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

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/10/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

ARKANSAS

Assessors: Property taxes going up 10% a year
Hot Springs Village Voice
Average property taxes in both Garland and Saline counties could increase 10 percent a year for several years, due to state-mandated reassessment. A large crowd attended Friday's meeting of the Hot Springs Village Property Owners' Association Governmental Affairs Committee.


FLORIDA

Surfside condo owners hit with property tax bills totaling about $800,000
Tampa Bay Times
When a Surfside condominium tower collapsed last year killing 98 people, a wave of sympathy reached all the way to Tallahassee: Gov. Ron DeSantis and state legislators forgave the unit owners' tax bills, totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.


PENNSYLVANIA

Pa. Rep. Ryan floats constitutional amendment to eliminate property taxes
Pennsylvania Capital-Star
If state Rep. Frank Ryan's name is synonymous with one thing, it's his years-long effort to eliminate Pennsylvania's school property tax. Advocates have come close over the years — notably in 2015 — but they never have been able to muster the votes to get a reform bill through the House and Senate and onto the governor's desk. 


TEXAS

Property tax bills could drop for many Travis County homeowners
KEYE
The price of homes is skyrocketing, but many taxpayers are about to get the good news that their taxes will not follow suit. Property taxes are reported to be dropping for the majority of homeowners in Travis County.


Tarrant County property values went up about 13%
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The values — as mailed out by TAD in April — reflected a 14.6% increase for residential accounts. But homeowners had the chance to protest their home values, which resulted in an overall value dip of 0.9% after hearings before the Appraisal Review Board were completed.


High availability challenges Houston office market
Texas Real Estate Research Center
Overall local office vacancy was at 25.4 percent in July 2022, up 80 basis points from July 2021, reports NAI Partners. Availability was at 29.8 percent, up 70 basis points from last year. The difference between this figure and the vacancy rate reflects expected future move-outs.

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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