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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/9/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

IDAHO

Rice suggests softening property tax freeze bill
Idaho Press-Tribune
Under current Idaho law, localities can increase tax collections from property taxes up to 3% each year, plus any additional increases due to the value of ...

ILLINOIS

Big tax hikes for landlords? Maybe not.
Crain's Chicago Business
If commercial property owners feel like they no longer have a friend in the Cook County assessor's office, they've still got some at the county Board of ...

Illinois ranked second highest real-estate property tax rate
WGLC
UNDATED - Illinois has the second highest real-estate property tax rate in the United States, according to the recent study. Personal-finance website ...

Tax woes for Harvest Bible Chapel properties
Chicago Daily Herald
"When we rented space ... a few years ago, we had to pay property taxes on that even though we're normally tax-exempt," said Angie Smith, assistant ...

NEW JERSEY

Homeowners frustrated by property tax assessment in Atlantic City
FOX 29 News Philadelphia
Mayor Marty Small is working through “a tough” but state-mandated property tax re-assessment, which includes the boardwalk and city hall.

NJ property taxes grow to record high, new data shows
NJBIZ
Some towns had property tax bills in 2019 nearly triple that amount. Growth on property taxes has nonetheless slowed, according to the state's ...

NEW YORK

Nassau lawmakers finally hold hearing on tax phase-in
Newsday
The Nassau County assessor said Wednesday it would be difficult to ensure accurate tax bills unless Republican lawmakers immediately approve of ...

For Manhattan Co-op and Condo Owners, Tax Increases May Depend on How Long They've Owned
Mansion Global
Currently, a home's property taxes are based on a property's assessed or "taxable" value, which is then multiplied by the current tax rate, he explained. “ ...

PENNSYLVANIA

Erie School District to get $600000 in tax case
GoErie.com
The Erie School District will receive a one-time boost of $600,000 in back property taxes after a state appeals court affirmed the district's win in a big ...

TEXAS

Travis appraisal district takes sales-data dispute to court
Austin American-Statesman
The appraisal district filed a petition Friday in state District Court in Travis County, aimed at obtaining home-sales data that the district says is crucial to ...

Report: Texas property taxes among highest in US
The Center Square
State Sen. Paul Bettencourt says he and other state legislators are aware that property taxes are too high. "In some cases, we actually peaked out as the ...

New North Texas Homeowners Hit With Unexpected Tax: 'We Would Not Be Living Here'
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
A builder can pass that cost on to buyers and you'll see it on your property taxes. At the Steeplechase development in Denton, homeowners say each ...

WASHINGTON

Washington Senator Introduces Bill to Freeze Property Taxes
KPQ
A bill introduced in the State Senate would freeze property valuations to help homeowners with their property taxes. Sen. Phil Fortunato says more and ...

WISCONSIN

Report: Wisconsin homeowners pay nation's 5th-highest property taxes
Greater Milwaukee Today
Hawaii has the lowest property taxes in the U.S., while New Jersey has the highest, the report said. The tax on a $205,000 home in Hawaii is an ...

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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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