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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/14/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 14, 2022 | 0 Comments


Property taxes soar to an average 30 to 50%
Jackson Hole News and Guide
“Sick to my stomach,” Melissa Shinkle said. That's how she feels looking at this year's county property tax assessments. The upsetting numbers have been sent by the Teton County Assessor to the printer and envelopes will be in the hands of property and business owners later this week.


More Florida school districts consider tax referendums to boost their budgets
Tampa Bay
Citing the need for money beyond what the state provides, several districts across Florida are turning to voters for help. A week ago, Pasco County's School Board signaled its intention to place an item on the November ballot. 


Lawmakers passed several tax bills supported by Indiana Farm Bureau during the 2022 legislative session. Katrina Hall, senior director for policy strategy and advocacy with INFB, is discussing what farmers need to know as they go into effect.


Keim awarded ten-year, 50% property tax break
Holmes County Commissioners have awarded the Keim Lumber Company with an enterprise zone agreement that will help it move forward with a $4.5 million expansion project. The agreement gives Keim a 50% property tax break for the next ten years.


Portland's New Homes Are Too Expensive. Here Are Five Ways to Make Them Cheaper.
Right now, you can't find a new, three-bedroom house in Portland for much less than $600,000, because that's how much it costs to finance, build and sell a three-bedroom house. As long as that's true, the price of a quaint, drafty midcentury bungalow won't be much lower.


Clarion County Plans First Property Reassessment Since 1975
Explore Clarion
Clarion County Commissioners Ted Tharan, Wayne Brosius, and Ed Heasley on Tuesday morning approved a $1.7 million contract with Vision Government Solutions for the reassessment of Clarion County, pending review by the county solicitor.


Myrtle Beach Mall faces foreclosure, didn't pay property tax, records show
In a foreclosure lawsuit filed March 8, Westridge Lending said the Myrtle Beach Mall breached provisions in the loan documents and also accuses the property of failing to pay property tax to the county and failing to maintain insurance, according to the documents.


Change to homestead exemption law causing confusion for some property owners
A change to the state's homestead exemption law on Jan. 1, 2022, continues to cause confusion for some property owners in Travis County. The KVUE Defenders first alerted you to the issue in January.

El Paso Court of Appeals Oks Tax Ferret Contract Between ISD and Attorney
In a decision with potentially important implications for taxpayers, the El Paso Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court order dismissing a school district's appeal of an ARB denial of the district's challenge of the valuation of certain mineral interests.

Texas is a low-tax state? That's a tall tale
Express News
Satisfying the various taxing authorities in Texas is done at different times. The biggest annual bill for many households is a wealth tax on real estate, owed to the county you live in.

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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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