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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 6/15/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Jun 15, 2022 | 0 Comments


Taxing the Mouse: Disney renews legal fight over property assessments for resorts
Florida Politics 
The issue is over the appraiser's methodology, which Disney argues violates the state constitution. Disney is fighting over the tax bills for several hotels and administrative buildings nearly a year after Disney was refunded millions of dollars in tax refunds for the theme parks.


Changes to homeowners' exemption possible solution to rising property taxes
Idaho News 6
With property assessments mailed and local taxing districts working to set their budgets, conversations about how to lower property taxes are prominent right now. In these conversations, the homeowner's exemption and changes are coming up as possible solutions that could bring relief.


Overland Park Mayor Skoog, staff pushing for (another) 10% property tax hike
The Sentinel
Overland Park taxpayers could see their property taxes jump 9.7% for fiscal 2023 — on top of a 10.4% jump this year — because Mayor Curt Skoog and city staff are proposing to spend a lot more.


Judge rejects county assessor Mike Clark's appeal of TPO
Reno Gazette Journal
A judge ruled against Washoe County Assessor Mike Clark's appeal to end a temporary protection order against him by a fellow county official. The TPO will stay in place. Clark had claimed his due process rights were violated by a previous court decision that extended the TPO against him because he hadn't been able to present his side of the story.


City of Philadelphia's 2018 Real Estate Tax Assessments are Unconstitutional
In that case, the Commonwealth Court had affirmed the trial court's order, striking of the property owners' tax year 2018 real estate tax assessments as unconstitutional and ordering a refund of any tax increase over the prior year assessments.


Property valuations show 35% increase in Utah County, 29% in Salt Lake County
Assessors across Utah are finishing up home valuations for upcoming property tax notices, and two counties are already reporting big increases in values. The Utah County Assessor's office told KSL TV that the average value of single-family residential properties jumped 35% over last year. 


West Virginia Lawmakers Hear From Counties About Property Tax Amendment
The Intelligencer
A lobbyist group representing county elected officials told lawmakers Monday that they have taken no official stance on a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would give lawmakers the authority to lower or eliminate property taxes. Yet they said a full elimination could mean substantial losses to county budgets.

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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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