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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/24/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | May 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL

Cover Story: The Accelerated Push for a Nationwide Property Tax
Caixin Global
China's home prices grew at the fastest pace in eight months in April. China is accelerating long-discussed plans to roll out a nationwide property tax.

CANADA

Most appeals of property values go in favour of the assessment agency
moosejawtoday.com
... role, the province charges SAMA to establish and maintain all the rules and policies that assessors throughout Saskatchewan must follow. That also ...

NATIONAL

Investors snatched up $77 billion worth of homes — a record — making it even harder for regular buyers to buy one
Business Insider 
The $77 billion of acquisitions, meanwhile, marked an enormous 40% gain over the approximately $55 billion of investor home acquisitions in the second and third quarters of 2020...

COLORADO

Owner of Gaylord Rockies resort to reap $1.3 billion in tax incentives
Denver Gazette
Ryman Hospitality Properties' recent announcement it is buying the remaining interest in the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center means it ...

IDAHO

City of Boise still might end downtown urban renewal area, shift funds to city coffers
boisedev.com
After SB1108 died, the legislature later passed a different piece of legislation aimed at property tax relief – house bill 389. It includes a provision that ...

How Idaho's 'confusing' new property tax law will impact homeowners, growth, city services
Idaho Statesman
Idahoans have watched in dismay as their property taxes skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. Legislators promised that 2021 would be the year they ...

INDIANA

Indiana Tax Court Upholds Pharmacy Benefit Management Costs of Performance Approach
Inside SALT
Indiana Tax Court upholds that a pharmacy benefit management company sold services as opposed to tangible personal property for tax years 2011 ...

Abatement approved for Indiana Furniture expansion
The Herald
The Jasper Common Council approved Wednesday a nine-year tax abatement that will phase out in the final four years to help fund the project.

IOWA

Legislature Okays New Property Tax Levy For EMS
KIWARadio.com
Des Moines, Iowa — Iowa voters could establish a new local property levy to provide funding for Emergency Medical Services under a provision ...

NEBRASKA

The North Platte Bulletin 
Not only that, the Custer County Assessor failed to notify him of the increase in time for him to file a protest to the county board of equalization.

NEW JERSEY

Assembly Passes Connors, Rumpf & Gove Disabled Veteran Property Tax Relief Measure
TAPinto.net
Legislation sponsored by Connors, Rumpf & Gove to help more veterans qualify for the disabled veteran's property tax exemption was approved today ...

NEW YORK

With $900K tax break, Rensselaer gas-fired power plant will keep operating
Albany Times Union
RENSSELAER — Helped by a $900,000 reduction in its property tax bill, the operator of a gas-fired power plant here says it will continue to operate, ...

$3.5 million in tax breaks OK'd for conversion of 'zombie' Amherst hotel to apartments
Buffalo News
A rendering of the proposed new multifamily and student housing development at 1265 Sweet Home Road in Amherst, involving the redesign of a ...

OHIO

Franklin County property tax bills mailed, along with potentially outdated past-due notices
The Columbus Dispatch
Franklin County property owners have started receiving their biannual tax bills in the mail, along with past-due notices about purported delinquencies.

TEXAS

Beekeeping is the new buzz for Texas land owners
KCENTV.com
TROY, Texas — As property tax values skyrocket, one avenue that is catching on for homeowners with qualifying land is to become a beekeeper and ...

Property Values Up In Bexar County, Sales Taxes Rise As Pandemic Recovery Continues
Texas Public Radio
The chief appraiser of the Bexar Appraisal District reports property appraisal protests may reach 140,000 this year as property values rise.
 
Rising property taxes put low-income homeowners at risk of displacement
San Antonio Report
... lower than initially determined by the Bexar County Appraisal District. But for ... That's why BCAD must reassess its appraisal method and the appeal ...
 
CCAD Board of Directors vote to retain chief appraiser
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Jacksonville City Manager Greg Smith presents the city's case for the dismissal of the chief appraiser to the Cherokee County Appraisal District Board ...

What everyone else gives away for free, Texas government might soon charge you for
The Dallas Morning News
A bill that appears destined to become state law would force tax collectors/assessors across the state to offer electronic communications online – and you'd have to pay a fee for the privilege.

WASHINGTON

Single-family home assessed values up 12.6% in Spokane County's booming real estate market ...
The Spokesman-Review
How property taxes work. Assessed values and taxes aren't directly connected. “It really depends on your assessment level relative to your neighbors ...

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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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