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

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/30/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

GEORGIA

Gwinnett County waives convenience fees for property tax payments
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The county allocated $1.5 million of its American Rescue Plan Act funds to cover the costs of convenience fees, which normally run at 2.25% of the taxes owed by each individual.


IOWA

Iowa farmland value up 18.8%
The Gazette 
The price of tillable farm land in Iowa increased by 18.8 percent over the past six months, with a statewide average of $12,182 per acre compared to $10,221 last March...


LOUISIANA

Property Tax Assessments and Losses Resulting from Hurricane Ida
JD Supra
The Jefferson Parish Assessor's Office has announced it is opening its tax rolls from September 29, 2021 through October 13, 2021. Property owners may review...

Regency Gas denied tax assessment appeal
The Franklin Sun
A tax assessment appeal from Regency Intrastate Gas LLC was denied by the Franklin Parish Police Jury acting as a board of review.


MICHIGAN

Legislation targets wind turbine lawsuits
Sanilac County News
A House bill aimed at resolving the dispute over how to value wind energy systems for tax purposes could end lawsuits that have been costly to Sanilac County and other governmental units in Michigan.


NEBRASKA

Polk County assessor resigns
The Columbus Telegram 
Those audits almost always find appraisal practices that could be improved, but Polk County's audits included statutory violations. The frequency of errors warranted Cermak's probation.


NEVADA

Assessor Clark found to have violated county policies for sending anonymous documents
ThisisReno
A hired attorney for Washoe County determined last month that Assessor Mike Clark violated government policies when he sent dozens of anonymously authored...


TEXAS

Dallas County lowers property tax rate, approves $1.6 billion budget
The Dallas Morning News
Dallas County commissioners approved a $1.6 billion budget in a special session on Wednesday that includes money for employee raises and community grants as well as a lower property tax rate.


Commissioners in Palo Pinto reject appraisal district budget
Weatherford Democrat
County commissioners on Monday rejected the proposed budget of the Palo Pinto Appraisal District, citing pay raises for its 14-member staff that Chief Appraiser Donna Epperson...


Electric vehicle charging manufacturer is coming to Arlington, with financial incentives from city
The Dallas Morning News 
Spain-based Wallbox will receive a grant each year between 2023 and 2029 equal to 80% of its city property tax bill, according to an agreement passed by the city council on Tuesday.


With no slowdown in sight, Dallas home prices go up 23.7%
The Dallas Morning News
Dallas' year-over-year price increase in July was one of the largest in the country and ahead of the 19.7% nationwide gain in the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index.


Cibolo council approves incentive agreement for new H-E-B on Main Street
Community Impact Newspaper 
The store will be approximately 110,000 square feet with a 55,000 square-foot electronic fulfillment center facility supporting H-E-B's curbside and delivery business...


WISCONSIN

Grocer gets small tax break
Leader-Telegram
The Eau Claire City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a settlement agreement that would give De Pere-based Skogen's Foodliner a refund of $11,976.


12% property tax cut projected
Waupaca County News
The New London School Board unanimously approved a preliminary 2021-22 budget of $33.3 million dollars at its Sept. 13 regular board meeting.

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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