10 LI town supervisors urge Cuomo, Bellone to push back property tax deadline
The May 31 deadline for property taxes is fast approaching, and so far there has been no indication from the state that the date will change.
Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci says he has heard from many residents who are struggling to be able to make their payment.
"Right now, with economic conditions a lot of people are out of work and people are having a hard time putting food on their table," says Lupinacci.
Lupinacci is among 10 Long Island town supervisors urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to extend the deadline for some homeowners to pay without penalty. Lupinacci sent a letter to Cuomo and Suffolk Executive Steve Bellone asking to delay the deadline to Aug. 1.
Bellone says he is in discussions with town and village leaders about the deadline. He says the problem is if an extension is granted without a mechanism to provide enough funding to give the county the ability to make bond payments, the extension may end up hurting taxpayers in the long run.
News 12 reached out to the governor's office for comment, but has not heard back.
The tax payment extension would only apply to those who pay their taxes separately and are not held in escrow by a mortgage company.