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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/5/2019

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ARIZONA

Mixed opinions on rising property valuation
Nogales International
The combined valuation in the county has grown to $3.3 billion this year – that's up from $2.8 billion in 2015 – according to County Assessor Felipe ...

CALIFORNIA

Some of the Bay Area's biggest property owners don't pay property tax. Here's why
San Francisco Chronicle
In the mid-1970s, the Santa Clara County assessor tried to tax the golf course, saying it didn't qualify under the state law that exempts land “used ...

COLORADO

Jeffco commissioners send sweeping Taxpayer's Bill of Rights revenue override to ballot
Complete Colorado
The ballot measure goes on to exempt all non-property tax revenues collected after 2027 from TABOR, allowing the County to keep it in perpetuity.

CONNECTICUT

Tax breaks can be a lifeline for a city
Waterbury Republican American
“Tax abatements are part of the economic-development tool kit,” said Erik Johnson, the director of development services for the city of Hartford and a ...

FLORIDA

Miami Beach property values grow, but not enough. City has a budget shortfall.
Miami Herald
According to Miami-Dade County's property tax appraiser, Miami Beach saw a 3.1 percent growth this year in overall taxable value of property, a little ...

ILLINOIS

Gov. Pritzker signs bill for property tax relief task force
WIFR
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a new law Friday creating the Property TaxRelief Task Force. Task force members will ...

IOWA

Iowa wants court to intervene in Guthrie County Assessor dispute
WHO Radio - iHeartRadio
A citizen had complained that Guthrie County Assessor Nikki Carrick valued her own property substantially less less than similar properties owned by ...

KANSAS

Kansas, Missouri governors agree to cease-fire in business incentive border war
The Topeka Capital-Journal
She urged Missouri cities to limit property tax abatement for relocating companies to the 10-year term allowed under the Kansas Constitution rather ...

MISSOURI

Grandview mayor devastated by botched property tax assessment
KCTV Kansas City
Jones lists two examples of commercial properties that were fully constructed and operational at the end of 2018 but somehow the county does not ...

Kansas, Missouri governors agree to cease-fire in business incentive border war
The Topeka Capital-Journal
She urged Missouri cities to limit property tax abatement for relocating companies to the 10-year term allowed under the Kansas Constitution rather ...

NEW JERSEY

The 30 NJ towns paying the highest school tax bills
NJ.com
If you've been complaining that your property taxes keep going up, just know that you're not alone. New Jersey highest-in-the-nation property taxes ...

NEW MEXICO

PNM's preferred replacement power plan means less property tax for San Juan County
Farmington Daily Times
San Juan County Assessor Jimmy Voita speaks about the property tax impact of closing the San Juan Generating Station, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, ...

NEW YORK

An Old, Unfair System: New York City's Property Tax Conundrum - Part II
Gotham Gazette
Part three will be published soon. Elected officials and their critics alike have decried the complexity and inequality of the state's property tax system.

OHIO

Zillow tax error frustrates Cuyahoga County home buyers, sellers
cleveland.com
“After a recent review of Cuyahoga County's data, it appears the vendor provided us with an estimated property tax calculation, not the current year's ...

PENNSYLVANIA

School property tax elimination debate has reached “tipping point,” Boscola says
Allentown Morning Call
She was appointed to a bipartisan legislative work group tasked with creating a plan to eradicate school property taxes and generate the $14 ...

TEXAS

Tax office seizes equipment from Beaumont contractor with over $500000 in unpaid taxes
12newsnow.com KBMT-KJAC
The Jefferson County Tax assessor-collector, Allison Getz, with help from Jefferson County Precinct 4 Constable Bryan Werner and his chief deputy ...

Appraisal district revokes other long-running religious exemptions
Denton Record Chronicle
State law allows for several kinds of property tax exemptions for institutions, ... For a religious exemption, the property must be owned by a qualified ...

VIRGINIA

Report: WV governor's companies owe $2M Virginia tax debt
WDTV
Report: WV governor's companies owe $2M Virginia tax debt ... That same month, his coal companies promised to pay huge property tax debts to ...

Montgomery County calls for more taxes from Tech Foundation properties
Roanoke Times
However, that projected tax figure is a fraction of what those properties — valued at an estimated $72.2 million — would earn for the county if they ...

WISCONSIN

Sam's Club sues city over taxes
Leader-Telegram
Municipal land records show the city's current assessment is slightly down from the $6.7 million value used to determine property tax bills as late as ...

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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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