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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/8/2021

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NATIONAL

US Property Taxes Jump Most in Four Years With Sun Belt Catching Up
Bloomberg
Nationwide, property taxes levied by counties rose to $323 billion from $306.4 billion. State Housing Funds. In 10 states the effective property tax rate is ...

ARIZONA

Commercial property tax reduction recommended to spur growth in Arizona
Chamber Business News
“This means that office industrial, retail and other business properties are paying significantly higher property taxes than comparable residential ...

IDAHO

Twin Falls County, Amalgamated Sugar reached settlement for 2020 assessment value
Twin Falls Times-News
Last year the county assessor's office valued the company's property at roughly $62 million. That number is reduced to about $53 million through this ...

INDIANA

Duke Renewables says it plans to build $180M solar farm
Terre Haute Tribune Star
Under a tax abatement, the company would have more than $7.9 million in taxes abated in Vigo County over a 10-year period, but would pay more than ...

IOWA

April Brings a Shower of Increased Property Tax Assessments for Iowa Businesses 
JD Supra 
As further reported, the assessor has noted “this is really good news for ... As of April 1, assessors across Iowa have released their new property tax ...
 

Iowa Senate passes another tax plan, focused on property taxes
Radio Iowa
Senator Dan Dawson, a Republican from Council Bluffs, said due to rising home prices, Iowans are facing higher property taxes and this legislation will ...

Op-Ed: Iowa needs a property tax solution
Southernminn.com
Property taxpayers in Iowa are frustrated. Taxpayers often blame assessors for high property tax bills, but it is government spending that results in high ...

KANSAS

Johnson County loses 'dark store theory' appeal involving Bass Pro's property tax bill
Shawnee Mission Post
In an opinion filed Friday, April 2, the court upheld a ruling by the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals that substantially reduced the property taxes the Bass ...

MINNESOTA

Should Minnesota phase-out property taxes? A proposal by Sen. Kent Eken would do just that
Detroit Lakes Tribune
Businesses, large and small, also pay property taxes on their buildings and spaces, most at a higher rate than the homeowners. Those tax revenues are ...

MISSOURI

Booming housing market likely to lead to higher property taxes across the metro
fox4kc.com
The Clay County Assessor's office notified 85,000 of the 93,000 property owners in the county of an increase in their home's or commercial property's ...

Missouri's personal property tax back in legislative crosshairs
STLtoday.com
JEFFERSON CITY — Republicans in the Missouri House are pushing a plan to ... Recipients of personal property tax revenue include St. Louis Public ...

NEW JERSEY

Pastor running for governor lives in luxury $1.6M home — tax free
POLITICO Magazine
The buyer: City Baptist Church. Rizzo has said his family still lives in the house — property tax free. The home's Zillow listing says it was sold in 2017 for ...

TENNESSEE

Haynes Says Over 30000 Reappraisal Notices Already In The Mail; Land Values Up Almost 30% In ... 
The Chattanoogan 
Assessor of Property Marty Haynes said Wednesday that his office has already sent out about 30,000 notices about new property appraisals. This is "a ...
 
Nashville is gearing up for another fight over a property tax petition. How the legal battle is playing ...
The Tennessean
Roberts also states each of the six items are separate amendments, and includes a severability clause for the property tax rate issue and a proposed ...

TEXAS

El Paso home tax valuations going up due to hot real estate market
El Paso Times
That could bring higher property tax bills. The Appraisal District last week began sending new valuation notices to homeowners in El Paso County. Some ...

WEST VIRGINIA

Senate Finance undoes Senate Judiciary rewrite of House personal property tax amendment; 1 ...
The Dominion Post
MORGANTOWN – You may have seen one of those cartoons where someone in a carnival shooting gallery fires at the duck and pi. You have reached ...

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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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