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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 7/6/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Jul 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Greater Sudbury in property tax battle with owners of Sudbury Downs
CTV Toronto
SUDBURY -- Greater Sudbury has appealed to a provincial tribunal, arguing the land value MPAC has set for Sudbury Downs is far too low.

FLORIDA

Miami Beach Property Values Overall Increased Slightly in 2020
RE:MiamiBeach
In addition to the now $3.9 million gap in “permanent” funding based on property taxes, the upcoming budget year is expected to have an additional ...

GEORGIA

Grantville councilman reportedly owes 17 years of property taxes
Newnan Times-Herald 
Jim Sells explains at the Grantville City Council meeting that he will pay the property taxes he owes after an oversight in a sale in 2004. The city of ...

ILLINOIS

Kaegi thwarted in reform efforts
Crain's Chicago Business
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi is now 0-3 in his efforts to push through Springfield a piece of legislation that he says is key to his property tax reform ...

KANSAS

Johnson County residents push to end 'secret' property taxes that can blindside owners
Kansas City Star
This map shows where Olathe has authorized benefit districts, special tax boundaries that assess additional property taxes on property owners to pay for ...

MAINE


Revaluation notices go out to Portland property owners
pressherald.com
Assessor Christopher Huff said Portland's full market value after the revaluation is expected to be $14.2 billion, which is a 77 percent increase over the ...

MISSOURI

Measure on Parson's desk would force property tax refunds because of pandemic-related public ...
STLtoday.com
The bill's property tax refund provisions “have the effect of being a legislative tool to retroactively punish communities choosing the difficult task of ...

NEW YORK

Share of Nassau homeowners who win reduced assessments nearly doubles
Newsday
How Nassau handled tax grievances in 2021-22. The county agreed to settlements with 109,606 of the 219,780 property owners who grieved.

Co-op and Condo Property Tax Abatement Extended for Two Years 
Habitat magazine 
Andrew M. Cuomo has signed into law a two-year extension of property tax abatements for co-op and condominium apartments that are the owner's ...
 
Manhattan real estate prices reach record as buying ‘frenzy' takes hold
CNCB
The median resale price for Manhattan apartments hit $999,000 in the second quarter — the highest on record...Average sale prices rose 12% in the quarter, topping $1.9 million.

PENNSYLVANIA

Deal reached over Walmart taxes: Schools, city, county to get 29.4% less from Hermitage store
Sharonherald
Mercer County's last property reassessment was in 1972, but Pennsylvania law prevents sections of properties from being reassessed or spot ...

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Supreme Court Declares 2019 Tax Sale Bill Unconstitutional
JD Supra
The Act dealt primarily with automobile insurance, but also included a provision impacting real property tax sales. Under South Carolina law before Act ...

TEXAS

CAD now hearing assessment protests
Herald Zeitung
More than 17,000 property owners filed protests over Comal Appraisal District's 2021 assessments of residential and commercial properties.

County gives tax break for solar farm
Uvalde Leader-News
During Monday's first in-person meeting since April of 2020, Uvalde County Commissioners granted a tax abatement to ABEI Energy after two citizens ...
 
Dip in office, retail market slows appraisal growth in Richardson 
Community Impact Newspaper 
Estimated values released by both Dallas and Collin central appraisal districts show Richardson's property values growing by just shy of 1% in 2020, ...

WASHINGTON

Spokane County treasurer extends property tax deadline for landlords
The Spokesman-Review
Landlords and property managers in Spokane County will have more time to pay their property taxes, County Treasurer Michael Baumgartner ...

WISCONSIN

Menards seeks another tax cut in new lawsuits against Eau Claire
Leader-Telegram
EAU CLAIRE — Menards filed lawsuits this week demanding a 23% refund on 2020 property taxes forits two Eau Claire home improvement stores, ...

WYOMING

Uinta County treasurer explains problematic issues with new mineral tax legislation
Wyoming Tribune
... on county mill levies. Enrolled Act 9, which originated as Senate File 60, deals with ad valorem taxation of mineral production in the state.

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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