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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/1/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 01, 2022 | 0 Comments


Kern County assessor: Taxable property values increased $11.7B versus previous year
Kern Valley Sun
Kern County Assessor-Recorder Jon Lifquist is pleased to announce the completion of the 2022-23 assessment roll. The total assessed value of all taxable property in the county, as of Jan. 1, now stands at $115.3 billion, an $11.7 billion increase in locally assessed property over the prior year.


Steaming housing market yields high property tax bill for metro Atlanta homeowners
Atlanta's housing market is still hot, and that doesn't just impact people looking to buy, but people who already own. Many owners have just received their tax bills, and some might have sticker shock. Robert Haynes, 61, lives in the Brookwood Park neighborhood, off Old Norcross Tucker Road. His bill arrived Monday for more than $3,550.


Kansas' new Retail Storefront Property Tax relief program set to launch in October
Newstalk KZRG
Today, Governor Laura Kelly announced that Kansas is launching the application process for the COVID-19 Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief program in October. She urged Kansas small business owners to verify they are registered for a federal Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) ahead of the application process opening.


JCPS board lowers property tax rate for second consecutive year
The board set Jefferson County Public Schools' property tax rate at 76.3 cents per $100 of assessed value for upcoming tax bills, down from 79.6 cents per $100 of assessed value last year. The board's approval followed a public hearing in which few attended and no one spoke for or against the proposed rate.


Mo. Religious Group Denied Property Tax Break For HQ
A Missouri nonprofit organization is not entitled to an ad valorem exemption for a property it intends to use as its headquarters because the property would only be used in support...


Court Strikes Down Tax Breaks for Atlantic City Casinos
A Superior Court judge in New Jersey has struck down a state law granting Atlantic City's casinos tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks, saying that the measure was passed on dubious grounds and violated the state Constitution.

North Bergen amends five-year tax exemption, introduces another for 30 years
Hudson Reporter
North Bergen has amended a five-year tax exemption it granted to a redeveloper to support an already-constructed hotel. Meanwhile, the township is contemplating granting another tax exemption for 30 years for a planned residential redevelopment.


Gov. Wolf ​Announces Bonus ​Property Tax Relief Hitting Bank Accounts Now
Governor PA
Today, Governor Tom Wolf reminded Pennsylvanians that one-time bonus rebates for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) Program are being distributed now. “If you already received your PTRR check for this year, don't be surprised when your bonus payment hits your bank account or your mailbox,” said Gov. Wolf. 


Lexington Industrial Board Approves Property for New Retail Business
Lexington Progress
The Lexington Industrial Development Board approved an option to purchase agreement for the sale of property on Tennessee 22 North, Friday, August 26, 2022. The board also began the process for tax increment financing on a new subdivision in north Lexington.


Salt Lake City Council approves property tax increase
Axios Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City homeowners will see a $130.45 annual property tax increase for a median-priced home valued at $520,000. Driving the news: The Salt Lake City Council approved a 4.9% property tax increase on Monday, following two public input hearings.

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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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