Tag: Property Tax

According to Empire Center’s annual Benchmarking NY report, the town with the highest property tax in New York State goes to Binghamton. Data from the state comptroller’s office to calculate effective tax rates for thousands of localities across New York. Read More

A couple of years ago, when New York’s property tax cap had been through only one school-budget cycle, many people were ready to give the cap a thumbs-down. In an RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll conducted at the time, nearly 60 percent of respondents disagreed with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s assessment that the law was a “tremendous success.” That was then. Read More

In 2011, New York enacted a on annual local property tax levies. A revealed that school property taxes have grown at an average annual rate of 2.2 percent per year in the four years since the cap was created, down from 6 percent per year in the thi Read More

It's safe to say that few Capital Region residents split their time between an upstate residence and a rent-controlled apartment in the five boroughs. So with just 11 days left in the legislative session, should the citizens of Albany, Niskayuna or East Greenbush be concerned about housing policy in New York City? The short answer: You bet. Read More

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