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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/11/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 11, 2022 | 0 Comments


Formula used for assessing property tax on pipelines consistent with Ontario legislation: court
The Lawyer's Daily
A major energy company has been dealt a blow in its fight against how its gas pipelines are assessed for property tax in Ontario, with a court saying provincial legislation allows for properties to be assessed beyond their current value.

How much is a private island in Howe Sound worth? B.C. assessment appeal board weighs in
TV News
North Growth Management, Ltd., appealed the 2021 assessment of Popham Island, a roughly 45-acre island in the mouth of Howe Sound, located approximately five kilometres south of Gibsons, B.C., on the Sunshine Coast, and 20 kilometres from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.


Home sellers are offering more wiggle room on prices now that the 'artificial' real estate market has peaked, says broker Stephanie Vitacco
Business Insider 
Equity Union real estate broker Stephanie Vitacco says the "artificial" housing market of rock bottom mortgage rates is over and it's time for buyers to get "picky" again. "We got really spoiled there," the Encino, California-based Vitacco told CNBC. 


Foster Farms demands property tax refund from Valley county
The Sun
Foster Farms is seeking a nearly $50,000 refund from Stanislaus County for property taxes it claims were incorrectly assessed. The claim centers on the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District's fire suppression assessments for 15 properties located in the Hickman community.


Whole world is watching as Miami's leads way locally in lowering property tax rate
When Miami Mayor Francis Suarez recently announced that commissioners voted to lower the city's property tax rate by 1.2% -- the lowest level since 1964, when the city began keeping such records -- he called it the "only right thing to do" in the wake of runaway inflation amid a post-pandemic recovery.

In November, voters control the fate of the Constitution Revision Commission and two property tax measures
The Capitolist
In addition to the slate of general election candidates and local issues on the ballot in November, three constitutional amendments face a statewide referendum this year. Two are related to property taxes, one relates to a controversial mechanism initially designed to give citizens more control over the constitutional amendment process.

Florida judge steps in as Surfside condo owners hit with enormous property tax bills
Their generosity, however, did not extend to this year. Soon, tax bills will be sent to the 136 unit owners at Champlain Towers South – based on their share of the value of the nearly two-acre oceanfront site, according to the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser's Office.


Many Allegheny County property owners could slash tax bills
Public Source
Many Allegheny County property owners will get the opportunity to slash their real estate taxes. The open questions: By how much? And when? A lawsuit pitting property owners and their advocates against the county and school districts appears to be winding down, bringing a change in how taxes are calculated after assessment appeals.


Lytle and Atascosa leaders reject appraisal district's proposal
The Devine News
Members of the Lytle City Council voted unanimously Monday, August 8, to join with the Atascosa County Commissioners Court in rejecting a proposed 2022-2023 budget for the Atascosa Central Appraisal District that proposed a 12 percent increase from last year.

An oil company is seeking property tax breaks to finance its plans to remove carbon dioxide from Texas skies
Occidental Petroleum is planning to build a series of massive industrial projects in Texas that would be capable of pulling tens of millions of tons of carbon dioxide out of the air, and is seeking substantial state tax breaks to help finance the operations.

Property tax bills could drop for many Travis County homeowners
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 Appraisal District to discuss chief appraiser's fate following public outcry
Star Telegram
The performance of Tarrant County's chief appraiser will be up for discussion Friday. The Tarrant Appraisal District board of directors revised its Friday meeting agenda on Tuesday to add a discussion of whether to dismiss Chief Appraiser Jeff Law after it received complaints accusing him of misconduct during public comment at its June 30 meeting.

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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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