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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/12/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 12, 2021 | 0 Comments


The Improbable Dream of the Chinese Property Tax
The Wall Street Journal 
The country's experiments with property taxes have been lackluster. Pilot schemes in Shanghai and Chongqing in 2011 differed greatly in their details ...


Education Property Taxes To Be Phased Out By 50 Per Cent Over Next Two Years For Farm ...
The Manitoba government unveiled its 2021 budget Wednesday afternoon. The province announced the phasing out of education property taxes by 50 ...


1 big thing: Home-buying frenzy
Bidding wars, soaring prices and fears that homeownership is moving out of reach for millions of Americans: We're in a housing frenzy, driven by a massive shortage of inventory...

Where Are Real Estate Taxes Lowest (and Highest)?
The New York Times
In the places with the highest median property taxes, the monthly tax payment on a median-price home is often more than half the mortgage payment.

Study finds CT and NY among highest property tax states in 2020
WestFair Online
Connecticut and New York were among the states with the highest property taxes in 2020, according to new statistics published by ATTOM Data ...


The governor of Arizona indicators law on property tax evaluation for visitor farms of the second class
... signed a bill on April 6th to evaluate and evaluate the real and personal property of guest farms as class 2 real estate for property tax purposes.


Rio Blanco largely prevails over gas firm tax valuation
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
That's a downward adjustment from the $32.1 million value that the Rio Blanco County Assessor's Office had put on the assets, but Utah Gas Corp.


Des Moines-area hotel property values fall 30%
Business Record
In March, the Polk County Assessor's Office released information showing a 30% decline in assessed valuation of the county's 123 hotel and motel ...

Iowa Senate Passes a $100 Million Property Tax Cut
The Iowa Torch
The Iowa Senate passed 30 to 17 Senate File 587 that moves mental health funding from local property taxes to state funding and eliminates property ...


Louisiana Legislature prepares to enter tax-heavy session
The Center Square
House Bill 203: Changes the constitution to eliminate the state income tax in favor of a state property tax. Appears to be a companion bill with House ...


Here are the 50 Massachusetts communities with the highest property tax bills
The average property tax bill for Massachusetts homeowners is $6,374 for fiscal 2021, up $197 from the previous year. In some communities, the ...

Massachusetts Wind, Solar, Energy Storage and Fuel Cell Property Tax Reform Enacted as Part of Climate Bill
JD Supra
Now, as a session law, Chapter 8 of the Acts of 2021 implements, without modification, the property tax reforms sought in the Act as it was earlier ...


Jackson County reassessment woes of 2019 drive proposed Missouri property tax change
Kansas City Star
Jackson County's assessment director, Gail McCann Beatty, said such a change would create “a huge inequity” in the property tax system by favoring ...


Curtis Sliwa calls for end to tax exemptions for NYC universities, MSG
New York Post
GOP mayoral candidate and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa says it's time to nix city property-tax breaks for Madison Square Garden, top private ...

Orange County OKs tax incentives for marijuana company to build major operation in Warwick
Times Herald
A Chicago-based marijuana business has been approved for tax benefits to build a large production facility on the grounds of a former state prison that has become a hub for cannabis-related businesses.

After Pandemic, Shrinking Need for Office Space Could Crush Landlords
The New York Times
Some big employers are giving up square footage as they juggle remote work. That could devastate building owners and cities.


Delinquent property tax owners to have names listed in one of NC's largest newspaper
Taxpayers who do not pay could have their North Carolina income tax or lottery winnings seized in order to pay off their property taxes. The Mecklenburg ...


Oregon House passes tax relief bill for properties destroyed by wildfire
House Bill 2341 changes how property taxes are calculated for victims of natural disasters. Currently, Oregon law allows for property tax proration by ...


Appraisal Review Board gets new leader, finally
The Austin Bulldog
Thomas King, a new chair for the Travis Appraisal Review Board (ARB) was appointed 6:30pm Wednesday by District Judge Lora Livingston, who ...


Legislature adopts compromise amendment to natural gas property tax bill
Parkersburg News
CHARLESTON – A compromise was reached between the West Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates on a bill creating a better property tax ...

Senate adopts resolution that could lead to personal property tax changes
West Virginia MetroNews
Voters would weigh in on the possible amendment to the state Constitution, where property taxes are defined. Senate Finance Chairman Eric Tarr, R- ...

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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