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Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Legislature

Your Ideas for a Better, More Efficient Government

There needs to be a complete overhaul of Nassau County's Assessment System. Here's how.

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How to Fix Nassau's Broken Tax Assessment System
Newsday’s February 2nd expose by Matt Clark, “Mangano’s Overhaul Created $1.7B Property Tax Shift” was well researched and extraordinarily done. It highlights the real estate tax burden shift from the informed and wealthy, to the struggling middle class and the elderly. Far from “fixed,” Mangano’s assessment system is as broken as ever, and those who can least afford it are bearing the burden.

Total lack of transparency and competence.

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I was once a member of the residential assessment reform team for Nassau County and I can tell you that the department is less transparent than ever before. The facts are this: the amount of property taxes paid is solely dependent upon the money needed to cover the impending budgets, while no one seems to care how these assessment numbers are created as long as enough revenue is obtained to cover these expenses. That is why the assessment department and their outside consultants are so willing to give homeowners, close to 85% of those who challenge, a reduction in their individual taxes.

Deadline to Grieve your property taxes is March 1.

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You do not need a firm to grieve your taxes. Here is the County link to help you through the process:
https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/2207/How-to-Appeal-Your-Assessment

Nassau/Suffolk property taxes VS NYC

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I think the counties should adopt a tax system similar to NYC tax system(on average 5K from payroll and 5K for property tax) where they take a payroll tax and a much reduced property tax so that when one retires, he or she is only responsible for the property taxes that will not take the entire social security check to pay it. Besides, it would be fairer in that those who don't own property will also pay to school their children!

marvin krieger

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I want to pay my taxes online with my banks billpayer