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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Untimely Service Does Not Always Mean No Refunds in a Property Tax Assessment Challenge

Posted in Assessments, School Districts

In a previous post we discussed how, absent good cause, a taxpayer’s outright failure to serve its school district with a copy of its Article 7 petition could result in the dismissal of the petition. RPTL Section 708(3) requires that a taxpayer mail a copy of the petition to the superintendent of the school district within 10… Continue Reading

Trimming the Tree of Knowledge: New York’s Reduction in Assessor Education Requirements

Posted in Assessors, Valuation

Despite the objection of the New York State Assessor’s Association and many assessors across New York State, New York’s Department of Taxation and Finance (“DTF”) recently adopted a rule that reduced by half the number of required continuing education credit hours for assessors and county directors from 24 to 12 a year. See 9 NYCRR 188-2.8. The rule went into effect on… Continue Reading