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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/27/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

CANADA

clarkcountytoday.com (press release) 
The Clark County Assessor is responsible to list and value these new homes, remodels and additions as well as new commercial buildings.
 

ALASKA

Property tax increase contested as Juneau officials budget for an uncertain year
KTOO
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce called on its members last week to oppose the property tax increase. “Taxing your way to prosperity never has ...

ARKANSAS

Assessor seeks to shave property tax peak Hill says pandemic, reappraisal catch taxpayers in vise
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Sebastian County Assessor Zac Johnson doesn't like kicking people when they're down. Neither does Russell Hill, his Washington County ...

CALIFORNIA

Marin offers coronavirus relief on late property taxes
Marin Independent Journal
Marin residents who failed to pay their property taxes on April 10 will not be penalized if they can demonstrate the coronavirus outbreak was to blame.

CONNECTICUT

Greenwich residents can defer property taxes for 90 additional days due to coronavirus
Greenwich Time
Tax Collector Heather Smeriglio favored the state option of putting in place a deferrent program for property taxes, giving residents 90 days to pay ...

IDAHO

McLean looks at proposal to raise Boise property tax less than maximum for first time in years
boisedev.com
The average homeowner would pay $26.66 more in property tax at two percent. At three percent, the increase would hit $40. The estimates are on ...

INDIANA

County takes sting out of late property tax payments due in May
ECM Publishers
“Imposing the full penalty for late payment of property taxes in 2020 would simply be unjust and unreasonable,” Board Chair Felix Schmiesing said in a ...

MASSACHUSETTS

Some South Shore towns push back property tax deadlines
The Patriot Ledger
Amid pandemic, property tax due dates on the South Shore differ town by town. In Hingham, Hull, Plymouth, Halifax and Weymouth, the deadline to ...

NEW YORK

Westchester Can Remove Property Tax Late Fees
Patch.com
Andrew Cuomo to go forward with his plan to remove late fees for county residents and business for the late payment of their property taxes. Cuomo ...

Nassau Legislature votes to extend property tax deadline
Long Island Business News
The resolution, advanced by the Legislature's Republican majority, moves the deadline for paying property taxes, previously slated for May 10, to June ...

Walz v. Tax Com. of NY
LexisNexis
Plaintiff Frederick Walz, a property owner, brought suit in the New York Supreme Court, Special Term, seeking to enjoin defendant New York City Tax ...

OKLAHOMA

COVID-19 fallout should renew debate over municipal funding
Oklahoman.com
Unlike in other states, municipalities in Oklahoma may not use ad valorem taxes to fund municipal budgets. Instead, property taxes may be used only ...

PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown City Hall roundup: Property tax payment deadline extended, Lehigh Canal reopened
Morning Call
Allentown is giving residents more time to pay real estate taxes. Residents will now have until the end of August to pay property taxes and secure a 2% ...

Gov. Tom Wolf signs bill to waive late fees on property tax bills
pennlive.com
The legislation, Senate Bill 841, would allow taxing districts to waive late fees and penalties for property taxes paid by December 31, 2020. The measure ...

TEXAS

Williamson County home appraisals reflect pre-coronavirus growth
Austin American-Statesman
In normal conditions, homeowners have the option of meeting with an appraiser face-to-face at the appraisal district office during a “walk-in period” and ...
Coronavirus In Texas: Protesting Property Tax Appraisals During Outbreak Could Be More ...
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Law's release said that in light of the crisis, districts have asked for guidance from Governor Greg Abbott's office about suspending or waiving certain ...


Harris County home values rise by 6% on average; coronavirus disaster will not trigger tax relief
Every year, all property in Harris County is given an appraised value, which goes into determiningproperty tax bills later on. (Screenshot courtesy Harris County Appraisal District) Every year, all property...

VERMONT

Vt. towns, state brace for collapse in property taxes
WCAX
There's also concern about Vermonters not being able to pay their property taxes to fund municipalities and schools. Even though those taxes are ...

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
Property values have increased significantly in the city of Milwaukee, the assessor's office said Friday in announcing that the 2020 revaluation had ...

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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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