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

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/27/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

CANADA

Burnaby homeowner complains $1.3 million property assessment "too low" and gets $7,700 increase on appeals
Straight.com
Pope accepted the assessor's analysis. "It deals with market sales of similar properties to the subject and adjusts the sale prices using accepted appraisal...


ALABAMA

Tuscaloosa Location Revealed For Lithium Battery Recycling Plant
Patch.com
TCEDA officials say the company will be eligible for tax abatements in an estimated...in tax revenue in non-abated taxes, including education taxes,...


ARIZONA

Arizona Coyotes Plan A $1.7 Billion Arena-Village
Sports Talk Florida
...developments and a property tax abatement. Tempe officials wanted that parcel of land to house a sports stadium or an arena and a practice facility. 


CALIFORNIA

What will come of commercial real estate tax breaks?
LA Daily News
What will come of commercial real estate tax breaks? ...noticed more frequent use of "she" when describing the gender of property owners or tenants. 

GEORGIA

Venue changed for property tax appeals, effective Monday
NorthWestGeorgiaNews
Superior Court Clerk Barbara Penson said all hearings by the Floyd County Board of Equalization have been moved to the second floor of the Historic Courthouse, 4 Government Plaza, Room 203, effective Monday.

ILLINOIS

Farmland values are on rise
Jacksonville Journal-Courier
...of 20 benchmark farms by the Farm Credit Illinois appraisal department. ...Illinois farmland," said Kent Reid, Farm Credit Illinois chief appraiser. 


New poll hints at contentious assessor race
Politico 
As if a primary challenge wasn't enough, first-term Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi must face the reality that he's only modestly popular among likely...


INDIANA

Southlake Mall prevails in long-running property tax assessment dispute
Kokomo Perspective
Records show the board was unable to say whether the mall appraisal provided by...and the anchor of Northwest Indiana's biggest commercial trade district. 


MASSACHUSETTS

Polar Park's Left Field Building approved for $3M tax break
WBJ
The City of Worcester's $2.9-million tax break for the Madison Properties' 121,000-square-foot mixed-use building next to the $160-million Polar Park baseball stadium in Worcester, received final approval from the state...


MINNESOTA

Oak Park Heights objects to federal relief funds for Stillwater retail/housing development
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
The Stillwater City Council approved in May a tax-incentive plan that includes a 15-year property-tax abatement worth about $3.145 million.


MISSOURI

Does KC streetcar's added value equate it to a city incentive
Kansas City Business Journal
Each project is poised to request some level of tax abatement. ... a package with just the abatement, conditioned on affordable housing and public parking.


NEW JERSEY

Tax Break Approved for Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Newark Building
Jersey Digs
While Jersey City has slowed down on the number of tax abatements that it grants for residential developments, Newark has not. Most tax abatement ordinances in ...


NEW YORK

City landlords' tax delinquencies approach Great Recession levels
TheRealDeal
For a year and a half, New York City landlords have complained that eviction bans would leave them hard-pressed to pay their bills.


OHIO

Ohio Panel Affirms Red Lobster Valued At $2.9M Sale Price
Law360

An Ohio appeals court affirmed that a Red Lobster restaurant property should be assessed at the $2.9 million price the company paid for it, rejecting the current property owner's bid for

TENNESSEE

Tenn. Tax Board Classifies Timeshare Complex As Residential 
Law360
The Tennessee State Board of Equalization on Wednesday reversed a decision by the Sevier County property assessor, which had subclassified 274 parcels...


TEXAS

Texas condo, townhome sales increase, prices rise
Texas Real Estate Research Center
Condo sales increased 41 percent to 17,152 sales, while townhomes grew 36.4 percent to 11,508 sales. From June 2019, condo and townhome sales increased 30.8 and 30.0 percent, respectively.


UCAD chief to see more cash, longer contract amid spike in protests
UValde Leader-News
Valdez joined the appraisal district office in October of 2016 at a salary of $82,500. Upon joining UCAD in 2016, Valdez replaced interim chief appraiser Jesus...


Bexar County appraisers see record number of property value appeals
KENS5.com
If you thought your home was appraised for far higher or lower than expected, you're not alone. This year, the Bexar County Appraisal District says it has...


Austin school board hikes taxes, plans to send half of revenue back to the state
Austin American Statesman
The Austin school board unanimously approved Thursday a tax rate estimated to increase taxes for homeowners by 2%. The new rate of $1.0617 is lower than last year's and the district's lowest in 20 years


Austin ISD trustees approve lowest property tax rate in 20 years
KXAN
Austin Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a new property tax rate for the district, and it's the lowest rate in 20 years. The new tax rate is $1.0617 for every $100 a home is valued at, four cents lower than last year's tax rate.


Tomlinson: Proposed property tax relief does not go far enough
Houston Chronicle 
Our governments rely on a two-legged stool for revenue: a tax on consumption based on sales price and a levy on the value of our homes and business assets. The former is straightforward; the latter is a nightmare.


WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia assessors question new gas rule, look to 2022
West Virginia Press Association 
The Association of West Virginia Assessors has issued the following release: The AWVA is deeply concerned. 


WISCONSIN

Walmart sues city again over property tax assessment
HNGnews.com
WMC officials testified against the bills, saying it would not stop assessors from overestimating values in an effort to raise taxes and could lead to ...


City and health system continue dispute over property tax status
HubCityTimes
Marshfield officials are involved in another legal dispute with the city's largest employer, over the property tax status of two of its parcels.

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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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