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

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/18/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

GEORGIA

Rockdale Democratic Party urges state lawmakers to reform Georgia's property appraisal system after BOC approves millage rate increase
On Common Ground News
Despite public outcry at three separate public hearings, the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners approved an 18.69 percent millage rate increase on Aug. 12. Commissioner Doreen Williams defended the increase from 16.69 percent, saying the additional 2 mill was needed to build a new courthouse.


State claims county tax digest too low, county to appeal audit findings
northwestgeorgianews.com
A state audit on the most recent Gordon County tax digest claims local taxpayers weren't charged enough. County officials, however, plan to challenge the state's opinion on the matter in favor of local property owners.


NEBRASKA

Neb. Apartment Complex Improperly Assessed, Tax Board Says
Law360
A Nebraska county board of equalization improperly assessed a 49-unit apartment complex for tax years 2018 through 2020, the state's tax commission ruled, finding the board's decision was arbitrary or unreasonable...


NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Court Restores Taxpayer's Assessment Appeal Rights
Bloomberg Tax
The city of Brigantine, N.J. improperly denied a business taxpayer's property assessment appeal because the assessor failed to give proper notice regarding the business's appeal rights, the Tax Court of New Jersey ruled.


Kennedy Dancers continue legal fight over non-profit status
Hudson Reporter
The Kennedy Dancers are a non-profit dance organization who have been fighting a property tax bill from Jersey City. The company is continuing to pursue its case in court, hoping to preserve its non-profit status and dismiss a demand from the city's tax assessor.


TEXAS

Oil and gas evaluations lead to increase in county tax roll values
LMT
The Webb County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve the Certified Tax Roll Values for tax year 2022 at its Aug. 8 meeting. This is just one step as part of Texas Code Chapter 26 in which counties appraise and assess property tax rates for each year.


Abatement OK'd for Company Bringing $30 Million Plant to Lufkin
Kicks105
The City of Lufkin released news today that the Lufkin Economic Development Corporation Board unanimously approved a tax abatement for Francis Innovation Operations – a nitrile glove manufacturer promising to bring a $30 million facility and 100 jobs to the city.


Harris County Appraisal District board votes to change name
Community Impact
The HCAD's board of directors voted Aug. 17 voted to change its name to the Harris Central Appraisal District. No other changes will accompany the switch. The name change will take effect in 2023 to avoid confusion for property owners and allow the appraisal district time to update signs, forms and letterhead.


WEST VIRGINIA

W.Va. lawmakers say tax reform not dead as special session remains paused
Journal-news
While Capitol watchers wait for the special session of the West Virginia Legislature to resume as the state Senate and House of Delegates negotiate differences of opinion on an abortion ban law, efforts to provide tax relief might still be a distant possibility.

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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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