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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/20/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL
 

Ninth Circuit Upholds Property Tax Assessments on Leased Tribal Lands
Rural County Representatives of California
Indian tribal land is generally exempt from local property taxes. However, when that land is leased to non-tribal parties, the lessee may be required to ...

COLORADO
 

Property values are up 20-30% in Weld County, but not for agricultural land
Greeley Tribune
This month, the Weld County Assessor mailed 145,000 notices of valuation to Weld property owners. The notices show the value of property as of ...

IDAHO
 

Brace yourself: Ada and Canyon tax assessments are coming, and they're shockers
Idaho Statesman
Across the county, the median assessed residential property value rose 16.4 percent in 2018, according to new data from the Ada County Assessor's ...

INDIANA
 

Seymour Tribune 
Aisin USA Manufacturing Inc. sought and received two 10-year tax abatements for $29.9 million in investments related to the purchase and installation ...
 
 
Our Opinion: St. Joseph County's method of assessing rental properties flawed and unfair
South Bend Tribune
Why is County Assessor Rosemary Mandrici's office using a method that has caused rentals near the University of Notre Dame and in other areas to ...

IOWA
 

DesMoinesRegister.com 
The Butler County Board of Supervisors plans to award a property tax abatement as its required local match for the state awards. That agreement will ...

NEW YORK
 

Smullen settles felony tax case as violation
The Daily Gazette
NISKAYUNA — The criminal case of a state lawmaker accused of felony property tax fraud has been settled. Assemblyman Robert Smullen, R-Meco, ...

PENNSYLVANIA
 

Luzerne County wrapping up search for missed properties on tax rolls
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
The Luzerne County assessor's office has reviewed 94 percent of properties flagged as possibly missing from real estate tax rolls, county ...

TEXAS
 

Despite $10 billion surplus, Speaker says money isn't available for meaningful property tax relief
MDJOnline.com
Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen says the state doesn't have enough money to provide meaningful property tax relief this year.
 
Lawsuit against HCAD for discriminating against married couples can continue, judge rules
Southeast Texas Record
HOUSTON - A lawsuit accusing the Harris County Appraisal District of implementing a discriminatory taxing scheme against married couples can ...
 
Booming appraisals anger some Odessans
Odessa American
For residential homes, Ector County Chief Appraiser Anita Campbell said their values went up on average about 16 percent, higher than previous ...
 
Victoria residents protest high increases in property value appraisals
Victoria Advocate
“Appraisals are essentially a snapshot taken of the condition of everything at that time,” Chief AppraiserJohn Haliburton said. “Everything that we do is ...

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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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