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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 6/1/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Jun 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

ARKANSAS

Judge strikes down Bart Hester's billboard tax cut legislation
Arkansas Times (blog)
The suit was filed against County Assessor Janet Troutman Ward, who agreed the legislation hadn't received sufficient votes and that it would have ...

CALIFORNIA

California to vote tax hike for commercial properties worth up to $12B
KTLA
California voters in November will decide whether to increase property taxes on commercial and industrial land to raise up to an estimated $12 billion ...

GEORGIA

Cobb assessments may be appealed by email
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Appeals to the Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors will be accepted at [email protected], according to a county statement.

MASSACHUSETTS

Medford officials approve provision to exempt up to $10K of cash value of personal property
Wicked Local Medford
Chief Assessor Ellen Brideau explained some bills are $10 and under on equipment used in small businesses, like barber chairs or silverware, with ...

NEW JERSEY

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Temporarily Extending Deadlines for Property Tax Appeals ...
NJ.gov
Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A4157), which temporarily extends the deadline to file a property tax appeal to July 1, 2020, and the ...

NJ Ranks No. 3 in Reliance on Property Taxes
NJBIA
A new Tax Foundation study finds New Jersey ranks third in the nation in states that rely on their property taxes for their overall tax collections.

NEW YORK

Property Tax Payment Period Extended Until June 21
Brookhaven, NY
The Governor extended the time period for paying property taxes until June 21. According to Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy, any payments ...

De Blasio Delay Plus Pandemic Means Property Tax Reform Appears Off the Table This Year
Gotham Gazette
Mayor de Blasio's slow-play on property tax reform has now been compounded (photo: Edwin J. Torres/ Mayor's Offie) ...

New York City Property Taxes Rise as Coronavirus Pushes Values Down
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Property taxes are of central importance to New York City's budget. It is the biggest and most important source of tax revenue, helping to pay for ...

OHIO

Ohio Board of Tax Appeals Reverses Course on Real Property Tax Exemptions for Permanent ...
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
v. McClain, et al. (May 28, 2020), BTA No. 2018-649 that reverses real property tax exemptions for permanent supportive housing facilities; exemptions ...

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Property Tax Law Discriminates Against Railroads in Violation of 4R Act
JD Supra (press release)
The railroad must show that the law in question taxes similarly situated groups differently. Significantly, federal courts apply a more liberal construction of ...

TEXAS

Dallas Eyes Big Property Tax Increase to Cover COVID-19 Losses
News Break
"Dallas is feeling COVID-19′s financial impact, and now officials may consider raising property taxes to shore up next year's budget," reports Obed ...

Former Shelby County employee accused of stealing tax money
wreg.com
On Friday, one victim advised he and his wife were supposed to meet Austin at the Shelby County Clerk's Office, off State Road, to pay their property ...

Here's a path forward to cutting Texas' skyrocketing property tax bills
The Dallas Morning News (blog)
If you've owned a home in Texas for any amount of time, you've joined thousands who have felt the pinch of skyrocketing property tax bills. And this ...

Property appraisal timing questioned; Chief appraiser says plan was in motion before pandemic
Valley morning Star
So his office has done what the state requires it to do, which is to move forward with the district's 2019-2920 reappraisal plan, which this year around ...

VERMONT


Roper: Vermont better become business-friendly ASAP
Rutland Herald
We are looking at a potential 25% property tax increase to cover the ... tax to services, adding or increasing “sin” taxes to candy, sugary drinks and ...

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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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