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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/2/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | May 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Stopping ‘Legal' Tax Lien Thievery
Banker & Tradesman
Deborah Foss is a 67-year-old grandmother in New Bedford, Massachusetts, who survives on a small fixed income from Social Security. She has several medical conditions, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia, COPD and neuropathy.


COLORADO

Colo. House OKs Broader Tax Break For Child Care Facilities
Law360
Colorado would extend a property tax break to child care facilities operated for charitable purposes but owned by for-profit entities under legislation passed Friday by the state House of Representatives...


CONNECTICUT

Many New Haveners to see property tax increases after revaluation
Yale Daily News
A state-mandated revaluation in 2021 found a 32.6 percent reported increase in property values across the city of New Haven since 2016, when the last assessment was conducted. And when property values rise, significant increases in property taxes must follow.


ILLINOIS

Trump Tower faces property tax hike
The Real Deal
The move to value it at $21 million came a year after Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi cut the value on the mostly vacant space by 37 percent, effectively giving Trump a $330,000 tax break...


NEW JERSEY

Somerset County property values 'highest amount I've ever seen'
My Central Jersey
The Somerset County commissioners have introduced a $255 million budget that reduces the county property tax rate by 2.75% but, because of higher property values, the tax bill on the home assessed at the county average of $476,772 will increase by $26.


New Jersey Tax Court Affirms Property Tax Assessments of Taxpayer's Commercial Property
Bloomberg Tax
The New Jersey Tax Court April 22 affirmed the property tax valuations of a commercial property that was improved with a one-story regional mall. Taxpayer, the owner, challenged the Lopatcong Township and Pohatcong Township's assessments for 2016 through 2020. 


TEXAS

Taxpayers storm appraisal district in protest
weatherforddemocrat.com
The downside to growth and prosperity showed up Wednesday in Palo Pinto when some 60 upset taxpayers stormed the entity that sets the property values on which annual taxes are based.


Hays County 2022 property appraisals up more than 53%
Community Impact
On April 20 the Hays Central Appraisal District released preliminary property values April 18, indicating a 53.27% jump in all property value in Hays County compared to 2021, according to a report from the district.


VIRGINIA

Personal property taxes up by average of 25% in Charlottesville
NBC29
People in Charlottesville are starting to get their personal property tax bills, and some are may be in for a shock. Assessments skyrocketed this year. On average, Charlottesville Commissioner of Revenue Todd Divers says personal property is being assessed at 25% more than last year.


WASHINGTON

WA Could Lead Nation on Tax System That Tackles Inequality
Public News Service
"A state wealth tax is one way that we can start addressing this inequality and put resources back into the communities that need it the most," Brotherton contended. 


WYOMING

Dramatic property tax increases make Jackson Hole residents reconsider life plans
thesheridanpress.com
Crowds had started to form at Albertsons where Cindy Dahlin was trying to run errands last week. “I couldn't even get to my car because everybody in the lobby and the sidewalk was just talking about ‘Did you open your letter? Don't go home and get your mail. It's going to ruin your day.'”

About the Author

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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