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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/20/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 20, 2021 | 0 Comments


East Vancouver homeowner loses appeal to increase assessment of "undervalued" property to nearly $4 million
"The Assessor says these comparable sales provide good evidence of market value, with a range of $2,900,000 to $3,100,000," Dybvig noted. In connection with the...

Province appeals ruling that exempts new property tax on Musqueam-led housing project
Vancouver Sun
The province has appealed a ruling that exempted a new property tax on a Musqueam First Nation housing project on the University of B.C. Endowment Lands that could benefit other developers.


1 big thing: Delta didn't slow shoppers
Several measures of consumer confidence fell sharply in August, suggesting consumer spending could fall during the month. In fact, concerns about the Delta variant's impact on the economy had prominent...


Towns are reluctant to ease taxpayer restrictions during second year of pandemic 
The CT Mirror 
After Gov. Ned Lamont ordered municipalities to waive penalties and ease taxpayer deadlines last year during the worst of the pandemic, legislators gave communities the option to continue some breaks this year.

Municipalities decline to continue property tax breaks initiated last year during pandemic
Republican American 
But after decades of being forced to rely on property tax receipts for their fiscal survival, cities and towns aren't warming to the idea of forfeiting any revenue they're not forced to give up.


More than $39,000 in property tax overpayments returned to Arab community thanks to ...
Suburban Chicagoland
Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas and American Arab Chamber of Commerce President Hasan Nijem organized a property tax review to return more than $39,000 to ...

Assessor Kaegi picks up his first challenger
Crain's Chicago Business 
The chief of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is expected to announce she'll take on Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi in the Democratic primary in June.


Tax Court affirms Indiana Board's final determination of fast-food facility valuation after renovations
Indiana Lawyer
The Tax Court concluded that the Indiana Board did not err when it determined that the Assessor's method of determining physical depreciation of Piotrowski's...


Nebraska Furniture Mart could win back $1.5M from KCK in 'dark store' battle 
Salina Post
Nebraska Furniture Mart, one of the busiest retailers in the region, stands to get a refund on property taxes it paid on its Kansas City, Kansas, location after winning an appeal to a state tax board.


Property Tax Reductions Due to Hurricane Ida Damage 
Louisiana Assessors in Parishes affected by Hurricane Ida have to reassess property for purposes of the upcoming annual property tax bills to take into account any reductions in fair market value to property as a result of hurricane damages.


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Announces 40 New Jobs as Global Engine Systems Manufacturer Walbro Expands in Cass City
The project is expected to result in a total capital investment of $11.4 million and create up to 40 advanced manufacturing jobs with the support of a $400,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.


Developers: Without tax break, we can't build housing
Spectrum News
What You Need To Know. A developer's request for $5 million in property tax relief is drawing mixed reactions; Developer Eric Baxter said the project site's ...


Despite this year's property tax increase, New Hanover's rate is among the state's lowest
Many New Hanover County residents saw their property taxes rise this year, as county leaders adopted a budget that raised the countywide tax rate 


Property tax values spike up in Cuyahoga County; Watch your mailbox
Fox8 property tax values with the biggest increase since 2008. Cuyahoga County Director of Operations Lisa Rocco said, on average, property tax values have gone up 16%.


Proposal to be reviewed could generate nearly $18.63 million during 10-year period
Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Proponents of a special tax district at the Port of Muskogee will pitch a second plan on Tuesday that shortens the time during which ad valorem tax revenue ...

Oklahoma AG asks Supreme Court again to reverse or limit McGirt
Tulsa World
State Attorney General John O'Connor filed two new petitions with the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday seeking the reversal of last year's decision reaffirming the Muscogee reservation...


Colin McNickle: Pay your own way, USGA
Neither a financial nor moral (and certainly not a “good-government”) case can be made for using taxpayer dollars to subsidize the uber-rich sport of professional golf at the Oakmont Country Club...


Widow gets help from Harris Co. Appraisal District after husband missed hearing while he was in coma
Daily Advent
Appraisal District after husband missed hearing while he was in a coma. Like many of us, Amanda Cantley's yard requires clean up from Hurricane Nicholas,...


Va. Timeshare Association Owes Tax On Furniture In Units
The owners association of a Virginia timeshare complex owes business tangible personal property tax on furniture it provided as part of the units because the furniture is the association's property, the...

Lower property tax rates could be on the way for Pittsylvania Co. residents
Pittsylvania County leaders are hoping to lessen the burden on local residents when it comes to tax revenue. For decades, property taxes have led the ...

Proposal banning farm equipment tax to get public hearing 
Bristol Herald Courier
Washington County Commissioner of Revenue Mark Matney's push to get rid of the county's farm equipment tax is now headed for a public hearing.

Opinion/Editorial: Save land: Views on how to do it
The Daily Progress
Land conservation groups have expanded on their criticism of two state reports that, in their turn, criticized Virginia's methods of land conservation.

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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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