THE NEW 90-DAY DEADLINE: FORCING APPRAISAL DISTRICTS AND APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARDS TO DO THEIR JOBS

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/17/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

COLORADO

What could be Colorado's biggest tax overhaul effort in a decade advances at Capitol
Denver Business Journal
“We continue to be concerned about the policy, the priority and the timing of these bills,” Brough said before both passed onto the House Appropriations ...

CONNECTICUT

Complaint: New Canaan Lumber Co. Tax Assessment 'Grossly Excessive'
New Canaanite
“The Plaintiffs are aggrieved by the decisions of the Assessor and the Board,” said the complaint, filed in state Superior Court. They are seeking a ...

GEORGIA

Marjorie Taylor Greene Allegedly Broke Georgia Law By Taking Tax Exemptions On Two Homes
Forbes
Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) may have violated property tax laws in her home state of Georgia by listing two different houses as her primary residence, ...

INDIANA

Seymour gunmaker receives tax abatement
Seymour Tribune
Tax abatements are given out to ease companies into paying property taxes on new investments. Over the next 10 years, Fostech will be increasingly ...

MONTANA

A few lessons about property taxes
Daily Inter Lake
One of the top 3 concerns, and most often the No. 1 concern of Montana property owners, is the crushing impact that onerous property taxes are ...

SOUTH CAROLINA

After 4-year fight, persistent SC county gets $99 million from energy giant Dominion
The State
... it looked like a great deal: little Fairfield County just north of Columbia would give South Carolina Electric & Gas a huge annual property tax break as ...

TEXAS

Rep. Shine: Property tax relief needed
The Killeen Daily Herald
... the county appraisal district and the respective tax rate assessed by the county, city, special district, community college and school district a property ...

Barbers Hill is handing out $900 million in tax breaks to companies. Here's why.
Houston Chronicle 
School districts stand to make millions of dollars in extra revenue from the state's Chapter 313 program. Perhaps no one knows this better than Greg Poole, the superintendent of Barbers Hill Independent School District.

The original sales pitch for the big Texas tax breaks? It sprang from a typo.
Houston Chronicle 
As proof, they pointed to Intel's decision to halt work on a $2 billion semiconductor plant near Brimer's Fort Worth-area district and to Boeing's decision to move its Washington headquarters to Chicago rather than Dallas.

Bills unanimously pass House and Senate to improve property tax rate transparency
The Center Square
(The Center Square) – Texas taxpayers will have a new tool available this summer to use during the fall property tax rate setting process after ...

Texas' Largest Corporate Welfare Program Is Leaving Companies Flush and School Districts Broke
Texas Standard
“Their pockets are a lot deeper,” says Angela Bellard, the chief appraiser for the Jefferson County Appraisal District, which includes Port Arthur.

Tomlinson: Texas property tax breaks for businesses are only the tip of a troubling iceberg
Houston Chronicle
The teacher bought her home in 1990 for $150,000, but the appraisal district says it is now worth $1.5 million. The doctor buys the house next door for ...

WISCONSIN

East and West Towne malls to get $318000 to settle property assessment lawsuit
Madison.com
The settlement, recommended by the city attorney and assessor, would reduce East Towne's value from $63.72 million to $63.2 million for 2019, and ...

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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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