Senate Passes Fuschillo Bill to Save Municipalities Money Through Electronic Tax Statements

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

February 08, 2011

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the Senate has passed legislation he sponsored to save taxpayer dollars by allowing municipalities to send out tax statements electronically.

          “Many residents already pay their bills, do their banking, and manage their finances through the Internet; they should be able to get their tax statements this way as well. Allowing municipalities to send tax statements through email would save money, reduce costs, and improve services. The Assembly should join the Senate in passing this cost-saving measure,” said Senator Fuschillo.

          Under Senator Fuschillo’s legislation (S598), municipalities could give taxpayers the option of receiving their tax statements by email instead of through postal mail. The measure would reduce postage, printing, and paper costs for municipalities while improving convenience for taxpayers.         

          Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin, who worked closely with Senator Fuschillo on the legislation, added, "Giving taxpayers the option to receive electronic tax statements will make paying bills more convenient, it will reduce the amount of paper used by local townships and it will slash government costs for postage and processing."         

          "Senator Fuschillo has been enormously proactive in sponsoring electronic tax statement legislation for our local homeowners," stated Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray.

          The legislation has been sent to the Assembly.