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NYS’S COVID RENT RELIEF EXTENSION PROGRAM Residential tenants experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID pandemic and their landlords need to be aware that the application period for New York State’s COVID Rent Relief Extension Program extends through February 1, 2021. The program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent…

NEW LAW PERMITS AUTOMATIC RENEWAL OF SENIOR CITIZEN AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITES AND LIMITED INCOME REAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS  In another response to the Covid crisis, New York State has enacted a law which allows local tax jurisdictions to automatically renew certain real property tax exemptions for 2021. The applicable exemptions are the Real Property…

Residential tenants experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID pandemic and their landlords need to be aware that the application period for New York State’s COVID Rent Relief Extension Program extends through February 1, 2021. On Monday the New York Legislature overwhelmingly passed one of the most comprehensive anti-eviction laws in the nation, which was signed…

Cannabis For Veterans With Chronic Pain or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder H.R. 5520 -The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018 was introduced by Congressional representative Timothy J. Walz on April 16, 2018. The bipartisan bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct and support research on the efficacy and safety of certain…

STAR WARS Changes to the Administration of the Enhanced STAR exemption draws criticism from the New York State Assessors’ Association. Without input from the New York State Assessors’ Association, Governor Cuomo’s 2018 budget made it mandatory to register on-line with New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, not your local assessor, to file the application…

TRUMP ISN’T THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN SUE OVER HIS TAX PROPERTY BILL The Associated Press recently reported that the President of the United State sued the Palm Beach Tax Appraiser saying his Mar-a-Largo golf course was actually worth much less than its assessment. His lawyers argue that the nearly $400,000 property tax bill is…

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH SALT The new federal tax bill signed into law last month will affect New York State particularly hard. Governor Cuomo and New York law makers are searching for ways to mitigate the effect on tax payers. The new tax bill places a cap on the state and local tax (SALT)…

Senior Citizens Property Tax Exemption Are you 65 or older, own your home and earn less than $29,000 per year? Then you may qualify for a partial exemption in your New York State property taxes. To qualify for the Senior Citizens’ Exemption, all co-owners of the property must be 65 years or older. However, if…

After what seems to have been quite a hearing, a New York State administrative law judge found that pole dances are artistic performances, and thus exempt from sales tax, but that private lap dances do not qualify for the artistic performance exemption. The operator of the juice bar, 677 New Loudon Corporation, doing business as…

By Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP posted in Nonprofits For nonprofits that own real property and enjoy exemption from real property taxes, this time of year can be a little treacherous. The law requires such tax-exempt nonprofits to renew their real property tax exemption by filing certain forms by March 1. The tricky part is that…

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