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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/4/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 04, 2022 | 0 Comments


The average property price at the end of every London Underground and Overground line
My London
Nearly half of London households don't own a car (46 per cent), which means Londoners are more public transport savvy than most of the UK when it comes to choosing where in the city to settle.


Industrial plants, commercial buildings big winners as N.B. property tax bills go out
More than 400,000 property tax bills for 2022 are being mailed out across New Brunswick. While many homeowners will see increases from last year, the province's largest commercial and industrial properties will mostly be getting reductions.


The Real Reason House Prices Are Skyrocketing: What The Real Estate Industry Won't Tell You
For more than two years house prices have been increasing faster in metro Phoenix than in any other city in the S&P/CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index.


UPDATE: Property tax assessments for used cars changed, county assessors dealing with problems
At the end of the Arkansas legislative fiscal session which wrapped up recently, a bill was passed to help ease the burden on tax payers due to escalating values of used cars, but county assessors in the state are dealing with a lot of questions they can't answer.


Conn. Data Center Overvalued By $36M, Appeals Court Says
A Connecticut data center with incomplete construction was overvalued by more than $36 million by a local assessor, an appeals court said in an opinion Friday.


Higher tax bills around Tampa Bay could spur wallet pain and political heat
Tampa Bay
Local property appraisers say the recent surge in Tampa Bay real estate values could cause sticker shock when residents get their property tax notices later this summer.


Cobb's Tax Assessor's Office: Tax digest expected to rise by more than 10 percent
Cobb County
Chief Appraiser Stephen White released his annual prediction at the end of March, which showed a nearly $5 billion increase in commercial, residential, and personal property in the county.


War of words escalates between Assessor, Board of Review: ‘Kaegi is worse than Covid'
The Daily Line
The public battle between the two Cook County offices charged with measuring tax assessments reached a fever pitch on Wednesday, as Assessor Fritz Kaegi accused Board of Review Comm.


Residential Share Of Property Taxes Is On The Rise In Indiana
Ink Free
That was before the pandemic. In 2021, Indiana home prices increased 13.5 percent. Those home prices will affect tax bills in 2023. The residential share will keep rising.


Folgers investments go on tax rolls year after exemption fight, but at half value
In 2020, three local government agencies denied tax breaks for planned improvements to the Folgers coffee plants in New Orleans East. But only now has the assessor put the properties onto the tax rolls, making the company liable for $5.1 million in levies.


Md. Legislature OKs Increase To Personal Property Exemption
Maryland would increase the state's personal property exemption for a home business or individuals meeting the new exemption threshold under a bill passed by the Senate.


Mass. Court Rejects Phone Co.'s Bid To Cut Equipment Value
A Massachusetts appeals court on Friday upheld the state tax commissioner's $155 million valuation of a telephone company's personal property based on its estimated reproduction cost, rejecting the company's arguments that...


Texas oil/gas company appeals Tax Tribunal ruling regarding Ferris Township property
The Daily News

B. Osborn is appealing the Michigan Tax Tribunal's ruling that the Texas oil and gas company failed to comply with the statute of limitations regarding a Ferris Township personal property tax assessment dispute.


A Question for Minnesota Hospitals: Is Your Clinic Space Properly Classified as Tax-Exempt?
After a recent decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota hospitals should analyze whether hospital-owned clinics and other facilities may now qualify for an exemption from property tax.


Assessor Clark claims commissioner Lucey threatened him over filing
Washoe County Assessor Mike Clark claims Commissioner Bob Lucey threatened him in order to get Clark to drop out of an election. Lucey says he merely mentioned a problem on Clark's candidate filing out of professional courtesy.


Fargo's 2-year property tax break for new homes should end, consultant says
A TischlerBise representative also told city officials that business construction incentives should have shorter...


Bill to ban spot appeals would eliminate the Pennsylvania ‘newcomer tax'
Times Observer
While the state's uniformity clause prevents individual properties from being singled out, that has not stopped some school districts in appealing assessments when a house is sold.


Tenn. Home's Need For Repairs Doesn't Impact Its Value
A Tennessee home was correctly valued despite repairs needed on the property, an administrative law judge ruled, saying the homeowner's testimony was not enough to prove the home had been incorrectly...


Sticker shock: Bexar County home appraisals up nearly 28%
With sales prices up, appraisals followed. “I think most people would call it sticker shock,” said Bexar Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Mike...

Analysis: Texas property tax relief, without lower tax bills
Texas Tribune
Three years ago, Texas lawmakers were trying to honor a promise to cut property taxes and raise the state's share of the cost of public education. They did it — and they didn't.

Applied Materials may build big near Austin via Chapter 313 incentives in Hutto
Austin Business Journal
The Hutto Independent School District board of trustees on March 31 unanimously voted to accept an application for Chapter 313 tax incentives for a possible Applied Materials research and development facility in the fast-growing suburb northwest of Austin.

In 2022 everyone's going back to the office again and more Dallas news
Culture Map
In this roundup of Dallas news, the area is enjoying a brisk comeback on the worker/office front. But Dallas has a serious wood problem. Collin County is offering an opportunity to expunge your criminal record, and there's a new mural in downtown Dallas.

Appraisal district plans new, larger building in Acton
HC News
The Hood Central Appraisal District plans to build a new, larger building on five acres near Acton Elementary School that will involve a land swap with the Granbury ISD.

Feb 2022 Bee ISD News Release
Bee County Appraisal District 
The Bee County Appraisal District and Beeville Independent School District recently received disturbing news from the Property Value Study completed by the State Comptroller..

Home prices hit record highs with Austin near top of the list
Houston Chronicle
Austin posted some of the highest price gains in the country, with the average asking price rising 30 percent to $600,000. Among the top 50 metros, prices went up most in Miami, rising 37 percent...


Vermont bill would exempt tribal lands from property taxes
NC Advertiser
The Vermont Legislature is considering a bill that would exempt property owned by state-recognized Native American tribes from property taxes and recognize that Vermont lands “are the historic and current territories of the Western Abenaki people."


Property tax Increases Present Challenge to Washington State Landlords
Big Country News
Too many landlords in Washington state still feeling the effects of two years of pandemic on their industry, any increase in property taxes creates a potential PR problem. 

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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