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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 7/18/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Jul 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

INTERNATIONAL

Germany's grand coalition to present bill on property tax reform
Deutsche Welle
Germany's grand coalition has reached an agreement regarding property tax reform, according to a joint statement from coalition leaders on Monday.

ARKANSAS

North Arkansas leaders concerned about impacts of Walmart property tax case in Pulaski Co.
KY3
Garcia also said Walmart evaluates property taxes carefully, and if the company feels its stores are over-assessed, it tries to work with local ...

CALIFORNIA

Avoiding Surprise Tax Implications for Private Leasehold Interests
Commercial Property Executive
While Time Warner involved a dispute over a county assessor's valuation of a cable television operator in rights-of-way over public land, the issues ...

ILLINOIS

Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts faces big property tax hike, even bigger bill for back taxes after ...
Chicago Tribune
That bottom line emerged Tuesday as the Cook County assessor's office completed its reassessment of Ricketts' property following a Tribune story ...

MINNESOTA

City council approves tax abatement proposal for KEB America
SW News Media
The Shakopee City Council unanimously approved a $289,000 tax abatement to help KEB America expand its facility. The agreement is contingent ...

OHIO

Ashland City Council OKs tax abatement for new $6.2-million, senior-assisted living center
Ashland Source (press release)
ASHLAND -- Ashland City Council approved a tax abatement Tuesday that clears the way for a new $6.2 million, 50,000-square foot, senior-assisted ...

TEXAS

TCAD loses landfill lawsuit at cost of nearly $1 million
The Austin Bulldog
That was the basis for three lawsuits filed against the Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD) by Texas Disposal Systems Landfill Inc. The first of those ...

Where Does Texas Rank on Property Taxes?
Texas Scorecard (blog)
Texas homeowners pay high #propertytax bills when compared to other Republican-run states, including the states with no personal income tax.

Lamar County agrees to end Campbell's tax abatement for juice line
Paris News
The Lamar County Commissioners Court last week terminated a tax abatement agreement with Campbell's Soup Supply Co., at its request, for the ...

Denton appraisal district sues to shield documents, says US Dept. of Justice has interest in case
Denton Record Chronicle
The Denton Central Appraisal District has sued to block the release of documents related to an investigation into its management practices, citing in ...

Wind farm gets 70% tax break from county
Waco Tribune-Herald
Once again, Precinct 4 Commissioner Will Jones was alone in voting against the tax abatement agreement. He told the Tribune-Herald last week he ...

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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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