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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/23/2019

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 23, 2019 | 0 Comments


After failing to harvest Christmas tree crop, Surrey land owners lose farm classification of property
The Kirsches claimed that the assessor had a “fiduciary duty” to advise them after the inspection that they were required to have and report an income ...


How a 2020 initiative to split Prop. 13 would increase commercial property taxes
The Mercury News
The state taxes those premises in two ways — through a property tax of the land and structures and through a personal business tax levied on fixtures, ...


Idaho House GOP leadership: Escalating property taxes are 'absolute madness'
Idaho Statesman
Property tax reform is a top-line item for Idaho House GOP leaders. “This is absolute madness. There is no reason why we should have a 10% ...


Commercial developers dispute tax assessments adopted by supervisors
Madison County Journal
The Madison County Board of Supervisors on Monday backed Tax Assessor Norman Cannady on three high-dollar tax appraisals disputed by the ...


New York Says Real Property Tax Exemption Doesn't Apply to Telecom Cables
Salt Shaker
The New York Appellate Division ruled that telecommunication companies' fiber optic cables do not qualify for a property tax exemption for such ...

Brookhaven IDA rejects tax break for apartment complex on golf course
A request for property tax breaks for a 200-unit senior apartment complex at a South Setauket golf course has been rejected by the Brookhaven Town ...


College Station School Board Agrees To Make A Six Digit Property Tax Refund
The Houston company that owns the Century Square development at University and South College has won a property valuation appeal that results in ...

A new Texas law orders a school board president to quit his job. But in defiance, he says, 'no'
Dallas News
Unlike Armstrong, Lewisville Mayor Rudy Durham says he will resign as mayor and keep his job as Denton County's chief appraiser to comply with a ...


Walmart sues Beaver Dam to lower tax bill despite $6.18 million incentive from city
The Walmart store in Beaver Dam was built in a tax incremental finance district. In such a district, property taxes collected are used to repay the cost of ...

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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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