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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/5/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

How Lower-Income Americans Get Cheated on Property Taxes
The New York Times
But across most of the United States, flat-rate property taxation is a sham. Local governments are failing at the basic task of accurately assessing ...

ARKANSAS

The unconstitutional billboard tax break is back 
Arkansas Times 
County Assessor Janet Troutman Ward didn't support enforcing the law, ... application, county assessors statewide are applying it for the time being.

CALIFORNIA

Suit Challenging Water District's Ad Valorem Property Tax Was Time-Barred Under the Validation ... 
California Land Use & Development Law Report 
A challenge to a water district's increase in its ad valorem property tax was untimely under the 60-day statute of limitations in the validation statutes.

California expands property tax benefits for seniors, wildfire victims
KION
(KION) State officials announced that seniors, severely disabled residents and victims of wildfires or other natural disasters have expanded property tax ...

Almost 25% Of LA Office Space Was Available For Lease In Q1 2021
Bisnow
“Concessions such as parking abatement and contraction rights have become prevalent again and are not expected to go away anytime soon,” ...

CONNECTICUT

Looney's proposed 'mansion tax' would hit many Glastonbury homes; properties in Ellington, South ...
Journal Inquirer
According to South Windsor Assessor Mary Huda, nearly 7% of her town's 9,700 residential properties would be affected, and Hebron would see about 6 ...

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DC Failed to Collect Possibly Millions in Taxes on Vacant, Blighted Homes Because of Computer ... 
NBC4 Washington 
The increased tax rates are meant to compel the homeowner to fix up the property. Inspectors classified the house as vacant in 2019, in 2020 and again ...

Reminder: Small Businesses May Qualify for A Small Retailer Property Tax Relief Credit | MyTax ...
MyTax.DC.gov - WordPress.com
The Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) recognizes the many hardships that businesses are currently facing and would like to remind business owners ...

ILLINOIS

Unpaid Property Tax Bills Further Burden Struggling Hotels, Malls 
Bisnow 
Hilton Chicago at 720 South Michigan Ave. The collection of 2019 commercial property taxes has lagged due to many landlords struggling to stay afloat ...

IOWA

Here's why Polk County homeowners saw their assessments rise so much
KCCI Des Moines
KCCI asked Polk County Assessor Randy Ripperger why so many homeowners are seeing high reassessments. He said it largely boils down to a ...

Local home assessment values go up, property taxes increase 
KGAN TV 
Linn County Assessor Jerry Witt says, "When COVID hit I thought that the market would drop. I didn't expect this." Cedar Rapids Assessor Julie Carson ...

MAINE

Maine State Property Tax Appeals Board Upholds Assessment | Jensen Baird
jensenbaird.com
By a vote of 3 to 1, a panel of the State Board of Property Tax Review upheld the $42,000,000 assessment of Louisiana Pacific's laminated Strand ...

MISSOURI

Some St. Louis County taxpayers say they're getting socked with late fees because of mail delays
STLtoday.com
CLAYTON — Some St. Louis County residents who have been charged hundreds of dollars in penalties for late property tax payments are blaming ...

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Is 2021's State with the 7th Highest Tax Burden: Study 
TAPinto.net 
Property taxes. "New Jersey has the third highest property tax. Plus, the state's individual income tax burden is above average, at almost 2.5%," said ...

NEW YORK

NY Senate property tax exemption bill for active-duty military personnel
Massapequa Post
Senator John E. Brooks and the New York State Senate passed Senate Bill S1378A, which will authorize municipalities to offer a real property tax ...

NORTH CAROLINA

New Hanover's property values increased 30% in the last four years. Here's what that means.
StarNewsOnline.com
The county's new tax base before appeals is $43.3 billion, compared to $30.5 billion in January 2017. That jump doesn't mean the assessed value of ...

TENNESSEE

Davidson Assessor: Metro Council given 'bogus' info that would allow executive to avoid property tax 
WSMV Nashville 
Davidson County Property Assessor Vivian Wilhoite told News4 Investigates that the resolution incorrectly stated that Hunter's home did not have access ...

TEXAS

Amarillo City Council Hands Tax Incentives to Dairy Company | Texas Scorecard 
Texas Scorecard 
One company would receive a 100 percent tax abatement and a $5 million incentive package under a deal approved by the city council this week.

Tax breaks for developers under scrutiny in San Antonio, Texas capitol
San Antonio Current
Most, if not all, developers who partner with PFCs say the property tax exemption is necessary in order to make the projects work financially. They also ...

WEST VIRGINIA

With House passage, inventory tax repeal closer than ever to fruition 
Charleston Gazette-Mail 
Long at the top of the tax cut wish list for manufacturers and corporations, prospects for eliminating state property taxes on business inventory, ...

WYOMING

Teton County landowners, dude ranchers face hefty property tax hikes 
Jackson Hole News&Guide 
A slew of letters from Teton County Assessor Melissa Shinkle landed in post office boxes in December alerting dude ranchers and large landowners ...

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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