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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 6/14/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Jun 14, 2022 | 0 Comments


Property Tax Changes Raise Concern About Competitiveness
91.9 The Bend
Concerns from New Brunswick's manufacturing sector over upcoming property tax changes in the province. New legislation, which received Royal Assent on Friday, would pave the way for a new heavy industrial classification of property.

5 tips arising from Ontario Divisional Court's denial of property tax exemption for lands owned by places of worship
Canadian Accountant 
Ontario's religious organizations are used to relying upon Ontario's Assessment Act's property tax exemptions for lands owned by a church or religious organization and used as "a place of worship and the land used in connection with it."


Marin median home price breaks $2 million barrier
Mercury News
The median price of a detached home in Marin County has passed the $2 million mark amid steep spring gains throughout the Bay Area. The figure for May was just over $2.025 million in Marin...


Lay Testimony in Property Tax Appeals
Sometimes considered to be a ‘battle of the experts,' tax appeal litigation typically involves a simultaneous exchange of appraisals and disclosure of expert witnesses. Expert testimony by a certified appraiser is a key element to proving the town's overvaluation of one's property.


Rockford area has second-highest property taxes in the country
A recent study has found that Rockford metro residents paid the second-highest effective property tax rate in the country in 2021, compared to cities with similar population sizes. The study, by ATTOM, said the average effective tax rate on a single-family home was 0.9% nationwide.


Report: New Hampshire has third-highest property taxes
New Hampshire is known as the "Live Free or Die" state that prides itself on a low financial burden for residents with no personal income or sales taxes. But when it comes to local property – or real estate – taxes, not so much.


A Giant Mall Thinks Small: Westfield Property Pilots Program For Local Businesses
One of the busiest malls in America is encouraging local small businesses to become tenants, with a new leasing initiative. The mall and the SBDC hosted a meeting in February to introduce local small businesses to opportunities at the mall. That meeting generated interest from about 200 businesses, Tiffany Ramirez,...


Too much property tax relief will put city schools at risk
The mayor has proposed a series of taxpayer mitigation efforts that would cut the School District revenues significantly — when accounting for these proposals, the city Revenue Department projected that the School District would receive an additional $94 million next year, and a total of $390 million over the district's five-year plan.


Pay up or trickle down: Austin landlords grapple with tax appraisal increases in strained rental market
Travis County landlords are facing sharp increases in inflation-driven costs this year, leaving rental property owners with unappealing choices: absorbing these expenses or passing some of that on to their already-strained tenants.


Property values soar 32% in Snohomish County due to hot housing market
Snohomish County property owners may be in for a shock this week. Home values in Snohomish County are up 32% on average, according to a Jan. 1 revaluation from the county assessor's office.

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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