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

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 7/26/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Jul 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Real Estate Appraisers and How They Handle Extraordinary Assumptions
Alfano Law Office, PLLC
The reason for this is most real estate tax abatement cases require the testimony of two appraisers. One appraiser works for the taxing authority, while...

The New Real Estate Normal
The Washington Post
The new “For Sale” sign had been posted in the yard for less than 10 minutes when the first visitors started driving by the house, slowing down and stopping to take pictures.


CALIFORNIA

Assessed value of Kern County properties pushes to highest-ever recorded despite oil slump
The Bakersfield Californian
In a year when revenue from property taxes was expected to decline, the Assessor's Office said the value of taxable property in the county increased by...

S.F. office vacancy rises to 20%, highest level since 2003, despite more leasing activity
San Francisco Chronicle 
The amount of empty office space more than doubled from the 9.9% vacancy rate in the second quarter of 2020, the onset of the pandemic...

CONNECTICUT

Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Supporting Continued Growth of Connecticut's Shellfish Industry
CT.gov
"The law also establishes parity and access to the property tax relief program,..."This legislation provides both financial relief and equity in taxation for...


IDAHO

Firstfruits Foundation appeals tax exemption change
Post Register
According to Custer County Assessor Jacquel Bruno, James is appealing the decision. If the county's action stands, the assessed value of Firstfruits'...

Homeowners hurting, but property tax panel to look elsewhere 
Idaho Press-Tribune
The property tax issue that's hit Idahoans like Hagen hard comes because Idaho's Constitution requires property taxes to be "uniform" for the same types...


MISSOURI

Board of Equalization assessed commercial property values
Jefferson City News Tribune
The assessor's value of $9.7 million was also upheld for Capitol Plaza Hotel on West McCarty Street, whose owners believed the value was $6 million.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Taxation, open spaces, and the great divide over current use
Monadnock Ledger Transcript
Having land in current use translates to a much lower tax bill for the... when property values were rising fast and property taxes along with them.


NEW YORK

Pandemic could cut assessed property values by 10%
The Real Deal
Property taxes account for 31 percent of the city's annual revenue, and commercial and multifamily properties are the largest contributors to that slice.

NY Court Dismisses Civil Rights Suit Filed by Mt. Pleasant- Legion of Christ Church
Yonkers Times
In 1997, the Legion applied to the Town for a tax-exempt status for the...of property taxes so that the property tax burden of our residents is mitigated."...


OHIO

Commissioners approve tax abatement for Sugarcreek trailer manufacturer
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Tuscarawas County commissioners have approved a 10-year, 75% real estate tax abatement for nuCamp, which is building a multi-million-dollar...


RHODE ISLAND

Developer Who Received $9M in State Subsidies Flips Property to Brown at $22M Profit in 2 Years
GoLocalProv
The Ivy League university said it will continue to pay taxes and continue to take advantage of the tax stabilization plan that saved the developer tens of...


TEXAS

Samsung looking at second Texas site for $17 billion chip plant
Buffalo News
The contending sites have offered Samsung "robust property tax abatement, as well as significant grants and/or refundable tax credits to fund the...

Property owner chastises UCAD over data sharing
Uvalde Leader-News
Local property owner Vincente Gonzales told Uvalde County Appraisal District directors Tuesday that the information the district gave him about how..


UTAH

Dean Whitby: Utah property taxes are unfair to the poor
Salt Lake Tribune
Thousands of low-income property owners in Utah are being charged significant excess property taxes each year. Such overcharging is just one of...


VERMONT

Tax Bills Set Off a Second Round of Sticker Shock for Burlington Homeowners
Seven Days
Burlington homeowners who live in the city get a payment from the state that reduces the amount they pay, according to City Assessor John Vickery.

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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