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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/23/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 23, 2022 | 0 Comments


St. Louis County to adjust property tax assessments for flood victims displaced more than a month
The St. Louis County Assessor's Office is offering tax relief to residential property owners who suffered catastrophic damage during the July floods. To qualify, homeowners must be displaced from their home for at least 30 days as a result of flood damage. The county assessor will then pro-rate the 2022 property value for the time the owner is displaced.


New property tax transparency process begins next month
Nebraska taxpayers will soon be notified of proposals to increase their property taxes because of a law passed last year. Legislative Bill 644, the Property Tax Request Act, was signed into law in May 2021 and starting next month requires local governments to notify taxpayers of public hearings related to property tax increase proposals of over 2%.


County officials: Property taxes not enough to cover costs
Some South Dakota counties say the cost of providing essential services is outpacing property tax revenues. Kris Jacobson is Executive Director of the South Dakota Association of County Commissioners. Speaking before a legislative committee studying the state's property tax, Jacobson said Monday that several South Dakota counties are going broke.


Rural district in dire straits
Odessa American
Facing a financial cliff in two years, Fort Davis ISD Superintendent Graydon Hicks is pleading for help from residents and legislators. Fort Davis has 180 students in pre-K through 12th grade and serves a 1,500-square-mile area. Homeowners, ranchers and mom-and-pop businesses are the only tax base, but it is considered property rich.


Rising property values and tax increases equal higher property tax assessments
Lehi Free Press
Each July, Utah County property owners receive their “Notice of Property Valuation and Tax Changes” from the Utah County Clerk. This year, residents will notice the largest value increases ever, with the average home increasing in value by nearly 30%.

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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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