Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Tax Assessment & Condemnation Report

Monthly Archives: December 2012

Real Property Tax Legislation To Curb The Devastation From Hurricane Sandy

Posted in Assessments, Exemptions
  On Monday, December 10, 2012, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver introduced legislation to the New York State Assembly that would provide property tax relief to New York City home owners and businesses that sustained damage to their property as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  This piece of legislation, which is entitled “The New York City… Continue Reading

Counties Taking An Active Roll In Property Tax Appeals – Why It Has Taken So Long

Posted in Assessments, Assessors, Settlement
“The times they are a-changin'”. In our field, this is best evidenced by upstate New York counties taking an active roll in defending property tax assessment appeals. Although counties in upstate New York have no assessment function and generally are responsible for only a fraction of any property tax refunds owed, lately it seems as though counties feel like they have been hung out to dry (or so… Continue Reading

NY’s Only Women In (tax) Assessment Group Discusses the Politics of Revaluations

Posted in Assessments, Assessors
New York’s only group for women in the field of property valuation and property tax assessment met on November 14, 2012 to discuss the politics of town-wide property reassessments and revaluations. During the session, which was transmitted via video conferencing to several sites across New York State, assessors Heather Garner and Lezli Parsons, and Cayuga County… Continue Reading