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

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Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

States With the Highest and Lowest Property Taxes
Family Handyman
They're a major source of revenue for these government entities, and go to pay for services that most state residents need, such as schools, public transportation, emergency services, parks and recreation, and public health services.


LOUISIANA

Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation no longer maintaining, paying taxes on remaining properties
The Lens NOLA
A subsidiary of the Make It Right Foundation owes the city of New Orleans nearly $15,000 in delinquent property taxes and fines on the 32 properties it owns in the Lower 9th Ward. And the group may owe thousands more in 2022 taxes.


MAINE

Bangor would have to refund mall owners $700K if state tax appeals succeed
Bangor Daily News
One of Bangor's largest taxpayers' appeals for lower property tax bills are among the dozens of cases that have been stalled before a state property tax review board that's heard only one case in the last two years.


MASSACHUSETTS

Lawsuit challenges statute that denies homeowners profit from foreclosed homes
CommonWealth Magazine
DEBORAH FOSS, a 66-year-old disabled retiree, used her life savings in 2015 to buy a two-family house in New Bedford. A year later, dealing with medical and financial problems and tenants who stopped paying rent, Foss fell behind on her property taxes.


NEW YORK

Rent-Stabilized Buildings' Profits Drop by Most in 17 years
The Real Day
A report by the city's Rent Guidelines Board released Thursday showed rent-stabilized buildings' net operating income fell 7.8 percent in 2020, the largest dip in 17 years.


NYC owner of downtown Syracuse building isn't paying his property taxes, despite big tax break
Syracuse 
The out-of-town owner of a downtown Syracuse building that houses high-end apartments owes more than $119,000 in taxes on the property.


TEXAS

Tornadoes in Texas: Tax exemptions possible for property damage
Statesman
Home and business owners whose properties sustained damage during the March 21 severe storms may be eligible for a property tax exemption, according to the Bastrop Central Appraisal District.


Counties allege Texas Central delinquent on property taxes in Supreme Court amicus brief
Community Impact
A group of counties in the path of the planned Houston-Dallas high-speed rail have filed an amicus brief March 30 in the Texas Supreme Court case Miles v. Texas Central, accusing the company Texas Central of not paying property taxes for 2021.


Cryptocurrency mining company on its way to Corpus Christi
Caller Times
A Dallas-based company is slated to build a large cryptocurrency mining development in Corpus Christi. The project will span over 114 acres along McKinzie Road near the intersection of State Highway 44. 


TCAD asking $7.65 million for unused properties
The Austin Bulldog
By December 2020 the entire TCAD staff had moved into its newly renovated offices at 850 E. Anderson Lane, as the Bulldog reported. Its multi-million-dollar assets—the old office building at 8314 Cross Park Drive and an adjacent lot at 2304 Forbes Drive—have sat idle for the past 15 months.


Fort Bend Central Appraisal District will Mailing 2022 Notices of Appraised Value next week
Ford Bend Independent 
The market value for residential properties increased an average of 31% from 2021 to 2022. The market value for properties with a homestead exemption increased an average of 28% from 2021 to 2022. 


WASHINGTON

Property tax increases present challenge to Washington landlords, tenants
The Center Square 
To many landlords in Washington state still feeling the effects of two years of pandemic on their industry, any increase in property taxes creates a potential PR problem. 

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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