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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/13/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 13, 2021 | 0 Comments


Property assessment increases this year are based on errors, business owner claims
Moose Jaw Today
This year's property assessment increases were “quite the surprise” for Kristy Van Slyck, who dug deep into the numbers and found what she believes are errors in how properties were assessed.


Will CT's race to attract data centers pay off? For some, it's unclear
The CT Mirror
As more and more businesses have shifted IT operations to the cloud, state leaders around the country turned to data centers — the giant server warehouses that power the internet — as one way to rejuvenate their economies coming out of the Great Recession.


Cornell uses mother-in-law's Save Our Homes benefit to pay half the property taxes of his neighbors
Alachua Chronicle
The tax bill is based on the taxable value, which reflected a $50,500 homestead exemption. The following year, the home's assessed value dropped...


TAX MAN: Is it time for a vacant-homes tax?
Now, KHON2 is reporting that there is new momentum for the bill following some discussion by the city's Real Property Tax Advisory Commission.


Donald Trump's Chicago property tax was slashed by 30% because retail space in the city's Trump Tower was mostly empty
Business Insider
The building's retail space had its assessed value cut to $12.5 million, down from $19.9 million, the report said. The assessed value was cut by about 37% because about 95% of the square footage was vacant...

Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago gets a $300,000 property tax...
Chicago Sun-Times
This is one of the photos that a lawyer for Donald Trump filed with the Cook County assessor's office of the retail space at Trump International Hotel...


Decrease in assessed value 'somewhat expected,' Barras says
The Daily Iberian
But a large part of the assessor's job is to value and assess taxes on business inventory and equipment, like tractors, large pumps and boats that...


Mo. Tax Commission Nixes Value Of Some Landfill Parcels 
The State Tax Commission of Missouri determined Friday that 10 of 17 parcels located on or near a closed landfill undergoing remediation had no market value, partially overturning a county board's...

Next Steps: Property tax assessment reform
The Missouri Times
While taxes are often discussed in the upper chamber, several attempts at altering the state's property assessment policies have failed to make it across the finish line over the past few years.


FY 2022 Will Herald Prevailing Wage Requirement for Tax Abatements
On Labor Day, Governor Kathy Hochul signed Senate bill S6350A that prohibits most individual unit owners or shareholders in condominiums (condos) or cooperatives (coops) from obtaining or maintaining tax abatements under section 467-a...


Johnstown Galleria sold to creditor at sheriff's sale
The Tribune Democrat
The first bid started at the sheriff's department costs of setting up the sale – $238,718. No other bidders engaged; otherwise, the legal counsel for U.S. Bank National likely...

Pa. Bill Seeks Residential Property Tax Cap Based On Income
H.B. 1851, introduced Thursday, proposes to allow state lawmakers to create exemptions for portions of a local government's property taxes that...


County to forgive $800K in taxes
The Lancaster News
About $1 million in delinquent taxes is owed to the county on defaulted properties in the massive Edgewater development along Fishing Creek. Lancaster County officials have agreed with a plan to forgive 80 percent of the total $1,096,587...


Austin ISD looks to raise property taxes, send nearly half of local revenue to state
Austin American-Statesman
Homeowners in the Austin school district could see their taxes go up by an average of almost $300 under the district's new proposed tax rate.

Dallas, Fort Worth taxpayers could see higher property tax bills despite lower rates
in Forney
Homeowners in Dallas and Fort Worth could see higher property tax bills this year despite both cities voting to lower their property tax rates.


Francis raises taxes 30% despite opposition at hearing
The Park Record
The Francis City Council last month voted to increase property taxes by 31%, something that Mayor Byron Ames said was necessary to pay for road...

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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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