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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 5/28/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

IDAHO

Property value assessments may increase as much as 36 percent
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
The Latah County Assessor's Office said in a news release that because of the rising real estate market in the county, residential property owners may ...

ILLINOIS

Kaegi's office needs more staff to keep up with assessments: audit
The Real Deal
The Cook County Assessor's office may need up to five times its current staffing levels to keep up with the dizzying process of assigning valuations to ...

Kaegi says deal reached on property tax assessment reform bill
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi has been pushing legislation this spring to obtain tax and other data from property owners including building ...

Task force to study ways to reduce property taxes in Illinois as House prepares for progressive tax ...
KPVI News 6
Pritzker's proposal includes property tax credits, but with local governments reporting more of their share of property tax revenue going into pensions, ...

INDIANA

Michigan City Paper Box Co. investing nearly $500000 in its plant
nwitimes.com
Michigan City is giving the company a tax abatement of about $29,000 as an incentive for the investment, which is expected to preserve about eight ...

MASSACHUSETTS

Prop 2 1/2 advocate Chip Faulkner dies
The Sun Chronicle
ATTLEBORO — Anti-tax crusader Francis “Chip” Faulkner has died at age ... The law, which still stands today, rolled back property taxes in the early ...

MISSOURI

Much Of Kansas City's Development Is Driven By Tax Breaks. Voters Could Scale Them Back
KCUR
These incentives can take several forms; often, the city freezes property taxes at the level before the development or redirects a percentage of property ...

NEW JERSEY

Verizon stopped paying local NJ taxes. Now, a powerful legislator wants to sock it to the company.
Philly.com
The law required Verizon and legacy phone companies to pay the business personal property tax into perpetuity if they had 51 percent of the market ...

OHIO

Cuyahoga County may have to repay 3000 property owners after a tax error
cleveland.com
Every six years, the county auditor's office conducts an in-depth property appraisal. In 2006, Musial's Westlake office was appraised at $679,500; ...

TEXAS

Gov. Abbott signs property tax appeal law that critics say favors big business
San Antonio Express-News
Reining in property tax growth for homeowners has been a major goal of Abbott's this year. But critics say this new law will especially benefit ...
 
Why some say the marquee property tax bill actually limits transparency
Austin American-Statesman
For months, state lawmakers said priority property tax legislation would bring more transparency to how properties are appraised and what voters ...
Texas Legislature Passes School Finance Bill, Property Tax Reform
CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
The House and Senate on Saturday night also passed a property tax reform package, another of Texas Republicans' top-stated policy priorities for the ...

WISCONSIN

Menards dismisses pending property tax challenge against West Bend | By Jay Shambeau
washingtoncountyinsider.com
May 24, 2019 – West Bend, WI – The City of West Bend is pleased to announce that Menards three-year property tax assessment challenge has ...

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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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