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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 6/20/2019

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ALABAMA

Mobile Revenue Commissioner yanks religious exemption, charges church back taxes
NBC 15 WPMI (press release)
"If they're running any kind of business out of it, making any kind of profit off of it, then they need to pay their ad valorem taxes, like everyone else," said ...

CALIFORNIA

Contra Costa County Assessor No-Shows For Misconduct Arraignment
CBS San Francisco
MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — Embattled Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer missed his scheduled appearance in a Martinez courtroom ...

FLORIDA

Disney World sues Appraiser Rick Singh over tax assessments for Magic Kingdom, Epcot, hotels
Orlando Sentinel
It's inevitable: Every year at Walt Disney World, the cost of admission rises, and every year, Disney fights Orange County over its property taxes.

ILLINOIS

Cook County Assessor's Office asks commissioners to lend staff — and is told, yeah, we're pretty busy
Chicago Sun-Times
The Cook County Assessor's Office is asking county commissioners to loan out staff members to help field an expected rush of calls from taxpayers ...

Appeals board decision could cost taxpayers millions
WSIL TV
The Shawnee School District stands to lose the most, about $2.5 million according to the Jackson County Tax Assessor's office. "(We) vehemently ...

MARYLAND

Another Ficker Amendment? He Seeks Cap on MoCo Property Tax Increases
Josh Kurtz
Unbowed by his latest political defeat — a distant third-place finish in the race for Montgomery County executive last fall — political provocateur Robin ...

MINNESOTA

Austin City Council approves tax abatement application after public hearing
Kaus 1480 AM
The Austin City Council approved a tax abatement application from Lakeside Properties, LLC after a public hearing at their regularly scheduled ...

MISSOURI

Legislation aimed at aiding brewery's expansion is withdrawn
St. Louis Business Journal
The city's Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board in April approved tax abatement of 10 years based on 90% of assessed value of subsequent ...

NEW YORK

Legislation would impose penalties if NY developers abuse property taxexemption
Syracuse.com
The bill would change the rules for the 485-a exemption, a property tax break for commercial buildings that are converted to include apartments.

TENNESSEE

Collegedale commission approves 31% property tax increase
Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Collegedale Board of Commissioners on Monday unanimously passed a 31% property tax increase after hearing from concerned residents about ...

TEXAS

Texas just spent billions to boost school funding, lower property taxes. Voters approve, but not ...
Texas Tribune
Texas lawmakers are boasting about ambitious education and property tax legislation they passed this year, but voters don't appear to be completely ...
 
 
Aaron Layman: Property tax reform and transparency act another orchestrated farce
Denton Record Chronicle
After months of theatrics and discourse about how to best solve the equation of property tax relief and school finance reform, your legislature passed ...

Riesel coal plant rebuffed in bid to slash tax value by two-thirds
Waco Tribune-Herald
Sandy Creek already has a pending lawsuit against the appraisal district over the 2018 appraisal of $444 million, and it also sued in 2014 and 2016.

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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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