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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/13/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 13, 2022 | 0 Comments


Nonprofit Hospitals Saw High Tax Breaks, Low Charity Care Spending
Rev Cycle Intelligence 
Most nonprofit hospital systems spent less on charity care and community investments than they received in tax breaks, with total fair share deficits amounting to $18.4 billion in fiscal year 2019, according to a report from the Lown Institute.

Record High Office Lease Expirations Pose New Threat to Landlords and Banks
Wall Street Journal
A record amount of U.S. office space is hitting the market this year due to a jump in lease expirations, putting property owners in a bind and threatening to leave banks and other lenders stuck with more troubled loans.


Bills seek to solve problems with property tax protests
A package of bills being considered this legislative session aims to address the instability school districts, various county resources and the state's energy industry face owing to property valuation disputes between county assessors and energy companies.


Kaegi releases commercial property assessment data
Beverly Review
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi recently announced the public release of data used to calculate the assessment of every individual commercial property in the city of Chicago for tax year 2021–the first time the office has made this information available online.


Ind. Tax Court Revives Store's Assessment Appeal
The Indiana tax board erred in denying a tax assessment appeal brought by a convenience store because the protest concerned an alleged error, the state tax court said.


Louisiana senate committee passes bill to make industrial tax break tweaks permanent
The Center Square
Legislation to make permanent tweaks to Louisiana's Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) that Gov. John Bel Edwards implemented through executive order in 2016 has cleared the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee.


Assessor explains process to City Council in light of another year of increased property values
The Batavian
City Assessor Rhonda Saulsbury says she feels the pain of the many City of Batavia property owners who have been hit with higher assessments for several years in a row.

Rising home prices mean your tax assessment is going up. Or not. Get ready for CNY's wild property tax season
Homeowners in much of Onondaga County are getting a shock this spring. Their property tax assessments are shooting up $20,000, or $30,000, or $50,000. Or more.


Central Texans receive new property appraisals and many are not happy
The notices are on par with what local County Appraisal District Chief Appraisers shared with KWTX in recent weeks, up an average of 30 percent over the past year.

Home values going up in Nueces County means higher taxes
Art Wallace has lived in his home on the Island for two years and said he's estimating his home property value to go up thousands of dollars.

D-FW apartment vacancies near record low as rents spike
Dallas Morning News
North Texas apartment hunters found higher prices and fewer choices in the early months of 2022. Dallas-Fort Worth apartment vacancy rates fell to less than 3% in the first quarter. And demand for local rental units outpaced new apartment completions.

Property tax valuations skyrocket in El Paso for 2nd straight year
El Paso Matters
El Paso homeowners are receiving notifications this week of their new property tax valuations, with many seeing increases in the tens of thousands of dollars for the second consecutive year.

Two property tax-related constitutional amendments will be on the May 7 ballot in Texas
San Antonio saw a 18% jump in property values over the last year, according to the Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center. But when appraisals go up so do the tax bills, and Texans already pay some of the highest taxes in the country.


Virginia governor signs solar property tax exemption into law
Solar Power World
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed a bill into law today that creates a property tax exemption for residential and mixed-use solar energy systems up to 25 kilowatts. SB 686 expands energy freedom for consumers and creates an additional incentive to do business in the Commonwealth.

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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