Nassau County comptroller plans audit to bring tax relief

The Nassau County comptroller is calling for a detailed tax study in hopes of eliminating hidden charges for the countys residents.

Comptroller Howard Weitzman says Long Islanders in Nassau County are paying very different prices for the same services. Weitzman blames a bureaucracy thats operated unchecked. He wants a detailed study of 200 districts to see if the taxes can be consolidated.

Syosset homeowner Gunther Benkert and his wife say they know firsthand how taxes for basic services like sanitation have skyrocketed. The Benkerts say those taxes were reasonable when they first purchased their home 50 years ago, but now, they dont even understand what theyre paying for.

Weitzman also plans to audit nine water districts, three each from the towns of Hempstead, Oyster Bay and North Hempstead.

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