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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 6/22/2020

Posted by John Brusniak | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

CALIFORNIA

Ritz-Carlton owner sues SF for $200K in property tax dispute
San Francisco Business Times
The dispute revolves around the city tax assessor's valuation of the real property value of the hotel parcel at 600 Stockton St. when it was purchased ...

FLORIDA

Appeals court backs Sarasota resident on tax exemption
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The decision included the property appraiser's office retroactively seeking about $7,000 in taxes that it said should have been paid on the rented ...

GUEST EDITORIAL: Added property tax for nonprofits should be a nonstarter
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The choice by the Sarasota County property appraiser's office to challenge the ad valorem exemption of several arts and cultural not-for-profit ...

MAINE

Portland delays revaluation because of pandemic
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
The City Assessor's Office announced the delay Friday. The revaluation is Portland's first in more than 15 years. “Given the unknowns with the ...

NEBRASKA

Omaha landowner sees valuation for empty lot increase nearly %3000
WOWT
The county assessor said that hot market trends caused a boost for many under-assessed properties. The green space John Riggleman has neatly ...

Norfolk property owners shocked by soaring valuations
WDRB
“If you have questions or concerns, please call the assessor's office and we will discuss the matter with you,” he said. For copyright information, check ...

TENNESSEE

Nashville approves 'painful' property tax hike
Fox Business
Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren talks about her recent move to Nashville, Tennessee and the unfortunate timing of city council's approval of a property tax ...

Petition seeks to recall new 34% property tax hike in Metro Nashville
WKRN News 2
(WKRN) — A petition in Nashville aims to recall a new property tax hike. The grassroots organization, No Tax 4 Nash, is hoping to get a second look at ...

TEXAS

Marion County Tax Office Confirms Employee with COVID, Closes Office Again, Active Virus Cases ...
Jefferson Jimplecute
JEFFERSON – An employee of the Marion County Tax Assessor's office tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday, prompting Tax Assessor Karen Jones to ...

Herald-Banner 
The office of the Hunt County Appraisal District is closed until further notice because of the presence of COVID-19, while a Rockwall County daycare ...

Dan Patrick says Texas property taxes are no longer 'really dependent' on home values
Houston Chronicle
PolitiFact ruling: Mostly False. The bill Patrick mentioned limited how much taxing entities can increase property tax revenue before triggering an election ...

WASHINGTON

Seattle Times 
Those will be the first two courses the assessor's office investigates for revaluation, Wilson said. The directors of Broadmoor and Sand Point declined to ...

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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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