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NATIONAL

State limitations of local taxing bodies create challenges, Pew research says
KPVI News 6
Any impact on the commercial real estate market might impact a locality's property tax base, for example, she said. Reassessing the goals of tax limits ...

CALIFORNIA

Ventura County property values rise by 3.6% despite pandemic
Ventura County Star
Assessor Dan Goodwin sees the building surge as the biggest factor in the $5.3 billion growth in assessed values, up to a record $152 billion in the ...

FLORIDA

Gov. DeSantis suspends property tax payments for residents of collapsed Surfside condo
Florida Politics
Should the move stick, and the residents be fully exempt from paying property taxes on those units, the move will cost the city a significant amount of ...

Surfside collapse could turn real estate market into feeding frenzy for coastal developers
NBC News
The deadly collapse of the condo building has spurred many in the region to ensure that their buildings are structurally sound...could lead to a reshaping of South Florida's real estate market as a whole.

IDAHO

Clearwater Paper request for lower valuation gets denied 
Lewiston Morning Tribune 
“That made it more difficult for me to accept in one of the best years (for the company) that I've ever seen,” Anderson said. But he did say the assessor's ...

ILLINOIS

'Senior freeze' tax errors exposed by Sun-Times could delay property tax bills
Chicago Sun-Times
Kaegi's spokesman Scott Smith says the assessor's office has corrected some errors the Sun-Times analysis found. Among those: correcting a property ...

MAINE

Portland property values skyrocket in city's first revaluation in 15 years
NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
The assessor's office determines the market value of all property and sets an assessed value. The tax rate is calculated by taking the Portland City ...

MICHIGAN

Michigan has 13th highest property taxes in nation
The Center Square
More than a decade later, some communities haven't seen property tax revenue return to 2008 levels, even though real estate values have recovered.
 
Detroit homes over-assessed as residents struggle with property taxes, advocates say
Yahoo News
One study shows that the property tax rate for the least expensive homes is more than double that of the most expensive in the same jurisdiction, and ...

MISSOURI

Parson vetoes Missouri pandemic property tax refund for shut-down businesses
MDJOnline.com
The refunds would be based on how many months a local government imposed restrictions. School districts, which assess most property taxes in the ...

NEW YORK

Plattsbugh home prices have risen nearly 25% since 2018: city assessor
Local 22/44 News
Many homeowners' property tax bills have gone up from last year by 15% or more. According to city assessor Tim Surpitski, most houses in Plattsburgh ...

Manhattan rents set to skyrocket back to pre-pandemic levels as number of available apartments in NYC drops by 38% in June
DailyMail
The number of available units dropped by 38% last month, going from 19,025 units in May to 11,853 in June, reveals a report published Thursday...

SOUTH CAROLINA

Beaufort County sues its own auditor, citing his 'failure and refusal' to do his job
Hilton Head Island Packet
Refusing to adopt Beaufort County Assessor Ebony Sanders' valuations;. Refusing to calculate interest on tax underpayments and overpayments;.

TENNESSEE

Tenn. Supreme Court denies Davidson Co. Election Commission appeal request
NewsChannel5.com
Property taxes became the center of debate last year when Metro's budget was approved with a 34% property tax hike in it. The group 4 Good ...

TEXAS

State Representative Hugh D. Shine Files Property Tax Relief Legislation
EIN News
The 86th Legislature passed House Bill 3, the school finance reform bill last session. HB 3 provided school M&O tax rate compression for property tax ...
 
POLL: Texans Looking for Property Tax Relief in Special Session
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Texans are increasingly growing fed up with consistently rising property taxes and want the legislature to address the issue in the coming special ...

WISCONSIN

With personal property tax cut and paper mill vetoes, Evers tells lawmakers to try again
Wisconsin Examiner
But in his veto message he scorned the “unusual and haphazard process by which the Legislature pursued the repeal of the personal property tax.” The ...

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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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