property taxes

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There's increasing concern around Buffalo about the effects of reassessment on property tax bills. The issue drew a large crowd Monday night to First Presbyterian Church in Allentown.


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Rochester businessman, philanthropist and former Buffalo Sabres owner Tom Golisano has launched a new campaign to achieve fair property taxes in Upstate New York. His campaign also provides homeowners an opportunity to join a class action lawsuit.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is blasting the Trump Administration's federal tax proposal, saying it will cost New Yorkers more than $17 billion.

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Governor Cuomo is targeting property taxes as he moves to force local governments to spend less money by making them more efficient and consolidated. The Governor outlined his plans Thursday at The Meeting House in Williamsville.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing a plan that he says could cut property taxes in New York — by requiring county leaders to develop a cost-cutting plan and letting voters decide whether it’s a good idea.


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The office of State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has completed a review of the 2017 budget being proposed for the City of Lockport.

It's no surprise: Taxpayers living in New York state are subject to some of the highest rates in the country.

No one pays more state and local income taxes out of a paycheck than New Yorkers do, according to recent data from the Tax Foundation. The state also ranks fourth overall in property tax collections.

With that, one might be quick to think that complaining about the state's tax burden is a given. But not always.

Property taxes are based on an assessment of that property. On this week's previously-aired edition of...You and the Law, Mike Desmond talks with attorney Peter Alan Weinman about challenging that tax assessment.

Buffalo to begin new round of property assessments

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The City of Buffalo is preparing to embark on its first property assessment in five years. The process is expected to take about two years and, in 2017, some property owners may see a tax increase.

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Property taxes are based on a property assessment. On this week's edition of You & The Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Peter Alan Weinmann about challenging that tax assessment.

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A pair of tax rebate plans will begin benefiting New York State homeowners in September.

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Lawmakers were hurrying late Monday to complete work on the state budget before the midnight deadline, but the spending plan is not without some controversy.

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Homeowners in Western New York should have received a letter in recent days urging them to register for the Basic STAR program. The Cuomo administration calls it an effort to cut fraud and save taxpayer dollars.