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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/18/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | May 18, 2022 | 0 Comments


Many homeowners don't appeal high property tax bills, study finds
USA Today
About 60% of lower-priced homeowners may pay higher property taxes than their counterparts who own more expensive homes, according to a new study released Tuesday.


Three Shields Twp Deputy Assessors File Complaints against Township Assessor and Trustee –
Illinois Leaks
The series of 6 complaints include allegations that Helton improperly instructed an employee to lower the assessed valuation on Walker-Eich's home due to nearby road construction, a request for which there is no basis under the Property Tax Code, as confirmed by the County's Chief Assessment Officer.


St. Joseph County property tax assessments soar; 9 in 10 owners get increases in assessed value
If you live in St. Joseph County and are surprised by your property tax assessment notice this year, you're not alone. Ninety percent of county residents are seeing increases in assessed value — meaning their property tax rates may go up — and the red-hot housing market may be to blame.


Working-class neighborhoods hit hardest by increases in property tax valuations
El Paso Matters
But he was shocked last month when he received the El Paso Central Appraisal District's property tax valuation on the modest three-bedroom home...

USAA abandons downtown San Antonio deal
Texas Public Radio
In late 2017, the city and county offered tax abatements and loans to...and gave it a 10-year tax abatement originally valued at $2 million.

Property valuations at all-time highs in Burnet and Llano counties
“This is uncharted territory,” Burnet Central Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Stan Hemphill told “Look at the growth. Just look and see how many new subdivisions, new construction, just the volume of ownership changes.”

Multifamily appraisals have skyrocketed in North Texas, adding to factors that may slow the market
Dallas Business Journal
Multifamily appraisals are up by jaw-dropping margins across North Texas, with Tarrant County alone hitting an average of 68% in notices of increase.

Dallas expects record tax protests as hot housing market drives up appraisal values
The Property Reporter
Dallas County expects a record number of tax appraisal protests this year as the red-hot real estate market drives up the value of homes and businesses. Higher property values will be a boon for cities, the county, school and hospital taxing districts, but they're creating additional financial pressure on Dallas taxpayers.

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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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