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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/21/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 21, 2022 | 0 Comments


Coventry assessor resigns
Journal Inquirer
COVENTRY — Michael D'Amicol, the former town assessor, resigned in March just four days after being placed on administrative leave with pay for...


Disney's debt is about to be Central Florida taxpayers' problem
On Wednesday, the Florida Senate voted 23 to 16 to eliminate the Reedy Creek Improvement District, dealing a major blow to Disney and by extension, taxpayers in Central Florida.


Missouri Senate backs limits on property tax increases
Some Missouri homeowners could be spared from paying higher property taxes under a pair of proposed constitutional amendments approved Wednesday by the state Senate. One proposal would authorize laws limiting the amount by which property values could be increased when being reassessed.


Montana lawmakers vote unanimously to oppose property tax cap initiative
In a rare bipartisan, unanimous vote Tuesday, state lawmakers declared their opposition to a proposed change to the Montana Constitution that would cap residential property taxes.


NH had seventh-highest effective property tax rate in 2021, report says
Attom reported that New Hampshire's effective tax rate – calculated using the average annual property tax expressed as a percentage of the average estimated market value of residences in the state – was 1.35 percent, tied with New York state for the seventh-highest in the country.


Why El Paso renters will bear the brunt of rising property tax valuations
El Paso Matters
The valuation notices for those properties are going to their landlords,...But the new appraisals from the Central Appraisal District,...

Home values up 40% over last year
Wimberley View
The Hays Central Appraisal District released this year's numbers to over...Hays County's 2022 preliminary appraisal roll rose to $58.86 billion,...

Austin ranks #2 in major U.S. cities with fastest rising rents
CBS Austin
Austin renters are feeling the pinch. Data from real estate broker Redfin found rents in Austin are up 38 percent year-over-year making Austin number two in the U.S. for fastest rising rents.

Beto O'Rourke in Dallas: Property tax relief for Texans
It's more expensive to be a Texan than ever before. “Homes are getting a lot more expensive and we're not getting paid enough to be able to afford them or stay in them,” explained former El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor.

Property tax alert: What does ‘land value' mean for your taxes? Watchdog, Curious Texas can tell you
Dallas Morning News
Anyone wanting to challenge their property value before their county's appraisal district better move fast — the protest deadline is May 15 (May 18 in Denton County). 

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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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