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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/24/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Existing US home sales fell in August, price growth slows
AP News
Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell in August and prices that have been soaring eased, the latest sign the housing market is cooling as intense competition leaves many would-be buyers on the sidelines.


FLORIDA

North Palm Beach taxes are double some of its neighbors. It may cut taxes below its 2021 rate.
The Palm Beach Post
At that meeting, village council members will decide whether North Palm Beach will be the only northern Palm Beach County municipality this year to reduce its tax rate below the $7.12rollback rate...


ILLINOIS

Law would allow loans for delinquent taxes
NADIG Newspapers
As the county treasurer is preparing for the first tax sale of delinquent property taxes in more than 2 years, legislation signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker would lay the groundwork to...


INDIANA

High court rules for Hobart mall in tax dispute, lowers tax assessments 
The Indiana Lawyer
A longtime northern Indiana shopping mall won a victory at the Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday when the justices ordered the reinstatement of a tax assessment that is tens of millions less than the assessed...


LOUISIANA

Damaged New Orleans properties could qualify for reassessment
WGNO
Williams stated, “Insurance claims or FEMA claims sometimes spin out for a year, some disputes I've seen as long as 2 years. The assessor's office is not asking...


NEW JERSEY

Warehouse Complex with a 20-Year Tax Abatement Planned for Newark
Jersey Digs
A company named CenterPoint 49 Rutherford Urban Renewal, LLC is moving forward with a new complex just east of the New Jersey Turnpike and submitted an application for a 20-year tax abatement, according to a new ordinance.


OKLAHOMA

House to study ad valorem tax protest impact
The Lawton Constitution 
An interim study will be held Wednesday exploring the effect of ad valorem tax protests on public schools and county services.


PENNSYLVANIA

Pa. Justices Ax AutoZone's Value-Based Tax Appeal Challenge
Law360
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed claims from AutoZone that a Philadelphia-area school district's monetary threshold that determined which tax assessments...


TEXAS

Harris County Commissioners Court agrees on tax rate cut compromise to avoid GOP quorum break
Houston Chronicle 
Harris County Commissioners Court this week unanimously agreed on a proposal to cut the overall property tax rate for the coming year, a compromise that avoids a potential quorum break by Republicans that would have forced an even deeper cut.


WISCONSIN

Nordstrom sues the city of Wauwatosa for $261K, claiming the city's tax assessment was too high
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
Nordstrom is suing the city of Wauwatosa for at least $261,803, maintaining that the city's tax assessment of the property was too high.


Democrats seek to repeal Wisconsin's personal property tax after rebuffing similar GOP efforts
The Cap Time
Wisconsin Democrats on Wednesday introduced a proposal to eliminate an obscure state tax months after rejecting a similar — but slightly different — effort from Republicans several months ago.

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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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