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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 3/9/2023

Posted by John Brusniak | Mar 09, 2023 | 0 Comments


Bipartisan farmland conservation bill passes Georgia Senate on Crossover Day
Georgia Public Broadcasting
A bipartisan bill to create a conservation fund for agricultural land in Georgia will move on to the House after an overwhelming majority vote in the Georgia Senate on Crossover Day. Senate Bill 220 is sponsored by 38 senators from both sides of the aisle.


More than $1 million in property taxes owed on Midland Mall up for auction this month
More than $1 million in delinquent property taxes are owed on the Midland Mall, which is to be offered for sale in an online auction later this month. Great Neck, New York-based Kohan Retail Investment Group owns the mall, and Midland Mall Realty Holdings LLC is listed as the owner on the tax roll for the property at 6800 Eastman Ave.


Delivery of property revaluations prompts flood of calls to Rowan County Tax Assessor
In the last two days there have been more than 500 calls placed to the Rowan County Tax Assessor's Office. This comes after residents began receiving their notices of property revaluations. In most cases the assessed value increased, and in some cases the value increased significantly. Many callers wanted to know about the process used to appeal the new value, others simply had questions.


Austin resident reacts to property tax cut proposals
Spectrum Daily News
The Texas House wants to control how much appraisals go up while cutting tax rates too. A part of their plan would mean a home's taxable value could only increase 5% rather than the 10% today. The cap would also apply to properties like grocery stores, apartment complexes and rental homes.

Herschel Walker isn't living in Texas, removes tax break on home
Former NFL running back and U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker informed Texas tax officials that he not living in the state and will no longer claim a tax exemption on his multi-million dollar home outside of Dallas. Walker requested the homestead exemption for his Westlake, Texas, home be removed for the 2021 and 2022 tax years.

Allen ISD is one among other Collin County districts who are currently protesting the comptroller's 2022 property value study
Allen American
As Allen ISD gears up for another budget season, it recently passed a resolution protesting against the comptroller's 2022 property value study for Allen ISD. Government Code Section 403.302 requires the state comptroller's office to conduct a school district ratio study to determine the total taxable value of all property in each school district at least once every two years, and 2022 was one of the required years.

Pearland ISD approves protest of property value study
Community Impact
A Pearland ISD property value study was found to fall outside the margin of error, causing the district to protest the study's results to protect itself from losing some state funding. The board unanimously agreed March 7 to designate the Brazoria County Appraisal District's chief appraiser as its agent in filing a protest against the state comptroller's 2022 property value study.


Utah County Assessor Poulson resigns after 20 years in office
Daily Herald
Utah County Assessor Kris Poulson has officially notified the Utah County Commission that he would be resigning from his elected post. As the assessor, Poulson has been responsible for classifying, associating ownership and establishing taxable value for properties within the county.


Bill to end property tax payment late fees
Senate Bill 5714 would eliminate late fees that are incorrectly applied to property tax payments that are made automatically with no postmark date. Under the bill any payment received within three days of the due date would not be considered late.

Constantine: King County's 1% property tax cap may cut 'essential' services
County Executive Dow Constantine says he'll be forced to cut "essential services" unless he's allowed to break the cap on how much more he can tax King County properties. Constantine held his 2023 state of the county address in which he warned of potential cuts to services.

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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