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

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/12/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

COLORADO

Facing a property-tax battle, Colorado lawmakers rush to offer their own solutions
CPR
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is considering ways to temporarily reduce property tax assessment rates across Colorado, slowing the increase of tax bills for many property owners.


ILLINOIS

With Cook County property tax bills behind schedule, fingers point
Chicago Tribune
The heads of Cook County's assessor's office and its property tax appeal agency currently don't agree on how it happened, but they agree on this: Second-installment property tax bills are going to be delayed this year again.


MAINE

Camden, Rockport record substantial increase in residential property values
PenBay Pilot
Late last fall, Camden and Rockport agreed to update assessments placed on residential and commercial real estate in their towns, citing a sharp increase in the sales price of residential homes, and the need to update valuations to remain compliant with the Maine Constitution.


RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island bills would tax private colleges' endowments, properties
Higher Ed Dive
Two bills proposed in Rhode Island would enable cities and towns to tax private colleges' endowments and properties. One piece of legislation would permit up to a 2% tax on private institutions' endowments, the proceeds of which would benefit K-12 public school districts where the colleges are located.


SOUTH CAROLINA

Room rentals cost North Litchfield couple $5,000 more in taxes
Coastal Observer
A North Litchfield couple who rented rooms in their house through Airbnb during the pandemic saw their property tax bill rise by $5,000, after Georgetown County denied their application for a residential tax assessment.

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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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