THE NEW 90-DAY DEADLINE: FORCING APPRAISAL DISTRICTS AND APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARDS TO DO THEIR JOBS

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/17/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

ARKANSAS

OPINION: Scattershooting -- Who sent the wrong envelopes for tax payments?
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 
As a case in point, either the tax assessor or tax collector for... County Tax Collectors office and the Washington County Tax Assessor's office,...


COLORADO

Home value appeals process affected by mailing error
Boulder County
Only property owners who appealed homeowners who did not receive the NODs need to contact the Assessor's Office. Copies of Notices of Determination...


CONNECTICUT

SeaQuest and Trumbull locked in court battle over tax dispute
Torrington Register Citizen
According to SeaQuest's lawsuit, the Trumbull tax assessor overvalued the company's property at the Trumbull mall at $4,239,380.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Former DC Tax Office Employee Loses Whistleblower Lawsuit
Bloomberg Tax
A former Washington, D.C., Office of Tax and Revenue employee who...OTR for "over assessed" properties using an alternative valuation method,...


ILLINOIS

Good news and bad news for Edwards County taxes
The Navigator
The number was less than one meaning the assessor had over assessed Edwards...to lose the state reimbursement of half the tax assessor's salary.

Township assessor dead at 39
Chicago Daily Herald
Longtime Ela Township Assessor John Barrington died Monday afternoon at the age of 39, according to authorities. Barrington was elected to his...


INDIANA

Tax Court reverses for Indy law firm in taxpayer refund dispute
Indiana Lawyer
The case of Gilday & Associates, P.C. v. Marion County Assessor, 21T-TA-00002, was remanded to the Indiana Board to resolve the assessor's motion to...


LOUISIANA

Assessor warns of revenue losses
Pointe Coupee Banner
In the meantime, the Pointe Coupee Parish Council agreed Tuesday during a Board of Review to support Assessor Jimmy Laurent in his disagreement...


NEW HAMPSHIRE

NH Justices Vacate Tax Board's Electric Utility Assessment 
Law360
Eversource had asked Keene in February 2017 to abate property taxes...Therefore, the board decision "resulted in an apples-to-oranges abatement...


NEW YORK

Niagara Falls agrees to pay large tax refund on old Nabisco plant
The Buffalo News
After failing to overturn a judge's ruling that the vacant former Nabisco Shredded Wheat plant and a nearby warehouse were overassessed, the Niagara Falls City Council voted Wednesday to pay a $771,721 property tax...


OREGON

Review finds problems in tax assessor's office
Mail Tribune
A review of the Jackson County tax assessor's office found it lacks the proper controls to prevent errors, and it says Assessor David Arrasmith...


RHODE ISLAND

Now, Amazon's a done deal in Johnston
Johnston Sunrise
“This agreement if approved by you this evening will solidify the financial stability for the town of Johnston for the next 20 years,” said Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena. “It will ensure and guarantee payments...


VIRGINIA

Va. Theme Park Eligible For Tax Refund On Ride Structures 
Law360
A Virginia theme park should be granted a refund of business tangible personal property tax because the ride structures and equipment, theming equipment and lockers were fixtures of the realty, the...


WISCONSIN

For years, big box stores have sued Wisconsin cities to lower their tax bills.
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Appeals courts have now upheld rulings that assessors in Plover,...For example, an assessor could use the sale of one Lowe's store to estimate...

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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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