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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 7/22/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Jul 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

ARIZONA

After international outrage, veteran to keep home that was auctioned over $236 tax bill
USA TODAY
A disabled veteran whose Arizona mobile home was seized and sold over a few hundred dollars in back taxes will keep his home. Maricopa County ...

ARKANSAS

Appraisal tacks take up day 2 of hearing
Arkansas Online
Tax assessors nationwide have used the phrase -- barely mentioned by name during the hearing -- to deride the legal argument that big-box retail ...

CALIFORNIA

Beverly Hills With Fourth Highest Assessed Property Values, Per Prang Report
The Beverly Hills Courier
Beverly Hills had the fourth highest assessed property value in Los Angeles County this tax year, according to a new report released by Assessor Jeff ...

CONNECTICUT

Prominent Norwich property owners challenge tax assessments in court
theday.com
Norwich — Two dozen Norwich property owners representing some of the largest and most prominent apartment complexes, shopping plazas and ...

FLORIDA

Blaming Mismanagement, Hernando to Consider 14% Property Tax Hike
Bay News 9
HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — Faced with a $10 million budget deficit that a county administrator blames on previous leadership, officials in Hernando ...

IDAHO

Group Petitioning to Recall Bannock County Assessor
KPVI News 6
A group in Pocatello is starting a petition to recall Bannock County Assessor Sheri Davies in light of property tax increases. The petition states many ...

ILLINOIS

Illinois home values down 21%, property taxes up 9% since 2007
Illinois Policy
Without serious property tax relief – including pension reform – it is likely fewer will demand planting roots in Illinois. Illinois homeowners still have yet ...

MASSACHUSETTS

New owners of Worcester's Mission Chapel to get tax break
Worcester Telegram
The tax-increment exemption plan, which is subject to City Council approval, will provide Fresh Turf LLC, with a property tax savings of about $83,200 ...

MINNESOTA

Walmart Property Tax Appeal Blocked By Minn. High Court
Law360
Law360 (July 19, 2019, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a property tax assessment appeal by ...

MISSOURI

Part 16: Temporary restraining order sought in Jackson County property assessment
KCTV Kansas City
The lawsuit points to the work Smith did with recent MLS sales as compared to what assessors valued the property. That revealed 66% are not in ...

Walmart fights property taxes
Nodaway News Leader
Nodaway County Assessor Rex Wallace received a letter on July 15 from Jerome Wallach, representing The Wallach Law Firm, St. Louis, announcing ...

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Nashua plans for another city-wide revaluation
The Union Leader
In March, the city's chief assessor position was eliminated after an internal audit report highlighted significant problems within the city's assessing ...

NEW YORK

De Blasio warns property tax reform could upset city's "equilibrium"
Crain's New York Business
Changing the city's arcane property tax system could tax public resources, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned on Friday. The mayor promised a caller on his ...

OHIO

Governor DeWine Vetoes Transparency Language for Property Tax Levies
Battleground State News
State Rep. Derek Merrin (R-47) got a surprise this week when his bill to update the requirements for ballot language on property tax levies was added ...

TEXAS

Pflugerville ISD to see largest property tax rate drop in more than a decade
Community Impact Newspaper
Buoyed by an injection of more than $12 million of education funds from the state legislature, Pflugerville ISD will have its lowest property tax rate ...

UTAH


Property taxes are doubling in three Utah cities and rising in 56 areas — mostly to pay for teachers ...
Salt Lake Tribune
Property taxes are doubling in three Utah cities and rising in 56 areas ... Brigham City residents escaped property tax increases for the past 18 years, ...

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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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