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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/8/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 08, 2022 | 0 Comments


Taxpayers feeling sticker shock over property tax bills
Property tax bills are arriving in mailboxes, and many taxpayers are feeling sticker shock. From 2017 to 2021, Marion County has seen a 35% increase of assessed value in Marion County for residential real estate.


Thomaston again rejects Walmart tax cut request
Knox Village Soup
The Board voted 3-0 to deny the request of Walmart Real Estate Business Trust for an abatement at its retail complex at 55 Thomaston Commons Way. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Board has said no to Walmart's request.


Court denies Eversource appeal for back tax payment
The councilors say that Eversource owes back taxes on personal property after a new property valuation method introduced by the city in 2012 reassessed the properties, increasing the property values and taxes owed. They say the company owes the city over $42-million dating back to 2012.


Commercial property owners, developers could be the winners if Gov. Mike DeWine signs tax bill into law
The Ohio General Assembly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine a bill that could shift the burden of school funding more toward homeowners by limiting how school districts challenge commercial property values at boards of revision.


Bill would end Pennsylvania public university property tax exemptions
The Center Square
The nonprofit status of colleges exempts them from taxes, but leaves nearby neighborhoods in the lurch for what would otherwise be revenue-generating activity and land. But that could change if a proposed bill makes it through the General Assembly.


Texas Bullet Train Challenged Over Property Taxes
Houston Press
The hits just keep on coming for Texas Central. Now a number of Texas counties contend that the company behind the planned 236-mile, Houston-to-Dallas highspeed rail line is behind on property taxes.

Chief appraiser resigns in midst of investigation
Herald Zeitung
On Tuesday, the Comal Appraisal District accepted the resignation of its chief appraiser, who was on paid leave while the agency conducted internal investigations into allegations involving compensation and benefits filed by seven current employees.

Central Texas districts fight 'invalid' property values for second year
Community Impact
Several local school districts voted to authorize the Travis Central Appraisal District chief to act as an agent to protest the Texas comptroller's property value study in February, which found each district “invalid” for the 2021 tax year due to a difference of over 5% in property valuations between the appraisal district and the state.

Sticker shock at the mailbox: homeowners receive property appraisals ahead of tax deadline
CBS Austin
Property appraisals are going out in the mail -- and lots of homeowners are opening those envelopes only to find lots of sticker shock. In Williamson County this past year, home values are way up, 48 percent on average. It is shocking, even for the county's chief appraiser, Alvin Lankford.

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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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