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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/30/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 30, 2021 | 0 Comments


Proposal to lower Colorado property taxes makes the November ballot
Colorado Politics
Colorado voters will get the chance to vote on lower property taxes this November...The proposal would permanently cut Colorado's residential property tax...


Petition forces referendum on tax abatement for proposed Campbell Grain project
The Westerly Sun
STONINGTON — Residents concerned about a tax abatement passed for a proposed development at the Campbell Grain property during a town meeting earlier this ...


Empty-home tax gains momentum on Oahu amid affordable housing shortage
Creating tens of thousands more local rental units while raising lots of money for the City – it sounds like a win-win but it could come at the expense of folks who own empty homes and condos.


Growth, politics and budget caps pose conundrum for small Idaho city
Idaho Press
Greenleaf has only 297 homes now. The proposed subdivision would mean 37% growth. And if the budget can't increase, the city couldn't provide services such as police protection to the new homes.


Residents In Worth See Alarming Spike In Property Taxes, Some Due To Missed Exemptions 
CBS Chicago 
Worth, Illinois, is known as the friendly village. But many residents are complaining about a not-so-friendly jump in their property taxes. They say their bills went up — way up.


Indiana Supreme Court Finds Homeowners' Associations Could Challenge Property Tax
Bloomberg Tax
Taxpayers further alleged the assessments were levied against the wrong person and the county assessor failed to apply a base rate discount, which the Board...

Council Oks $3.5 million abatement 
Seymour Tribune
Staff Reports. A Seymour firm that manufactures boxes and retail displays recently received a 10-year $3.5 million tax abatement for the purchase and...


Judge: Davenport church must pay tens of thousands in property taxes after mix-up
Quad-City Times
A northwest Davenport church embroiled in a years-long property tax dispute must pay tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes, a Scott County District Court judge recently ruled.

Other Voices: Time to solve Iowa's property tax problem
Sioux City Journal
Iowans are growing more frustrated with high property taxes and a solution is needed. Since 2000 Iowa property taxes have increased 122 percent...


20 jobs, but $54 million in tax breaks for Google center in Columbus 
A multibillion-dollar tech company will benefit from more than $54 million in tax breaks, to build a data center that will bring 20 jobs to Columbus. The Columbus City Council overwhelmingly approved...


Tenn. Shopping Center Assessment Was Correct, Board Rules
A property valuation of a Tennessee shopping center was correct because the assessor's income approach was the accepted and more reliable approach to valuing the property, an administrative law judge ruled...


Rogers: What's the deal with property taxes?
Brownwood Bulletin 
Glenn Rogers represents House District 60 in the Texas Legislature. ...purpose districts, are to be run through dedicated county appraisal districts. 

Taxpayer loses case as Fort Bend Democrats' rule against Republican commissioner 
The argument boiled down to Commissioner Meyers overruling the tax assessor's finding. The county attorney implied that the commissioner had no authority to...

Dallas-Fort Worth home prices are 32% overvalued, new study finds
The Dallas Morning News
The Austin area ranks second in the nation for overvalued housing, with buyers paying a more than 50% premium price compared with past trends, according to a new analysis by professors...

D-FW construction starts are up by more than 20% this year
The Dallas Morning News
Through the first seven months of the year, construction has started on more than $16.7 billion in D-FW real estate projects — an increase of 22% compared with the same period last year...

Waco ISD trustees cut tax rate by 2 cents; rising appraisals mean many will pay more
Waco Tribune-Herald 
Waco Independent School District taxpayers will see a drop in the tax rate this year, but may end up paying more in taxes due to increased property values. 

Lawsuit filed against Jefferson County Appraisal District 
Daily Advent 
Associates filed the first of what will likely be a string of hotly contested and politicized lawsuits against the Jefferson County Appraisal District. 

Texas lawmakers pass property tax cut for new homeowners; Next: Relief for seniors and the disabled.
Houston Chronicle 
The estimated 250,000 Texans who buy new homes each year that qualify for homestead exemptions will soon become immediately eligible to receive the property tax breaks...

Reports: Austin will be least affordable city outside of California by December
KPVI News 6
Austin has one of the highest property taxes in the US, with the city council raising taxes by 100% over a 13-year period. In 2008, the annual Austin...

Texas lawmakers pass property tax cut for new homeowners. Next: Relief for seniors and the disabled
Houston Chronicle 
A second, more expansive tax proposal would extend the Legislature's 2019 cuts on school property tax rates to elderly and disabled homeowners, providing a...


T-Mobile Property Can Be Centrally Assessed, Va. Panel Says
A Virginia commission sided with a T-Mobile unit and found that much of its retail and other properties in the state should be centrally assessed by the commonwealth and not assessed...

Va.'s reliance on tax credits for land conservation is 'certainly not equitable,' review finds
The Daily Progress
Nearly all of Virginia's $1.8 billion in spending on land conservation over the past two decades has gone toward tax credits for private land...


Rising housing prices drive jump in assessed property values, Assessor's Office says
The Olympian
Local taxing authorities set their own budgets and tax rates while the Assessor determines assessed values based on market rates. Taxing authorities include...


Senate hopeful Lasry got property tax breaks in 2 states
69 News
Alex Lasry, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin and son of a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, benefitted from nearly $24,000 in property tax breaks...

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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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