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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/8/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

ALASKA

Property assessment appeal accepted by Juneau Assembly, question of jurisdiction arise
KINY
However, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted Monday to accept an appeal sent to the body by Greg Adler, on behalf of Goldstein Improvement, challenging the assessed value of two properties in the city.


CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles County's newest chief appraiser knows the value of intangibles
Simi Valley Acorn
Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang has promoted longtime Simi Valley resident Richard “Jerry” House to the executive position of chief appraiser over the Major Exemptions and Legal Services sections.


DELAWARE

New Castle County Reassessment Process Moving Along
JDSupra
New Castle County has announced that the firm conducting its countywide reassessment is now out in the field and inspecting properties, including commercial, office, and other non-residential properties. The goal is to inspect every property in the County. 


MASSACHUSETTS

Disabled Mother Wins Legal Fight to Keep Family Home From Property Tax Collectors
Foundation for Economic Education
After Mary Ann Dupere had a stroke in 2010, her daughter, Tina, became her caretaker in the family's Dartmouth, Massachusetts home of 42 years. But, because of an outstanding property tax debt of only 0.7% of the home's total worth, they faced eviction.


MINNESOTA

Soaring property values shock owners in Minn. lake country
StarTribune.com
In the four-plus decades that Bruce Anderson has owned his lake lot, the value crept up from the $6,500 he paid in 1977 to $98,000 last year. Then the latest property assessment...


MISSISSIPPI

Rankin County tax assessor arrested, AG‘s office charges him with rape
Darkhorse Press
Byram Police Chief David Errington confirmed that John Sullivan was stopped for careless driving on March 26 at 2 a.m. Upon further investigation, it was determined that he was allegedly operating his vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. 


NEW YORK

Empty Amazon warehouse in Hamburg gets scrutiny over tax breaks
buffalonews.com
As Amazon.com seeks more than $124 million in tax breaks for a massive distribution center in Niagara County, the e-commerce giant is facing scrutiny in Hamburg over a warehouse that was completed in March but remains empty – despite the company getting nearly $7 million in tax breaks for that smaller project.


TEXAS

Texas Bullet Train Challenged Over Property Taxes
Houston Press
The hits just keep on coming for Texas Central. Now a number of Texas counties contend that the company behind the planned 236-mile, Houston-to-Dallas highspeed rail line is behind on property taxes.


Texas speaker says Legislature will revive Chapter 313 tax break program
The Texas Tribune
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, said Thursday he is confident the Legislature can find a way to revive a multibillion-dollar corporate tax break program intended to attract large companies to Texas.


VIRGINIA

Portsmouth sold a property for $3M below its assessed value. Then the city slashed the assessment in half.
Pilot 
For years, a piece of city-owned land sat dormant on McLean Street in Portsmouth. The property was large — a little over 31 acres — but it needed...

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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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