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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/7/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 07, 2022 | 0 Comments


Government-Owned, Privately Run Golf Course May Have To Pay Taxes
Flagler Live
The First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee on Wednesday ruled that a city-owned golf course run by a private company may be required to pay property taxes.


State lawmaker proposes term limits for assessors, sheriffs
Baton Rouge Business Report
A state legislator is proposing term limits for local assessors and sheriffs, who are among the most influential local officials in their...


'Taxachusetts'? Report challenges that notion. Maybe look north?
Real Estate Boston
Massachusetts ranked 18th, but the high price of housing in the state means Bay Staters end up paying more — $4,679 annually for a home priced at the median value in the state.


Banner County officials charged in tryst at county courthouse
Stoddard and Huffman are both elected officials with Stoddard serving as the county treasurer and Huffman as the county assessor.


NJ weighs easing property tax bills for 1.8M owners, renters
The number of New Jersey residents getting property tax relief would nearly quadruple to almost 2 million people under a plan…

New Jersey Has Nation's Highest Real-Estate Property Tax: Study
New Jersey has the highest real-estate property tax in the country for 2022, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list Property Taxes by State.


New York State Not Highest in Nation When it Comes to Property Taxes
Long Island
New York ranked 9th in effective real estate tax rate at 1.72%. You might be surprised to learn that states like Nebraska and Texas rank higher on the list.


Ore. Lawmakers OK Tax Break For Community Solar Projects
Oregon would exempt community solar projects owned or leased by residential consumers from property tax under a bill passed by the state House of Representatives.


Texans to vote on property tax cuts
Both amendments deal with property tax; one would increase the homestead exemption from $15,000 to $40,000; the other would lower taxes for some...

Delinquent property tax relief available to Williamson County residents
LH Independent 
The American Rescue Plan provides money to help homeowners impacted by the pandemic avoid foreclosure of their homestead. TDHCA is implementing the program.

‘We cannot afford to lose more employees from the stress of verbal abuse' | Travis County Tax Office faces significant delays
The office workers said not enough people are applying either. Employees sent out more than 30,000 delinquent bill notices recently, which added to the volume of cases.

State says local property appraisals were accurate
Times Record News
Wichita County residents had severe sticker shock this past April when they got their property appraisals in the mail. The appraisals hit record highs.

Return to what? People flock to sports, movies and restaurants but stay away from the office
Dallas Morning News
Last week, office occupancy in Dallas-Fort Worth dipped to 44%, down from 52% in early December, which was a post-pandemic peak.

Dallas-Fort Worth home inventory still critically low as selling season approaches
Dallas Morning News
Just 4,154 homes were on the market in Dallas-Fort Worth at the end of February, down 33% from February 2021, according to newly released data from

D-FW apartment rents soared higher in February
Dallas Morning News
Dallas-area average rents soared 18.7% from a year earlier. And in the Fort Worth area, rents were 16.4% higher than in February 2021.


Report: Washington property owners pay 13th highest taxes in the nation
Big Country News
Property owners in Washington state pay some of the highest real estate taxes in the nation, according to a new survey by...

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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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