School districts, towns relieved over property tax refund rulings

School districts and towns are breathing a big sigh of relief after a court ruling that would require Nassau County to pick up the bill

The ruling would force the county to pay for all of the property tax refunds.

The ruling would force the county to pay for all of the property tax refunds. (2/28/13)

ROCKVILLE CENTRE - School districts and towns are breathing a big sigh of relief after a court ruling that would require Nassau County to pick up the bill for all property tax refunds.

For every dollar of property taxes paid, 60 cents goes to the taxpayer’s school district, 20 cents to the town and 20 cents to the county. County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) wanted the refunds to be divided based upon how much was paid to each entity. The ruling now requires the county to pick up the entire bill.

For Rockville Centre, the school district could have been on the hook for $10 million, a move that Rockville Centre Superintendent William Johnson says would have had a devastating effect on the school district.

The county says it plans to appeal the ruling.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A person was killed in a crash involving 1 Police: Person killed in crash with school bus in Ronkonkoma
Police say Jeustin David Maldonado, 17, of Uniondale, 2 Teen charged in connection to Uniondale fatal shooting
Southampton High School is proposing to bump the 3 East End high school proposes later school start
Police gave the 4 Oceanside Jewish center, 27 nationwide receive bomb threats
An upstate company says it wants to use 5 Garbage haul proposal concerns Holtsville residents

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE