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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/13/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | May 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL

China revives efforts to roll out property tax to rein in runaway home prices, after two-year silence
South China Morning Post
A high-level meeting signals the much-anticipated residential property levy is back on Beijing's agenda, according to industry experts; It comes after ...

IDAHO

Idaho governor signs property tax relief legislation
El Paso Inc.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a property tax relief bill Wednesday that opponents describe as deeply flawed but supporters say is ...

INDIANA

Terre Haute Tribune Star 
Duke Energy Renewables Solar LLC received approval Tuesday of a revised tax abatement — covering seven years instead of 10 years — from the ...
 
County grants solar project abatement
pdclarion.com 
The action came at the conclusion of a public hearing Tuesday morning regarding proposed tax abatement incentives for Tenaska Corporation's ...

NEW YORK

Fort Edward town assessor abruptly quits over Irving Tissue assessment flap 
Glens Falls Post-Star 
FORT EDWARD — Vicki Hayner abruptly resigned as Fort Edward town assessor on Friday after Town Board and community members sharply ...

Can New York's Next Mayor Fix the City's Broken Property Tax System?
Bloomberg
New York doesn't assess property taxes based on a home's full market value, like most states do. The city deviated from this straightforward path in the ...

TENNESSEE

Wilson County sees property values increase 36% since 2016
WSMV Nashville
Wilson County Property Assessor Stephen Goodall said the reappraisal process is “revenue neutral.” “The reappraisal is revenue neutral, which ...

TEXAS

A controversial tax program promised high-paying jobs. Instead, its costs spiraled out of control
Houston Chronicle
Chapter 313 now costs more than $1.1 million in tax breaks per new job...By any metric, costs are rising — and there's no telling how high they'll go. The program has no limits.

Huge corporations are saving $10 billion on Texas taxes, and you're paying for it
Houston Chronicle 
Texas has helped businesses cut more than $10 billion from their property taxes and there are no limits on the program's exponential growth.
 
Property values up more than 20% 
Fredericksburg Standard 
“The GCAD is required to appraise properties at their market value as of Jan. 1 of each year,” Fair said. Fair said under Texas law, appraisal districts are ...


Official: Williamson County's taxable property value sees largest increase in decades
Austin American-Statesman
... jumped from $75.45 billion in 2020 to $90.05 billion in 2021, said Alvin Lankford, the chief appraiser for the Williamson Central Appraisal District.

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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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