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

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/18/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Here's how much Americans pay in property taxes in every U.S. state
CBS News
Another rising cost that homeowners are grappling with? Property taxes. In some counties around the country, average property tax payments hit record...


US home prices are rising so fast, property taxes can't keep up
CNN
"In fact, the real surprise is that the tax increases weren't higher, which suggests that tax assessments are lagging behind rising property values,...


CALIFORNIA

Prop. 13 Offers Bigger Tax Breaks to Wealthy Homeowners
Good Times
Homeowners in wealthy, white neighborhoods in Oakland received thousands of dollars more in property tax breaks than their counterparts in neighborhoods with large Black, Asian and Latino populations...


Column: How real estate bidding wars fuel inequity
Los Angeles Times
In the insane Southern California housing market — in which legions of people are priced out of home ownership while people with boatloads of hard cash are battling it out in epic bidding wars — we're all familiar with houses selling above the listing price.


CONNECTICUT

House approves bill on nonprofit charitable property tax exemptions
WLAD
A bill has been approved by the Connecticut House that would ensures nonprofit charitable property tax exemptions are protected. The bill moves to the Senate for debate and consideration.


INDIANA

Tax Court affirms Indiana Board order to reclassify Porter County couple's land as agricultural
The Indiana Lawyer
That changed in 2012 when the Porter County Assessor reclassified and assessed the Gertzes' 10.094-acre tract as residential acreage, not agricultural acreage. The value of the land increased from $43,000 to $121,900.


Ind. Tax Court Denies Retroactive Land Reclassification
Law360
The couple had asked the board to extend that classification back to 2012, when the local county assessor's office had changed it from...


Ind. Tax Board Reverses Assessment Due To Lack Of Evidence
Law360
A proposed assessment of two commercial properties in Indiana was reversed as the county assessor was unable to provide evidence the properties increased in value, the state tax board said in...


KANSAS

Homeowner property tax relief highlights $310 million tax cut law signed by Kansas governor
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday signed a multimillion dollar bipartisan tax cut bill, highlighted by a substantial property tax cut for homeowners.


MINNESOTA

Property valuations skyrocketing
The Ely Echo
Call it sticker shock. Area property owners who have received their annual Estimated Market Value notification were likely in for a big surprise. The real estate market has skyrocketed causing sales prices to greatly exceed the value the county had on the property.


Rocketing property values rattle Crow Wing County residents
Brainerd Dispatch
If the county's phone lines are any indication, a significant number of Crow Wing County property owners experienced sticker shock when their valuation notices arrived by mail late last month.


NEW YORK

Great Lakes Cheese to break ground for Franklinville plant April 28
Olean Times Herald
The 200-acre cornfield Great Lakes Cheese purchased last year from Jason Schwab of Freedom is already being transformed into a construction site as bulldozers remove topsoil and level the area for the 846,000-square-foot plant.


NORTH CAROLINA

2022 Property Tax Guide
Bell Davis Pitt
Avoid overpaying property taxes for your NC commercial property. Download our 2022 Guide to North Carolina Commercial Property Tax Revaluation.


OKLAHOMA

How property tax protests are hurting Oklahoma schools
NPR 
But ad valorem taxes are particularly important in school districts. For example, the money that was paid in property taxes by local wind farms has...


OREGON

Ore. Art Facility Is Commercial Property, Judge Says
Law360
An Oregon property designed as a space for artists was correctly classified as commercial, a judge found, because it was not primarily used as a dwelling. The Oregon Tax Court Magistrate...


TENNESSEE

Tenn. ALJ Backs County's Property Sales Comparison
Law360
Two Tennessee lakeside properties were correctly valued by local authorities, an administrative law judge ruled, rejecting the owner's plea that assessments of nearby properties showed his properties were overvalued.


TEXAS

Comal chief appraiser resigns amid flurry of staff compensation complaints
KSAT
The head of the Comal Appraisal District resigned last week amid a long list of complaints from staff that he refused to adjust their pay and kept some employees below the minimum yearly salaries for their positions.


Commissioners approved Plug Power tax abatement
Olney Enterprise
Young County Commissioners voted March 28 to grant a 70 percent tax abatement for 10 years to a liquid hydrogen plant west of Graham that some landowners said would create too much traffic and trash.


Travis Co. Appraisal District says their market values have been 'too low.' What does that mean for your notice?
KXAN
The Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD) said appraisal notices for the year are on their way to homeowners. Spoiler alert: Values are up.


Austin home values soar by 53%, Travis County appraisal district says
Austin American-Statesman
The median market value has risen 78% since 2020. The drastic increase in appraised market values is in part because the county's appraisal district...


County commissioners approve two tax abatements in Commerce
Herald Banner
The Hunt County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to approve tax abatement agreements with two proposed manufacturing plants in Commerce.


VIRIGINIA

Governor Youngkin Signs Energy Generation Property Tax Exemption Into Law, Strengthening Energy Freedom in Virginia
Clean Technica
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed a bill into law today which creates a property tax exemption for residential and mixed-use solar energy systems up to 25 kilowatts in size. This new law expands energy freedom for consumers and creates an additional incentive to do business in the Commonwealth.


WEST VIRGINIA

Lincoln County Assessor arrested for battery
WVOW
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, Lincoln County Assessor Jereme Browning was taken into custody Thursday afternoon in connection with an incident that occurred at his residence in Harts.

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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