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

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/3/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Mall Values Plunge 60% After Reappraisals Triggered by Bad Debt
Bloomberg
U.S. mall values plunged an average 60% after appraisals in 2020, a sign of more pain to come for retail properties even as the economy emerges from pandemic-enforced lockdowns.

FLORIDA

'It is unjust' | Church fights property appraiser over tax exempted status
FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX
"I don't see any legitimacy for their efforts to tax us," Thorpe said. Even thought it is still church property and was exempted from paying property taxes, ...

ILLINOIS

Kaegi slams foes, vows to revamp Chicago property assessments
Crain's Chicago Business
It's full speed ahead in the city despite opponents who benefit from "structural racism," says the Cook County assessor.

IOWA

Waterloo City Council approves max 8% property tax increase from last fiscal year
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
The added collections were approved as the max levy, or the highest amount the city could approve for property tax collections to the general fund. City ...

NEBRASKA

Omaha businesses hit with high property tax tab
WOWT
Douglas County Assessor and Register of Deeds, Diane Battiato say there's more to determining the value of commercial and industrial property than ...

NORTH CAROLINA

Major increase in property values coming for Haywood
Smoky Mountain News
“Currently, what we're seeing is a 25 to 30 percent increase,” said Judy Hickman, Haywood County's tax assessor. Hickman's statement, delivered to ...

TEXAS

KSST 
“I have to do refunds all the time for things from the Appraisal District, but I don't ever have customers that pay other people's accounts that come back ...

WISCONSIN

League of Wisconsin Municipalities: Supreme court refuses 'dark store' case
UpperMichigansSource.com
... explicit directive that the assessor “should avoid using sales of improved properties that are vacant ('dark') or distressed as comparable sales unless ...

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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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