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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 6/6/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Jun 06, 2022 | 0 Comments


New Brunswick Offers Property Tax Relief To Big Landlords
The provincial government released details Friday about a new property tax relief program that will roll out for the 2022 and 2023 taxation years. Annual assessment increases exceeding 10 percent will be reimbursed to property owners, either through a credit or a refund.


U.S. Cities Where People Pay the Most in Taxes
Where a person or business chooses to put down roots can have a significant impact on their costs, and in recent years, more people are moving to locations that will keep costs low.


Assessor Error and Tax Refunds
When the City of Stamford converted all of its records to an electronic system in 1993, the assessor erroneously listed the property at 3 Hackett Circle West as comprised of 1.15 acres. In fact, the total acreage was either .88 or .89 based on surveys obtained after the conversion.


30 percent above 2021: Lee County Property Appraiser announces 2022 property value estimates
Boca Beacon
"Everyone in Lee County could feel that property values have been increasing rapidly, but this confirms the fact that 2021 saw unprecedented increases," Caldwell said. "Thankfully...


You Asked: Why did 17 upscale Boise condos drop in assessed value last year?
Boise Dev
Real estate assessments continue to rocket up to record levels around the Treasure Valley, but last year a group of nearly 20 of Boise's most exclusive condominiums saw drops in assessed value — and their property tax bill along with it.

Cates concedes Bannock County Republican Assessor race
Local News 8
What may have been the closest election in Bannock County history will not be appealed. Greg Cates is conceding in the Republican Primary race for Bannock County Assessor, in what he said was an emotionally exhausting race for himself and his opponent.


Cook County Assessor Kaegi Falling Behind On Vow To Answer All FOIAs
The Real Deal
Despite his campaign promise to make his office more transparent, Kaegi's administration has failed to fulfill 26 percent of the requests — about 2,800 — to release internal records it received between early 2020 and May 2022, Crain's reported.

Lawsuit: Cook County property tax appeal review board member illegally hired her cousin, refuses to fire him
Cook County Record
Tammy Wendt, one of the three members of the Cook County Board of Review – an elected county panel that handles property tax-related appeals - has been sued by the Cook County Ethics Board for hiring her cousin, and then refusing directives from the ethics board to fire him to comply with the county's ethics rules.


Kentucky: Underground Pipeline is Tangible Personal Property for Ad Valorem Tax Purposes
In 2012, the pipeline was assessed at a value of $60 million. Over the course of 2012 and 2013, Marathon replaced and repaired 40 miles of the pipeline, and in 2014, after completion of that project, the Department increaIn holding for Marathon, the Court of Appeals adopted the KCC and trial court's reasoning that the pipeline was tangible personal property.


Mo. Kraft Heinz Plant Correctly Valued, Commission Rules
A Missouri food processing plant owned by Kraft Heinz was correctly valued for the 2017 and 2019 tax years by the state's Board of Equalization, the state Tax Commission said in...


Complaint: Doña Ana County assessor candidate created 'hostile work environment'
Las Cruces Sun News
Ruben Reyes, who worked in the county assessor's office until retiring in 2019, was the subject of multiple EEOC complaints and investigations, including one that found he created a hostile work environment in the office.


NY lawmakers pass bill to end big property tax discounts for upscale condos
The state Legislature has passed a bill that would stop awarding unofficial property tax breaks to condos that look like upscale suburban homes. In New York, condos are taxed at a lower rate than other homes, even when they are worth a lot more.


South Dakota ranchers lose property tax suit
On May 13, 2022, Judge Eric J. Strawn determined that the property taxes the appellants paid were neither unconstitutional, nor was the data applied incorrectly by the county. The judge pointed out that many of the issues of concern would require legislative action.


Rutherford County 1st In USA To Have "Alexa" and "Hey Google" Giving Property Values!
WGNS Radio
Mitchell asked, "Have you ever wanted a better way to find out your property value? Are you frustrated with searching through endless website pages to get information about your property? Don't you wish you could just ask the website for the information you want? Well now you can!"


We've got a report exposing problems at the Denton appraisal district
Black Chronicle
Is there a coverup on the Denton Central Appraisal District? Why was the discharge of a marketing consultant's research of the appraisal district immediately pulled off the agenda this week on the month-to-month director's assembly?

Pay homeowners to disclose sale prices?
The Eagle
Over eighty years ago Winston Churchill described Russia as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, and inside an enigma”. He might as well have been describing the tax appraisal process for Texas real estate. One component of this frustrating riddle deserves contemplation.

Bribery trial for former appraisal district employee reset
The jury trial for a former Denton Central Appraisal District employee charged with bribery once set for Monday is now rescheduled for Oct. 3. Stephanie Colette Johnson, 56, is alleged to have partaken in a scheme with property owner Bahman Naderi, 61, to misclassify taxable property.

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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