Issues: Property Tax

ADDABBO APPLAUDS NEW STATE LAW PROVIDING PROPERTY TAX RELIEF TO CONSTITUENTS WITH SANDY-DEVASTATED HOMES

Queens, NY,  August 12, 2013 -- NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) is applauding the approval of a new state law (Chapter 250) he supported which will enable homeowners and tenant-stockholders whose homes were badly damaged or completely demolished during Hurricane Sandy to seek property tax relief from the City of New York.

August 12, 2013
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Property Tax Exemptions Workshop-Roosevelt

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, September 27th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Roosevelt Library (27 West Fulton Avenue, Roosevelt). 

September 27, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Property Tax Exemption Workshop- Wantagh Library

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, September 13th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Wantagh Library (3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh). 

September 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Property Tax Exemptions Workshop-Massapequa Park

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Nassau County Legislator Mike Venditto will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, August 23rd from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Massapequa Library (40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park).

     Tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be equipped with computers linked to the county’s database, and property tax exemption applications for Basic STAR, Enhanced STAR, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, veterans, volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians will be processed. Tax exemption specialists will also provide assistance and answer any questions residents have about these exemptions.

August 23, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO, & LEGISLATOR VENDITTO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN MASSAPEQUA PARK

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Nassau County Legislator Mike Venditto will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, August 23rd from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Massapequa Library (40 Harbor Lane, Massapequa Park). 

August 6, 2013
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Property Tax Exemptions Workshop- Baldwin

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, July 26th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Baldwin Library (2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin).

July 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN SEAFORD

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, August 9th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Seaford American Legion (2301 Penatiquit Avenue, Seaford).  

July 16, 2013
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Property Tax Exemptions Workshop- Seaford

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, August 9th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Seaford American Legion (2301 Penatiquit Avenue, Seaford). 

August 9, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, SENATOR SKELOS, AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS WORKSHOP IN BALDWIN

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, July 26th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Baldwin Library (2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin).

Tax exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be equipped with computers linked to the county’s database, and property tax exemption applications for Basic STAR, Enhanced STAR, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, veterans, volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians will be processed. Tax exemption specialists will also provide assistance and answer any questions residents have about these exemptions.

July 11, 2013
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New York Times: Luxe Builders Chase Dreams of Property Tax Exemptions

Sen. Krueger spoke with New York Times columnist Michael Powell for this piece on abuses in the 421-a tax credit program:

State Senator Liz Krueger watches such unneeded tax subsidies — for energy, insurance, tobacco and luxury development — slip like barges down a darkened canal. She notes that the housing bill “was held hostage so a few well-connected developers could rob taxpayers to the tune of millions.”

June 27, 2013
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New Income Threshold for Enhanced STAR

Some important info below about the new threshold to qualify for Enhanced STAR. The threshold to qualify has gone up.

 

The State has changed the income threshold for Enhanced STAR for 2014/15. The new limit for Enhanced STAR is $81,900 (it was $79,050 for 2013/14). Income for Enhanced STAR is the federal adjusted gross income minus the taxable amount of the total distribution from individual retirement accounts or annuities (commonly known as IRAs).

 

Finance is in the process of updating the application, webpage, etc.

 

http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/eligibility.htm

June 26, 2013
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Senator Phil Boyle Delivers Tax Relief To Sandy Victims

 

Property Owners Who Suffered Significant Damage to be Eligible for Tax Reductions

Albany, NY –  Legislation sponsored by State Senator Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) that provides property tax reductions for properties severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy passed both the Senate and the Assembly and has been sent to the Governor to be signed into law.

June 22, 2013
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Property Tax Exemption Workshop- Freeport

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a Property Tax Exemption Workshop on Friday, July 12th from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Freeport Library (144 West Merrick Road, Freeport).

     Exemption specialists from the Nassau County Department of Assessment will be equipped with computers linked to the county’s database, and property tax exemption applications for Basic STAR, Enhanced STAR, senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, veterans, volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians will be processed. County staffers will also provide assistance and answer any questions residents have about these exemptions.

July 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATE PASSES BILL AUTHORIZING CITY TO ADD UNPAID CODE VIOLATION FINES TO HOMEOWNER’S PROPERTY TAX BILL

Senator John A. DeFrancisco today announced that his legislation (S4512-A), which would give the city of Syracuse the authority to add unpaid code violation penalties, costs and fines to the property tax bill of the homeowner, passed the Senate.

“By allowing the uncollected fees to be added to the property tax bill of the homeowner, it will reduce the administrative costs associated with collecting delinquent fines,” said Senator DeFrancisco.

June 18, 2013
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STATE SENATE PASSES BILL TO HOLD LANDLORDS ACCOUNTABLE FOR UNPAID REAL ESTATE TAXES

Senator John A. DeFrancisco announced today that the New York State Senate has passed his bill (S552) that would authorize public welfare officials to withhold rent from landlords who have not paid their real estate taxes.  The bill would give broad discretion to the Department of Social Services.  
 

June 18, 2013
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Senator O'Brien supports reservists, National Guard members

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Ted O’Brien today announced that the State Senate passed an amendment to the real property tax law that would allow local governments to grant a 5 percent tax reduction to long-term veterans of the National Guard or any of the reserve branches of the United States Military. Senator O'Brien voted yes on the measure.

June 3, 2013
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Senate Passes Measure To Encourage Environmentally Friendly Home Building

The New York State Senate today passed legislation to encourage the building of more “green” homes by creating a property tax exemption. The bill (S1710), sponsored by Senator Mark Grisanti (R-I, North Buffalo), would help increase demand for environmentally friendly housing by allowing local municipalities to offer a real property tax exemption of 35 percent for a maximum of 20 years. 

May 21, 2013
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GRIFFO ON STATE'S AGREEMENT WITH ONEIDA INDIAN NATION

[attachment: preliminary agreement with Oneida Indian Nation]

 STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JOSEPH A. GRIFFO

On New York State, Oneida Indian Nation, and

May 21, 2013
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Senator Flanagan: Washington Leaders Must Protect New York Taxpayers

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is calling on congressional leaders to reject the “Double-Tax Plan” included in a federal budget proposal that would end the longstanding policy allowing taxpayers to deduct their state and local tax liability, including property taxes, from their federal taxes.  If approved by Congress and signed into law, this change would cost the average Long Island homeowner approximately $4,500 a year.

May 15, 2013
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