Dozens flock to Brookhaven Town Hall to prepay taxes

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BROOKHAVEN -

Homeowners across Long Island and across are racing to prepay their taxes before the new tax code takes effect in the new year.

As News 12 Long Island has reported, the tax reform bill recently passed by Republicans in Congress will cap the deduction of state and local taxes at $10,000. Residents have been scrambling to get down to their local town halls to prepay their taxes for next year, so they can still get the full deduction in 2017.

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At Brookhaven Town Hall Saturday morning, dozens of people were waiting to get inside the Receiver of Taxes' office to file their payments. The office was only accepting in-person payments through 12 p.m. Saturday.

There is still a drop box at the office that Brookhaven residents can use, but cash payments aren't being accepted in the drop box.

Some say they are uncertain if the prepayment will pay off, but say they're willing to take their chances.

Brookhaven residents can also pay on the town's website before the new year or by mail, as long as it's postmarked no later than Dec. 31.

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