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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 7/13/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Jul 13, 2022 | 0 Comments


Chelsea votes ‘No' to proposed property tax for school system
Shelby County Reporter
Just more than a year after it was brought to their attention, residents of the city of Chelsea have made their decision on whether or not to approve a 12.5-mill property tax in the city to fund a city school system.


Assessor's office employee pleads not guilty to federal fraud charges alleging he took sports tickets and home improvements to change assessments
Chicago Tribune
An employee of the Cook County assessor's office pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a federal charge alleging he conspired to accept gifts in exchange for reductions in assessments for commercial properties.


Portage property owners directed to disregard summer tax bills after vendor error
The bills sent to property owners this past Friday contained incorrect tax information, a news release from the city states. The city has taken immediate action to correct the bills and mail new bills out by Friday, July 15.


‘Negative impact': Error leads to higher property taxes in Cache Public Schools district
Community members within the Cache Public Schools district will see an unexpected property tax increase of about 15 percent this year owing to a clerical error that misstated the community's assessed valuation by about $51 million.


Landlords expected to raise rents due to city reassessment
“Typically, in our previous research looking at property tax increases, the evidence shows that the landlords pass it on to the tenants,” said Michael Shields, director of research for the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia.


Bettencourt On Property Taxes: The Cavalry is Coming Over The Hill For Texas Homesteaders
As property valuations go up, so do the corresponding tax bills, leading more than 201,000 Dallas residents to file protests this year arguing that, for example, the appraised value is too high, they weren't offered the proper exemptions, or their home is valued unequally with other comparable properties.

Commissioners OK tax abatement for downtown apartment project
Times New Record
Wichita County Commissioners on Monday signed off on a tax abatement agreement with a California developer attempting to restore a mostly vacant downtown high-rise.

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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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