THE NEW 90-DAY DEADLINE: FORCING APPRAISAL DISTRICTS AND APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARDS TO DO THEIR JOBS

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 7/20/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Jul 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

MARYLAND

Unfair Property Taxes and What to Do About Them
Route Fifty
Baltimore has the highest property tax rate in Maryland and homeowners in the city pay nearly twice the rate of their counterparts in surrounding counties. It's a perennial issue—and complaint—and many believe it's keeping Charm City from realizing its full economic potential.


MASSACHUSETTS

Sardagnola to retire as Sutton's principal assessor after 35 years
The Millbury Sutton Chronicle
For 35 years, Joyce Sardagnola has worked at the town's Assessors office; for the past several years, she's been the principal assessor. She recently announced her retirement to Town Manager James Smith, who announced it to the Select Board during its July 12 meeting.


OHIO

Council OKs Lakeview Farms tax abatement
Delphos Herald
A 90%, 10-year tax abatement for Lakeview Farms was passed on emergency on second reading at Monday's meeting. Lakeview Farms plans a $24-35 million expansion at the Delphos plant on Gressel Drive. The expansion will retain more than 320 jobs and add at least 15 more.


OREGON

The rising tide of inflation threatens to swamp Oregon's public budgets
Oregon Capital Chronicle
Gas prices and grocery bills have headlined the immediate effects of rising inflation on household budgets. But inflation has downstream effects that will swamp public budgets as well, eroding the capacity of state and local revenues to sustain support for vital services.


PENNSYLVANIA

The property tax assessment system that could've been
Public Source
The accuracy and fairness of property assessments in Allegheny County are again being challenged in court. The legal wrangling is far from new. Current cases are just the latest iteration of property owners seeking judicial intervention because the county lacks any schedule to routinely reassess property values for tax purposes.


TEXAS

Over 250K North Texas homeowners have protested their property tax appraisal – so far
WFAA
Many North Texans got sticker shock when their property tax appraisals arrived in the mail last month. And more than ever, homeowners are doing something about it, or at least trying to. As of Thursday, the Dallas Central Appraisal District had received 176,337 protests for residential and business properties.


$5 billion SISD, Globitech tax agreement moving forward
Herald Democrat
The final piece in the incentive package for GlobiTech's $5 billion expansion may soon fall into place. Officials with Sherman Independent School District have received a response from the state comptroller's office about proposed value limitations requested by the GlobiTech and parent company GlobalWafers for the project.


UTAH

Weber County valuations coming out; tax season ‘going to be tough' for some
Standard Examiner
Sue Wilkerson, an Ogden real estate broker, has noticed the changed valuations of some of her properties. Taken in conjunction with proposed tax hikes that 10 taxing entities are considering, it doesn't bode for a pretty picture.

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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