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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 7/29/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Jul 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

CALIFORNIA

Under Prop. 13, LA County's property tax revenue reaches all-time high
LA Daily News
In the Silicon Valley, the Santa Clara County assessor reported that “mega office and commercial property developments and major property ...

COLORADO

Larimer County assessments lead to record protests, resignation of deputy assessor
Loveland Reporter-Herald
Newly elected Larimer County assessor Bob Overbeck took office in January, well into the assessment process, working alongside the existing staff ...

CONNECTICUT

More Connecticut residents registering their cars in Maine
Middletown Press
“There has to be a better solution and a fair administration of the local property taxhas to become a primary goal.” Chaponis knows it's only a task ...

FLORIDA

By the numbers: South Florida's multimillion-dollar mansions and their tax bills
Sun Sentinel
South Florida's real estate market is known for being pricey, but what are those millionaires paying for their not-so-humble abodes when the taxman ...

GEORGIA

National retailer demonstrates goods had no taxable status in Chatham County, leading county to ...
Jones Day
Jones Day represented a national retailer that successfully prevented Chatham County, Georgia from assessing ad valorem tax on imported goods the ...

IDAHO

Bannock County turns to bulk appraisals with 2400 tax appeals still unheard
Idaho State Journal
The board adjusted the Johnny Creek market area because a consulting appraiser that the assessor's officehired in April, Darcy Maag of the ...

INDIANA

Portage packaging plant to expand, awarded tax abatement
Chicago Tribune
Under the terms of the abatement, Manufacturing Solutions International, 5900 Carlson Ave., will not pay any property taxes on $2.7 million worth of ...

Valpo grants tech giant associates tax abatement
nwitimes.com
The City Council supported the five-year abatement on what is expected to be a $1.5 million expansion of the ShoreMet facility on 3601 Enterprise Ave ...

LOUISIANA

New Orleans properties worth 18% more than 4 years ago, a sign of higher tax bills ahead
NOLA.com
The data that showed rising home values was provided to city officials on Friday by the Orleans Parish Assessor's Office. Orleans Parish Assessor ...

Folgers Coffee could owe city over $1 million in back taxes because of lost exemptions
NOLA.com
The Folgers Coffee Co. may need to cough up well over $1 million in back property taxes to the city after exemptions for its manufacturing plants in ...

MISSOURI

Cole County board upholds assessed values for Ameren, big-box stores
Jefferson City News Tribune
Cole County Clerk Steve Korsmeyer chairs the board, but he and Assessor Chris Estes are not voting members. If dissatisfied with the board's decision ...

NEVADA

Tax breaks for big corporations drawing new look in Nevada
Alton Telegraph
Nearly two-thirds of applications approved by the agency failed to meet at least one benchmark set to collect an abatement, according to a Gazette ...

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Some Hanover building owners shocked by 50% jump in property assessments
Valley News
1, 2016, and March 31, 2018, according to the Hanover assessors office (only the decennial reassessment involves on-site home inspections).

NEW JERSEY

Donations help save 106-year-old NJ woman from eviction
1010WINS
CRANFORD, N.J. (1010 WINS) – People came together to help a 106-year-old woman keep her home after she fell behind on her property tax ...

NEW YORK

AT&T Asks For Property Tax Assessment Decrease
Jamestown Post Journal
To appraise property this way, an assessor determines the cost to produce the property if it was new, coming up with an estimated cost to reproduce ...

OKLAHOMA

'Public service' valuations complex but usually worked out, administrator says
Oklahoman.com
A dance of sorts between the ad valorem division of Oklahoma's Tax Commission and owners of “public service” companies plays out largely behind ...

TEXAS

Motiva, Port Arthur ISD reach tax agreement
12newsnow.com KBMT-KJAC
Motiva has paid more than $17 million to the Jefferson County tax assessor's office even though the company was not required to do so. RELATED: ...

Tax rolls make big jump 
Wise County Messenger 
The Wise County Central Appraisal District released the certified values for the county, school districts, cities and special districts this week with nearly ...
 
Carthage OKs tax abatement for $3.5 million Sharps Environmental addition 
Longview News-Journal 
A tax abatement agreement between Sharps Environmental and the city of Carthage would see the company paying 60% of taxes over a five-year ...
 
By the numbers: Texas ranks 5th highest for dependence on property taxes
KPRC Click2Houston
Property taxes in the U.S. as a whole made up 31.5% of the total state and local tax revenues collected in fiscal year 2016, according to the Tax ...
 
Property values show 'substantial' increases in Gregg, surrounding counties
Longview News-Journal
Property values reported by appraisal districts form a basis on which cities, schools and other local governments base budgets and annual property ...

WISCONSIN

City settles with downtown property owner suing over property taxes
hngnews.com
Lawmakers introduced a bill earlier this year that would close the dark store and Walgreens property taxloopholes. The bill, that has bi-partisan ...

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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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