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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/15/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 15, 2022 | 0 Comments


Weak attacks on Proposition 13 fail again
Daily Breeze
Two-thirds of California voters consistently tell pollsters that they think Proposition 13 is a good thing, but even with more than 40 years of constant support, Proposition 13 is still attacked by people who are mad that it's so effective at protecting taxpayers.

If Prop. 13 didn't' exist you couldn't afford to live near the $1.1M Valley resale home
Turlock Journal
Thirteen, contrary to popular culture, is a lucky number. Especially when it comes to buyers who barely qualify to purchase a home. It's because Proposition 13 protects them just as much as it does someone that has resided in the same home for the past 30 years.


Nassau IDA votes to end property tax agreement with Amazon over lack of new jobs at Syosset warehouse
Amazon has lost millions of dollars in tax breaks for its Syosset warehouse at the former Cerro Wire just off the Long Island Expressway. Nassau County's Industrial Development Agency voted to end a property tax agreement with the company.


PA farmers call Oz's $50,000 property tax break 'unethical'
A $50,000 tax break for Republican Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz's $3.1 million Montgomery County home has some farmers outraged over an "unethical" use of a tax relief program designed to support working farms.


Tarrant chief appraiser, high-level executive suspended
Fort Worth Report
During the public comment period, many speakers voiced they lost public trust in Tarrant Appraisal District staff following the controversy surrounding Crouch. Many asked Law to “do the right thing.” “There's a reason there's an overflow crowd,” resident Roy Light told board members. 

Deloitte University's tax abatement agreement with Tarrant County calls for $300M capital investment
Community Impact
Deloitte University in Westlake is moving ahead with an estimated $300 million expansion plan after receiving a 10-year property tax abatement from Tarrant County. The leadership development and innovation center that includes an 800-room corporate hotel provides training not only for Deloitte employees but also for leaders from around the world who serve in the public and private sector.

County commissioners expected to approve appraisal district audit
Victoria County commissioners are expected to hear a presentation from the Victoria Central Appraisal District at their Monday morning meeting, during which property tax rates will be discussed. County Judge Ben Zeller said commissioners are expected to consider whether an independent audit should be conducted.

Average home value in Liberty County jumped by 22.5 percent in 2022
Bluebonnet News
If you have looked for homes and property lately in Liberty County, you might be feeling a little sticker shock. That's because the price of an average home is now $198,403, up from $161,729 in 2021, a difference of $36,674 in one year's time for the same home or property with no additional improvements.

Amarillo brings in next high-profile employer with Producer Owned Beef
Amarillo Globe News
With the recent announcement of the Producer Owned Beef LLC's decision to build its $670 million dollar facility in East Amarillo between US Hwy 287 and I-40 on 1,108 acres of land, the city of Amarillo has brought in another high-profile employer that will add 1,600 jobs to the area.

Dallas facing largest property tax drop in 40 years
Dallas City Council members got their first look at the new, proposed budget recently. And to say they liked what they saw might be an understatement as it includes “substantial” increases in both property tax revenue and sales tax revenue.

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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