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Texas Property Tax Law Updates 1/5/2024

Posted by John Brusniak | Jan 05, 2024 | 0 Comments

Fort Worth City Council looks to stop letting developers opt out of affordable housing

Fort Worth Report

Developers soon won't be able to opt out of building affordable housing if an amendment is approved by City Council at its upcoming Jan. 23 meeting. Fort Worth is looking to amend its code to remove the opt-out option for developers and encourage the construction of more affordable housing in Neighborhood Empowerment Zones, distressed areas where the city works to promote economic development and social services in the city core.

Property tax payments postponed for Texas residents older than 65-year-old or disabled

Fox26 Houston

Texans who are 65 years old or older or defined by law as disabled may postpone paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes by signing a tax deferral affidavit at the Harris Central Appraisal District office. Once the affidavit is on file, taxes are deferred – but not cancelled – as long as the owner continues to qualify for the exemption.

New Harrison County chief appraiser outlines challenges, goals

Marshall News Messenger

Since coming aboard in September, newly-hired Harrison Central Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Lee Flowers has hit the ground running, making the need for accurate property valuations a top priority. “I promised the commissioners the values were going to go up, and I promised that the values were going to go down and that they were going to stay the same. All three of those things are going to take place. 

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John Brusniak

John Brusniak 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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