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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 7/1/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Jul 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Inequities From Property Tax Limits Grow With Rising Home Values, Report Shows 
Yahoo Finance 
The 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study explores several key factors influencing property taxes, providing a comprehensive analysis of effective ...

CALIFORNIA

Richmond eyes vacant property tax to fund fight against blight
Richmond Standard
... for “blight abatement, code compliance and general revenue enhancement,” according to the City Manager's newsletter. The city is inviting residents ...

Bubble Watch: Appraisals suggest homebuyers vastly overpaying in hot market
The Whittier Daily News
My trusty spreadsheet says appraisers found appreciation is running 50% below the region's median sales price, which has jumped to record highs in ...

FLORIDA

Florida Passes Law Amending Homestead Assessments and Other Taxes
JDSupra
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed into law House Bill 7061, which amends certain taxes, including the ad valorem (property) tax and its application to homestead property.

IDAHO

How unexpected revenue, federal COVID funds helped fuel Ada County property tax relief 
Sports Grind Entertainment 
In deliberations over the $303 million tentative county budget — the highest ever — the commissioners voted on June 23 to trim property taxes in fiscal ...

ILLINOIS

Hey, Chicago landlords, you think your taxes are high? They are. 
Crain's Chicago Business 
The new study found that the 2020 effective tax rate—a property's tax bill as a percent of its value—was 4.03 percent for Chicago commercial properties ...

INDIANA

Tax Court denies exemption to owners of lakefront property partially controlled by feds 
Indiana Lawyer 
A lakefront property owner who claimed the government's partial use of her land entitled her to a property tax exemption failed in her bid for relief at the ...

Two local companies receive tax abatements
Seymour Tribune
Aisin USA Mfg. Inc. came to Monday night's council meeting seeking three 10-year tax abatements and received approval for all three. Two of the ...

OHIO

Ohio Supreme Court upholds property tax exemption for Ohio State University Airport 
The Columbus Dispatch 
The nearly 326-acre airport, also known as Don Scott Field, has been owned by the university since 1942 and exempt from property taxes since 1943.
 
Tax abatement OK'd for Berkowitz-Kumin renovation
Cleveland Jewish News
Cleveland Heights City Council unanimously approved a tax abatement that will pave the way for Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel to...

TEXAS

Formosa Plastics is granted tax abatement by Calhoun Port Authority
Crossroads Today
The request is for 100% tax abatement for 10 years for Formosa Plastics, taking effect in 2022. Formosa Plastics halted a large plant expansion project ...

WYOMING

County treasurer explains issues with mineral tax 
The Sheridan Press 
Enrolled Act 9, which originated as Senate File 60, deals with ad valorem taxation of mineral production in the state. Though it overwhelmingly passed ...

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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