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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/1/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 01, 2019 | 0 Comments


Attorneys file final pleas in Walmart property-tax case
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (blog)
Jonesboro attorney Ryan Wilson, representing Walmart, said the tax assessor's office "offered absolutely no documentary proof to contradict" the ...


Judge won't allow DA to bow out of case against Contra Costa assessor
East Bay Times
MARTINEZ — In a decision she indicated was not a close call, a Contra Costa County judge denied motions that would have allowed the District ...


Larimer County assessor pledged fairness, then set property value protest record
The Coloradoan
Sitting beside his opponent in a Coloradoan conference room last year, Bob Overbeck faced the camera and declared himself "the candidate of ...

A new assessor. A record number of property assessment protests. We take a look at how we got ...
The Coloradoan
Editor's note: Coloradoan reporter Jacy Marmaduke has spent months following the impacts of the recent property assessments in Larimer County.


Indiana Tax Case Study: Avoiding Procedural Pitfalls, Churches Attain Property Tax Exemptions
JD Supra (press release)
Boone County Assessor and First Baptist Church of Lebanon Indiana, Inc. v. Boone County Assessor — a church indisputably owned and used the ...


Property tax appeals board gets a better look at Gov. Matt Bevin's mansion this time
Courier Journal
A local property tax appeals board got another look at Gov. Matt Bevin's mansion in Anchorage on Wednesday. And, unlike two years ago when ...


Boxborough could face 353k loss in annual tax revenue
Wicked Local
Boxborough could face an annual tax revenue loss up to $353,261, according to Boxborough Town Administrator Ryan Ferrara and Town Assessor ...


If they want to raise property taxes, boards in Nebraska will have to add another hearing and a vote
Omaha World-Herald
Too often, spending critics say, local politicians celebrate no increase in local property tax rates as no increase in property taxes. Then Nebraskans get ...


Private housing developer in Akron gets another break from the city
Akron Beacon Journal
That's on top of the developer getting a 15-year, 100 percent property tax abatement on the value of the new homes. The savings on future tax bills can ...


Bell County certified property values top $20 billion
Temple Daily Telegram
They grew by about 11 percent to more than $20 billion this year, according to new data from the Tax Appraisal District of Bell County.

Nine of 10 property value protests were successful, but tax bills may still go up
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
He has about 820 protests yet to be considered by the appraisal district. ... on tax rates set by cities, counties, school boards and hospital districts.


Court Backs Little Debbie In Tax Dispute
Bacon's Rebellion
The July 18 opinion by Chief Justice Donald Lemons (here) reverses a lower ... The company's own appraiser set the value at about half that amount, ...

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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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