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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/16/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL

China's plan for a tax on property takes an unexpected twist thanks to the trade war
South China Morning Post
Beijing's plan to unveil a nationwide property tax could become a casualty of the escalating US-China trade war, as efforts to push ahead with draft ...

INDIANA

Lawyer: Cost not worth effort to recoup tax exemption funds
Chicago Tribune
Assessor Jon Snyder said he was somewhat disappointed with the board's decision but respected it and ultimately was happy that an improper ...

KANSAS

The Hutchinson News 
The Reno County Commission voted Tuesday to grant a Medora-area manufacturer a partial tax abatementon a nearly $1 million expansion at its ...

MAINE

Bucksport meets top taxpayer halfway on its request for a tax break
Bangor Daily News
Under the new deal, with the property valued at $50 million, it will pay $815,000, according to the abatementnotice filed by Bucksport Tax Assessor ...
Maine House Speaker proposes bill to provide property tax relief to Maine homeowners
WABI
As legislators in Augusta discuss what to do, Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, presented a bill Wednesday aimed at providing property ...

MISSOURI

St. Louis County Assessor calls Northwest Plaza tax appeal 'appalling'
STLtoday.com
CLAYTON — The St. Louis County assessor on Wednesday called on the owners of the former Northwest Plaza to drop their “appalling” tax appeal on ...

NEBRASKA

Community votes against Chase County hospital bond measure
KFXL Fox Nebraska (press release)
The county assessor's office said the average homeowner would have paid about $90 a year more in property taxes if the measure had passed.

NEW YORK

Curran vetos elected assessor law; Nicolello calls for override
The Island Now
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran vetoed a law that would make the county assessor an elected position on Tuesday, suggesting the proposal ...

Developers withdraw Endicott office project after tax deal rejection
Press & Sun-Bulletin
A tax abatement deal for a proposed Endicott office complex was characterized as "a poster child for a bad payment-in-lieu-of taxes" arrangement ...

OHIO

Groundbreaking to take place on Harrison Power Plant in July
WTOV Steubenville
Thirty-one million dollars from the power plant's tax abatement agreement will benefit all of Harrison County while creating as many as 500 temporary ...

TENNESSEE

Shelby County may be missing out on millions of PILOT tax dollars
FOX13 Memphis
SHELBY CO., Tenn. - The Shelby County Tax Assessor said officials are potentially missing out on millions of dollars in tax revenue. Melvin Burgess ...

TEXAS

Fort Worth to get 500 new jobs from Stanley Black & Decker's new manufacturing plant
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Stanley Black & Decker was considering a site in Ohio, but Fort Worth was able to offer a 40 percent tax abatement for the $50 million project to be ...

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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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