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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/27/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

ARIZONA

Former Santa Cruz County Assessor Pleads Guilty To Bribery
Arizona Daily Independent 
The former Santa Cruz County Assessor Felipe Fuentes pleaded guilty last week for his role in a long-running bribery conspiracy that spanned much of his tenure as an elected official.


Arizona High Court Finds Power Plant on Tribal Land Taxable (2)
Bloomberg Tax
Arizona and Mohave County may impose property taxes on a power plant built on tribal lands, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled. The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 doesn't preempt state and local taxes on permanent improvements…


CONNECTICUT

In parts of central Connecticut, the price of a hot real estate market will be hefty property tax bills
Hartford Courant
The wild surge in housing prices comes with a downside for some Connecticut homeowners this summer: soaring tax assessments. In communities that completed revaluations last fall, owners of some properties should brace for steeply higher property tax bills.


Complaints mount against Enfield tax assessor
Journal Inquirer
Members of the Board of Assessment Appeals say they have been besieged with complaints from property owners contesting the way the tax assessor is valuing cars, personal property, and farm land this year.


GEORGIA

About 83% of Gwinnett property values changed due to market
AJC
The Gwinnett County Board of Assessors mailed about 294,000 assessment notices to property owners Friday and roughly 83% had appraised values that were adjusted in response to last year's real estate market changes.


PENNSYLVANIA

Will the Real Estate Boom Change Philadelphia's Status as a City of Homeowners?
Philly Mag
Up on North 16th Street in Ogontz, a few blocks from Broad and Olney, someone bought a newly renovated rowhouse in early March, about a month after it went on the market. The price: $310,000.


TEXAS

How to protest property tax appraisals in Texas
WFAA
If you are like many Texas homeowners, you may have started 2021 in a modest home. But as prices soared and you became more and more "house rich", it may have felt like you ended the year in a fancy estate.


VIRGINIA

Northern Virginia leaders target taxes to soften rising cost of living
The Washington Post
Northern Virginia officials are hoping to offset the impacts of inflation, a robust housing market and other economic forces that have driven up the cost of living by either lowering or freezing residential property tax rates — efforts that critics argue isn't enough to help some residents get by.

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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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