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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/5/2023

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 05, 2023 | 0 Comments


Delayed property assessments leaves municipalities 'stuck' with outdated validation system
Sault Star
The government has announced it will review Ontario's property assessment and taxation system. The last scheduled assessment for 2020 was deferred by the provincial government as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some municipal governments had anticipated the return of the process in time for 2024 budgets.


2022 Arizona law unintentionally creates tax increase for some Pima County residents
A law passed by the Arizona Legislature in 2022 is having unintended consequences. It's creating a significant property tax rate increase for some school districts. Pima County Treasurer Beth Ford said property owners in the Continental School District will see a 17% increase on average in their school district property taxes when bills go Sept. 7. 


USD 453 budget video makes deceptive property tax claims
The Sentinel
New Leavenworth Superintendent Dr. Kellen Adams posted a recent video to justify the proposal for USD 453 to exceed the Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) for the 2023-24 school year, but was Adams not entirely forthcoming in his presentation. Dr. Adams claimed at one point: “Last year, the Leavenworth board of education voted for a budget reduction…”


Group files affidavit for petition to recall the tax rate set by Christian County School Board
An affidavit to petition has officially been filed with the Christian County Clerk's Office as of Friday afternoon to recall the tax rate recently passed by the Christian County School Board at their August 17 meeting. The group Citizens Right to Vote On Tax Increases has filed the paperwork, contending the rate set by the board is above the four percent allowable by the Kentucky Revised Statutes. 


Erroll Williams: Higher assessments don't mean higher taxes
I would like to thank the people of New Orleans for a remarkably successful open rolls period. We made over 130,000 changes to property values, and the long lines that historically have been synonymous with this time of year were nowhere to be seen. Now with the assessment rolls closed, I want to make it known that I recognize the concern this year's quadrennial revaluation caused in our community, especially in light of the skyrocketing cost of home insurance and the stubborn persistence of inflation.


Cooldown Of DFW's Apartment Market Pits Well-Heeled Owners Against Rookie Investors
Short-term pain is on the horizon for DFW's apartment industry as interest rates remain elevated and a supply glut takes hold. Top developers, investors and lenders came together at the Bisnow Multifamily Annual Conference to discuss the state of DFW's apartment market and whether reports of the sector's fall from grace is enough to slow the breakneck pace of activity seen over the past few years.

Tarrant chief appraiser resigns after votes of no confidence
Fort Worth Report
His resignation comes three days after the Tarrant County Commissioners Court took a vote of no confidence against Law, citing years of issues that have resulted in a loss of faith in the chief appraiser. Mansfield City Council also took a vote of no confidence against Law on Aug. 28.


Understanding Utah's Property Tax Burden and the Tax Shift Phenomenon
Clayton County Register
Utah homeowners are once again facing high property tax bills this year, and it's causing confusion and frustration. Despite a dip in home values, many homeowners are seeing their tax burden increase. On the flip side, some homeowners are experiencing rising home values but a decrease in their tax burden. The key issue at play is the “tax shift,” a phenomenon in Utah's tax system that heavily impacts residential property owners.


Walmart fighting Burlington tax bill despite court ruling
Journal Times
Despite a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on the “dark store” property tax issue, Walmart is continuing a court fight with the City of Burlington over the retail giant's local tax bill. Circuit Judge David Paulson has scheduled a jury trial starting July 30, 2024, on Walmart's contention that the city is inflating the taxable value of the retailer's store at 1901 Milwaukee Ave.

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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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