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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/4/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 04, 2022 | 0 Comments


Mall owners say retailers are still opening stores in spite of recession fears
The biggest shopping mall owners in the United States say retailers are still forging ahead with plans to open new stores in spite of growing recession fears and decades-high inflation that's squeezing shoppers' budgets.


Amid housing crisis, California cities look to target vacant homes with taxes
Missoula Current
The city of Berkeley joins a growing list of California cities planning to ask voters whether property owners with vacant homes should be taxed to relieve unprecedented pressure on the housing market.


Denver's shabby sidewalks will be on the ballot in November
Greeley Tribune
Denver voters will have the opportunity to address the city's patchwork of too-narrow, uneven, cracked or, in some places, nonexistent sidewalks come November so long as they're on board with passing a new property tax.


Wind Turbines Taxed As Real Property, Conn. High Court Says
A Connecticut energy facility's wind turbines must be taxed as real property, but electrical equipment associated with the turbines should be classified as personal property, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday...

Trumbull approves $1.6M tax refund on Merritt Blvd. properties
The town council approved a $1.65 million refund of property taxes dating back nearly a decade Monday. The payment was based on a 2015 court case in which Digital Realty claimed Trumbull had overvalued its properties at 60 and 80 Merritt Blvd. in the 2013 and 2014 assessments.


Buc-ee's is coming to Golden Isles
The worst kept secret in the Golden Isles was finally made public at Tuesday's Golden Isles Development Authority meeting. A Buc-ee's travel center is coming to the Interstate 95 interchange at Exit 42.


How assessment methods impact Idaho commercial property tax
Property taxes for homeowners skyrockted in recent years – dominating headlines in Idaho and discussions at the Legislature every winter, but homes are only part of the issue. Commercial properties, like office buildings and your favorite retail store, also pay property taxes. 


Almost $1B in property taxes would be used in CTA funding plan for $3.6B Red Line extension
The $3.6 billion project will extend the Red Line to 130th Street from its current terminus at 95th Street. The CTA must come up with $1.44 billion, and plans to raise $950 million of that with a transit TIF similar to one created to fund a Red Line rehab on the North Side.


Joplin property tax for public safety fails
According to complete but unofficial results from Jasper and Newton counties, the vote was 4,463 against Proposition Public Safety and 3,586 in favor of the measure, which would have raised property and personal property taxes by $1 per $100 assessed valuation.

Voters in Marion County deny property tax increase for nursing home
Marion County residents voted against a property tax increase to help a Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Tuesday's primary election. The tax would have increased from $.1380 to $.3500.


Owner of dead store at dead Central NY mall wants big tax break
The owner of the vacant Sears store at ShoppingTown mall is suing the town of DeWitt seeking an 80% reduction in its tax assessment. Transform Midco LLC, a Sears-affiliated company that owns the former department store and its former auto repair shop on a nearby parcel, filed the lawsuit July 12 in state Supreme Court in Onondaga County.


Former deputy county attorney says office colludes with assessor to defeat tax appeals
Oil City News
Casper attorney and former deputy Natrona County attorney Tom Green says he's just one of thousands of property tax protesters who have been shortchanged in the appeals process by “misrepresentations of the law” and deprivation of evidence.

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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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