget approval
Des Moines 
Polk County homeowners will see a 5% reduction in their property tax levy under a budget the county supervisors approved Tuesday. Starting July 1, urban Polk County residents will pay $6.77 per $1,000 in taxable valuation, while rural residents will pay $11.32. 


Skyrocketing property values in Minnesota leading to big changes in tax rates, housing markets
Across the nation, property values are skyrocketing...Agricultural property is about 22 percent, residential 20 percent, commercial, it varies with the type of property,” said Mark Krupski, Olmsted County's Director of Property Records and Licensing.


Why New York Can't Afford to Lose the 421a Tax Incentive
Commercial Observer
One of the few initiatives that has spurred this much-needed development activity over the past few decades is the 421a tax exemption program.

NY Tax Abatement Led To Atypically High Rents, Report Finds
A tax abatement program conceived to spur affordable housing construction in New York City has...


Tax the rich? A new bill in City Council would place a levy on stocks and bonds
Just in time for budget season, Philadelphia Councilmember Kendra Brooks is reintroducing her push for a tax that would disproportionately affect the city's richest residents.


Comal Appraisal District's chief appraiser on leave pending investigation
Herald Zeitung
On the eve of sending out 2022 preliminary property assessments to property owners, the Comal Appraisal District has placed its chief appraiser on paid administrative leave pending results of an internal investigation.

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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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