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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/9/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 09, 2021 | 0 Comments


Why China Could Be Serious About a Property Tax Now
Setting the tax low won't bring down house prices much, while charging too much could cause an economic crash. Real estate investment accounts for...


Strictly commercial: Property owners chafe at new assessments
Juneau Empire
Rogers acknowledges that the assessor works with "very limited data" because, until November of 2020, property sales information disclosure was...


Millions Over Budget, Years Late and Glitchy: OC is Still Working on New Property Tax System
The system-- known as ATS for the Assessment Tax System-- handles over $7 billion per year in property taxes in Orange County that funds everything...


On Philanthropy: Nonprofit hospitals highlight important questions about the charity "Grand Bargain"
The Denver Post
which means they typically don't pay income, sales or property tax to local,... The tax exemption -- the taxes nonprofit hospitals don't pay...


Meriden non-profits challenge city tax assessments in court
Meriden Record-Journal
"The Assessor's revocation of Easter Seal Rehab's tax-exempt status is improper and/or illegal in violation of" state statute, the complaint further stated.


Kennesaw eyes 7.3% property tax hike, public hearings to begin Monday
Atlanta Journal Constitution 
The estimated increase on the property tax bill for the owner of a house with a far market value of $225,000 is $49. For non-homestead properties...


Eye on Boise: Rice gets favorable legal opinion on changing property tax assessment system
KPVI News 6
He cited the same section of the Idaho Constitution that requires property taxes to be uniform, because it also allows the Legislature broad discretion in...


Ald. Walter Burnett, wife wrongly claimed 2 homeowner tax exemptions for 8 years
Chicago Sun-Times
...Which includes $351 interest on the outstanding taxes, according to Angelina Romero, a spokeswoman for Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi.

Kaegi's assessment process lacks transparency and will cost jobs
Crain's Chicago Business
The Assessor's unilateral, unsupported decision resulted in a shift of hundreds of millions in property taxes onto commercial properties, an ill-timed...


TAX ABATEMENT: Steel supplier moving to Columbus
The Republic
The Columbus City Council approved a resolution Tuesday granting a 10-year personal property tax abatement to Thormax Enterprises, LLC for new...


Kansas High Court sides with Board of Tax Appeals in River Rock Energy case
...order to refuse to abate filing fees for the multi-property protest appeal. ...with the Court of Appeals direction regarding the fee abatement issue.


Mall abatement stands, appeals board holds
The Ellsworth American
A 2019-20 property tax abatement sought for the Maine Coast Mall that was partially granted by the Board of Appeals in September...


Should non-profits be allowed in commercial zones? Worthington considering options
The Globe
...of having the site removed from property tax rolls. A couple weeks later, staff raised the concern that other non-profits have been granted conditional...


Washoe County assessor appeals protection order over anonymous mailers
Reno Gazette-Journal
Washoe County Assessor Mike Clark is appealing a protection order that was granted against him over anonymous mailers that included a picture of a...


Amherst cuts value of JC Penny at Boulevard Mall by 63%
Buffalo News
The J.C. Penny reduction comes about two months after Town Assessor David Marrano agreed to sharply lower the fair-market value of the main...


Property tax incentives for businesses cost SC schools more than $472M in 2020
Charleston Post Courier 
Schools lose the most when businesses get incentives because school districts rely heavily on commercial property taxes and have far higher tax rates...


As hearings wrap up, ARB upholds most property valuations
The Big Bend Sentinel
In year's past, the county appraisal district has come under fire from the state for undervaluing homes in the county. This year, Ramirez said she...

Property values have risen 17 percent, according to Chief Appraiser
Round Rock Texas
“It's the largest single year increase here in the 21 years I've been Chief Appraiser,” Lankford said. “I talked to my predecessor, Bill Carroll...

Hang on to your wallet: D-FW apartment rents are spiking
The Dallas Morning News
“Rent growth momentum is especially strong among luxury properties, with Class A product rents up 14% year-over-year,” said Greg Willett...


Property taxes increase across region: Spanish Valley home values increase 41%
Moab Sun News Spanish Valley, Monticello, Blanding, and Bluff," said San Juan County Assessor Rick Meyer at a meeting on June 22 to set the county's tax rates.


Michael Long: The Burlington property reappraisal is in shambles
Burlington's property taxes are an inequitable shambles. Redistributing the tax burden to residential properties and on renters and homeowners is...


What's driving property tax increases in Wisconsin? 
Wausau Pilot and Review
Fiscal Facts by Wisconsin Policy Forum. After a decade of modest increases, property taxes in Wisconsin have risen more rapidly over the past two...

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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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