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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 6/14/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Jun 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

IOWA

Cedar Valley cities losing thousands or millions in property tax backfill money
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
WATERLOO — Some cities in the Cedar Valley, and many across Iowa, will need to raise property taxes to cover revenue lost as the state phases out ...

LOUISIANA

La. lawmakers agree to give assessors hefty car allowance 
Jacksonville Journal-Courier 
(AP) — Louisiana's parish tax assessors should be able to give themselves hefty car allowances up to 15% of their annual six-figure salaries, ...

Analysis: Big Decisions Await Governor, Voters After Session
U.S. News & World Report
The complicated tax swap plan to disentangle Louisiana's income taxes from ... Voters will make decisions on property tax adjustments, levee districts' ...

MICHIGAN

'Dark Stores' squeeze Michigan city tax revenue
KPVI News 6
That hits Michigan local governments hard since devalued properties reap less tax revenue, so either local taxpayers end up footing the bill via property ...

MISSOURI

Aldermen OK tax break for downtown hotel despite some progressives' opposition
STLtoday.com
A 20-year abatement of real property issued to aid a previous owner's conversion of the circa 1889 building into a hotel still has a few years to run.

TEXAS

EDP Renewables approved for $11M tax incentive on solar farm project
Houston Business Journal
EDP has gotten the Texas comptroller's permission for a tax abatement worth about $11.18 million to the company over the 10-year lifetime of the ...

Texas lawmakers decide $10 billion in tax breaks is enough, at least for now
The Dallas Morning News
Supporters say the state must continue to offer discounts on school taxes to land giant deals like TI's chip plant and Tesla's gigafactory...

THE ECONOMIST: A missing chapter
OA Online
Over 20 years ago, the Texas Legislature passed the Texas Economic Development Act, which allows school districts to offer tax incentives for businesses that invest in their communities. 

WASHINGTON

Assessed value of homes continues to rise sharply
Whidbey News-Times
Chief Appraiser Chad Falke said the average value in the county increased by about 9.83 percent for the 2021 notices, which are based on sales in ...

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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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