Suffolk committee approves plan to provide temporary property tax relief for homeowners

Bellone says he is sending a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to request that he issue an executive order authorizing the plan.

News 12 Staff

May 20, 2020, 4:58 PM

Updated 1,461 days ago

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Some property tax relief is coming for struggling Suffolk residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.            
County Executive says the Suffolk's Municipal Finance Working Group unanimously approved a plan that provides temporary property tax relief to property taxpayers.
If approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the plan will give a 45-day property tax extension for homeowners that have lost 25% of their income because of the pandemic.
The same goes for commercial businesses with a net profit of 1 million or less that have suffered a 50% loss.
Late fees and penalties will be waived if taxes are paid by July 15.
 
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BRIEFING NOTES: 
  • Bellone says the plan to provide property tax relief was a collaboration between towns, villages, school districts and others.
  • Relief will provide "a little more breathing space" for homeowners.
  • Additional 84 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours. That does not include those who tested positive for antibodies.
  • 20 people in last 24 hours have been discharged from Suffolk hospitals.
  • 19 more deaths in last 24 hours due to COVID-19.
  • In partnership with Nassau County, business owners are being encouraged to take an economic impact survey. It can be found on Suffolk County's website.  
PHOTOS: Coronavirus heroes on the front lines
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