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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/15/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Where Do People Pay the Most in Property Taxes?
Tax Foundation
Median property taxes paid vary widely across (and within) the 50 states. The lowest bills in the country are in eight counties or county equivalents with median property taxes of less than $200 a year...

Report: Bustling holiday shopping season ahead
AXIOS
Brick and mortar retailers' sales will also be up over the same period, but by just 9%, estimates a new Deloitte report released this morning.


IDAHO

Idaho's property tax crisis requires real solutions, not scapegoating local government
Idaho Statesman
We could not believe our eyes when we read a recent op-ed from Idaho House GOP leadership scapegoating local government for the property tax crisis created by Republican legislators themselves.


INDIANA

Steel Dynamics receives 10-year tax abatement
My Wabash Valley
The company requested the tax abatement to help fund a $231 million expansion of its facility in the Vigo County Industrial Park. The company says the expansion will create 84 new positions that pay more than $80,000 a year.


MONTANA

Proposed 2022 initiative would cap MT property taxes, assessment values
KTVH
In the wake of escalating real-estate values in much of Montana, a former state lawmaker is proposing a constitutional initiative to create an “acquisition-value” property tax system...


NEW YORK

Nassau County Executive floats $70M property tax cut ahead of Nov. election
The Real Deal
As part of a $3.5 billion county budget for next year, Curran has proposed a $70 million property tax reduction, according to Newsday. For a property assessed at $500,000, the reduction...


$6M in tax breaks approved for United Auto Supply warehouse in Lysander
Syracuse
The Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday approved $6 million in tax breaks for a planned auto parts warehouse in Lysander that is expected to employ 135 people.


OREGON

Opinion: Oregon's flawed property tax system is a choice
KATU2
Often beneath the radar of both community news coverage and state legislators, the property tax system is one of the most significant sources of revenue for over 1,200 local taxing districts in Oregon...


PENNSYLVANIA

Sale price of Mercyhurst North East set at $4.5M; assessed value at $24.8M
GoErie
Mercyhurst wants Assessment Board to lower assessed value of 70-acre property from $24.8M to $4.5M, the sale price. Buyer is sports training business.


TEXAS

Council approves abatement for new Bluebonnet facility 
Houston Chronicle 
At their Sept. 7 meeting, the Sugar Land City Council approved a tax abatement for nutritional supplement company Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation...


Converse approves lowest tax rate since in more than 30 years
MY SA
City Manager LeAnn Piatt on Sept. 7 briefed city council on its adoption of the no-new revenue tax rate of $0.479815 per $100 of assessed valuation, the city's lowest rate since 1989.


New in San Antonio real estate: Study finds homes overvalued; Rim owner buys another shopping center
LMTOnline
It's tougher these days for homebuyers in the San Antonio area to get their money's worth, but they're still better off than their counterparts in Austin.


Smith County approves 10-year tax abatement for Trane reconstruction, expansion
KLTV
The Smith County Commissioners Court approved a 10-year tax abatement to Trane Technologies for reconstruction and expansion...


UTAH

Weber County home valuations jump 19.7% as market surge continues
Standard-Examiner
That's been the well-publicized trend along the Wasatch Front, and figures from the Weber County Assessor's Office and a local real estate agent...


WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Gas and Oil Association Remains Unhappy With Tax Valuation Process...
Wheeling Intelligencer
"This is the first time that the Assessor's Association has had a say in this," Romano said. "When the assessors don't have a say, our county...

About the Author

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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