Issues: Property Tax

Select Committee Staff Report on Property Tax Exemptions

Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) released today a comprehensive report by the Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform on New York State’s property tax exemption system and its impacts on taxpayers.   The report, which is based on oral and written statements from the Select Committee's October 13 roundtable in Albany, explores why the Legislature has struggled with controlling the growth of these exemptions over the past three decades.

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Select Committee Staff Report

December 16, 2009
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NYS SENATE UPSTATE CAUCUS AND LONG ISLAND DELEGATION STAND FIRM ON DRP POSITIONS: Upstate, Long Island Coalition Stands to Protect Schools & Constituents from Haphazard Cuts

In light of their shared concern on Upstate and Suburban property taxes, healthcare and education, the Senate Majority Upstate Caucus (Senators Aubertine, Chair; Breslin; Stachowski; Thompson; Valesky) has partnered with the Senators from Long Island, Senators Brian X Foley and Craig Johnson to steer DRP negotiations sensitive to the anticipated impact of the Governor’s proposed cuts throughout Upstate and Long Island.

November 16, 2009
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Testimony from October 13 roundtable on property tax exemptions

On Oct. 13, 2009, the Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a roundtable in Albany on evaluating the needs for and costs of New York State's property tax exemptions. The Select Committee discussed this issue with 18 experts primarily representing local government, economic development and nonprofit organizations from around the state.

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Rountable transcript

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Testimony from Brian Houseal of the Adirondack Council

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Testimony from Michael West of the New York Council of Nonprofits

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Testimony from the New York State Association of Directors of Real Property Tax Services

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testimony from W. Wililam Batt of the Central Research Group

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Testiony from Gene DeSantis of Milkin & Ross (for the New York Sate Camp Directors Association

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Testimony from Jerry Jennings of the City of Albany

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Testimony of Carol LaGrasse of The Property Rights Foundation of America

November 10, 2009
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Video of Select Committee roundtable on New York State property tax exemptions (part 3)

The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a roundtable on Oct. 13 in Albany to evaluate the need for and cost of New York State's property tax exemptions.

October 15, 2009
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Video of Select Committee roundtable on New York State property tax exemptions (part 2)

The Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform held a roundtable in Albany on Oct. 13 to evaluate the need for and cost of New York State's property tax exemptions.

October 15, 2009
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Video of Select Committee roundtable on New York State property tax exemptions (part 1)

The Select Commuttiee on Budget and Tax Reform held a roundable in Albany on Oct. 13 to evaluate the need for and cost of New York Staet's property tax exemption.

October 15, 2009
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Senate Brings Together Public Officials, Tax Relief Organizations & Others To Review Property Tax Exemptions

New York State’s property tax crisis has reached the point where not only the property taxes New Yorkers pay have become sources of significant fiscal stress, but so have the system’s relief measures. Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) notes that, according to the New York State Office of Real Property Services, between 2000 and 2008, the total equalized exempt value of property statewide rose 80 percent from $441 billion to $797 billion.

October 13, 2009
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Senate Education Committee Holds Hearings To Explore Ways That BOCES Model Can Be Used To Create Taxpayer Savings

The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), held the last of three public hearings exploring how the delivery of shared services through Boards of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) or related entities might be expanded to create greater efficiencies and lead to further taxpayer savings.  The hearing took place on October 13, 2009 at the Jefferson Lewis BOCES in Watertown, New York.  It was attended by representatives of BOCES, school districts, unions and governmental organizations. 

October 13, 2009
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Foreclosure Aftermath

FORECLOSURE AFTERMATH

Senator Klein and Senator Morahan unveil new data showing 354 homes went into foreclosure in Rockland County this past year, 124 are owned by banks

NEW YORK- Senator Jeff Klein (D-34th Senate District) and Senator Thomas Morahan (R-38th Senate District) presented new data today showing the impact of neglected foreclosed properties in Rockland County.

October 2, 2009
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What's In Your Mailbox?

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Over the past few years, at about this time, I have reminded homeowners to check their mailbox for their STAR rebate check.  Unfortunately, this year, no such reminder is needed.  Thanks to the governor and his Democrat colleagues, that check is not in the mail.

October 2, 2009
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Winner Criticizes Elimination of STAR Property Tax Rebates

Albany, N.Y., September 17–Stressing that it’s the time of year when local property taxpayers should be looking forward to some relief through New York’s two-year-old STAR property tax rebate program, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said today that the program’s elimination works against efforts to stimulate economic growth and arrives at the worst possible time for families and homeowners.

September 17, 2009
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Public Hearing: Rountable on evaluating the needs for and costs of New York State property tax exemptions

NOTICE OF ROUNDTABLE MEETING

ALBANY

SUBJECT: Evaluating the needs for and costs of New York State property tax exemptions.

October 13, 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Senate Budget

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2008-09 Executive Budget

Analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Analysis of the SFY 2009-10 Executive Budget Vols. I & II

This analysis of the Executive Budget begins with a summary of the spending plan. It then examines an explanation of receipts and provides for Senate issues in focus. Finally, it examines appropriations and disbursements for each agency and program included in the budget. The report provides a comparison of the appropriations recommended this year with those approved last year, and an analysis of the Governor’s recommendations.

August 31, 2009
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Staff Report on the SFY 2008-09 Adopted Budget

August 31, 2009
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Financial Information Review

Pursuant to the State Finance Law (Section 23(5)), as amended by Chapter 1 of the laws of 2007, this is the Senate staff report on estimated State receipts and disbursements for the current and ensuing fiscal years.  Pursuant to the statute, included in this report are estimated tax receipts on an all-funds basis, estimated lottery receipts, estimated miscellaneous receipts to be received in the General Fund, and the underlying factors and data upon which such receipts are based. 

August 31, 2009
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