Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/16/2021

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Tax abatements for new equipment for Canfor's Fulton mill and funds for a truck turn lane at Jackson's PCA mill talked
Clarke County Democrat
Clarke-Washington Economic Developer Rosalyn Sales asked about tax abatements for Canfor in the purchasing of equipment for the Fulton sawmill. 


Tax watchdog group says Arizona school districts poised to raise property taxes by $100 million...
Chamber Business News
This increase more than doubles state school district spending on the same item in FY2021, when $79,295,907 in property tax dollars were allocated for...


How rising property taxes are disproportionately impacting low-income, gentrified neighborhoods
Tax assessors do not necessarily consider property owner's income when evaluating real estate conditions, and the addition of higher-end buildings...


Logistics company plans to expand, bring 500 new jobs to Cobb County
Atlanta Journal Constitution
...board independent of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, gave the company a 10-year property tax abatement in the new facility.

Fulton authority gives tax breaks to projects in hot markets, AJC finds
Atlanta Journal Constitution 
The Beltline as originally envisioned was supposed to generate much of its funding through the growth of future property tax revenue. Though...


TAXES: Idaho's painful imbalance
Coeur d'Alene Press
No one enjoys paying taxes, but when the tax system is fair and balanced we can at least not get too angry. But what about when residential property...

The less obvious property tax pain
Coeur d'Alene Press
Spirit Lake- Ralph Wheeler doesn't feel bitterness when the property tax bill for his home arrives in the mailbox. "It's disappointing," he said softly...


Kaegi: Assessments tied to good data 'will not bring about doom'
Crain's Chicago Business
...Chamber of Commerce's claim that the assessor's office isn't transparent is "a while other level of unreal," writes Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi.


Madison County solar farm case could go to state Supreme Court
Yahoo News
...effectively eliminating the possibility of obtaining a tax abatement. The proposed project covers about 850 to 900 acres in northern Madison County...


One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Appraisal...It's Time to Inspect the Property Tax Rolls!
The National Law Review
Check with the individual assessor to determine if the in-person visits the Assessor's value can be appealed to the local Board of Review.


Maine Voices: All Mainers face unfairly inflating property tax burdens
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Letters informing residents of anticipated property tax change brought shock to many longtime Portland property owners. This is especially true among...


High Court Denies Ocean City's Tax Differential Appeal
The Dispatch
For example, Ocean City residents pay the same property tax rate as property owners in the county at-large, while their municipal property taxes pay...


Jefferson County real estate values up 10.5 percent, personal property assessments up 12.7 percent
Leader Publications
By law, all the Assessor's Office does is fix the value of taxable property. "When the districts set their tax rates for 2021, they can't bring in a windfall of...


New Nebraska property tax law may be prompting closer look at rates
Platte Institute
On top of that, Nebraska local governments levy $4.5 billion in local property taxes annually. Sales tax exemptions contribute to these problems, putting...


Sticker shock: Austin home price gains are near the top for the U.S.
The Dallas Morning News
Second-quarter home prices were up by double-digit percentages in more than 90% of U.S. metro areas. And Dallas-Fort Worth was one of the markets with a huge...

Heights still struggling to recoup lost tax revenue due to HB 3613
The Killeen Daily Herald
Cumulatively, the city has foregone $14,283,822 in ad valorem tax revenue since the 100% disabled veteran relief was passed by the Texas...

Lubbock County Commissioners consider ballot initiative for tax hike
The proposal would raise the ad-valorem rate from $0.339978 to $0.359990 if passed. That is slightly more than two cents per $100 of assessed...


Tacoma council approves property tax break for Hilltop apartment project
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
The Tacoma City Council on Tuesday evening approved an eight-year multifamily property tax exemption (MFTE) for the planned G Street Apartments...

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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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