Articles & Press Releases

July 30, 2018

Can We Talk Value Please?

See Kevin Clyne’s article appearing in the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)  July 2018 edition of IPT Insider.  The article discusses procedural gamesmanship employed by some local assessors. https://www.ipt.org/iptdocs/Files/TaxReports/2018IPTInsiderJuly.pdf#page=4            

May 30, 2018

New York’s Highest Court Takes up a Tenant’s Right to File

Since the inception of the Real Property Tax Law, tenants in New York who are responsible for the payment of real estate taxes have had the right to file contests to real property assessments, both at the administrative and judicial levels. That right was severely circumscribed in the Appellate Division, Second Department in recent years, first in the matter of Circulo v Board of Assessors,96 AD3d 1053 (2nd Dept 2012), and then in its overly broad application of Circulo in Larchmont Pancake House v. Town of Mamaroneck, 153 A.D.3d 521 (2nd Dept 2017).  Notably, the… Read more »

March 30, 2018

HERE WE GO AGAIN! NASSAU COUNTY SEEKS TO INSTITUTIONALIZE BROKEN ASSESSMENTS

Nassau County is going to Albany in an attempt to receive legislative approval to over-tax both residential and commercial property by at least 5%, effective immediately.   The County is seeking to amend various provisions of the Real Property Tax Law (as it pertains to Nassau County ONLY).   If successful, if a property is determined to be over-assessed by 5% or less (whether through court order or settlement) there would NEITHER BE any reduction in assessment, NOR any refund due.  Moreover, even if a property is determined to be over-assessed by 5% or more,  the percentage of… Read more »

February 23, 2018

NASSAU COUNTY ASIE FILING INFORMATION

    We are sending you this reminder that Nassau County requires owners of “income producing property” and property that is owner occupied, under construction, and/or sold or purchased during calendar year 2017 to file an Annual Survey of Income and Expense (ASIE Statement) on each applicable property. The filing deadline is April 2, 2018. Separate statements must be filed for each parcel, except that a consolidated statement may be filed where one or more tax lots are operated together as an economic unit (or otherwise related for valuation purposes), they are under common ownership, and… Read more »

February 07, 2018

NASSAU COUNTY EXTENDS FILING DEADLINE TO APRIL 2, 2018

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has extended the deadline for filing administrative assessment challenges for the 2019/20 tax year from March 1, 2018 to April 2, 2018. Although the stated intent was to allow homeowners more time to file challenges, the extension will apply to all challenges, including of commercial property. Please contact us as soon as possible if you have acquired any commercial property recently for which you would like to file an assessment challenge.   Challenges filed beyond April 2, 2018 cannot impact taxes until the 2020/21 tax year. See attached link. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/nassau-property-tax-challenge-extension-1.16604979

January 29, 2018

Bob Katz Starts Term as President of NYC Real Estate Tax Bar

HKCC Partner Robert S. Katz will be installed as the 2018 President of the New York Real Estate Tax Bar Association (RETBA) at its annual dinner at the Yale Club on January 29, 2018. Bob will be the bar’s point person in dealing with the NYC Department of Finance , the NYC Tax Commission and the City Law Department on property tax issues . The 65 attorney members of the Real Estate Tax Review Bar Association advise and represent New York City taxpayers with respect to property taxes, property tax appeals (tax certiorari), property tax… Read more »

December 29, 2017

NASSAU COUNTY MONEY JUDGMENTS

  The below article appeared in today’s (December 22, 2017) Newsday. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/nassau-tax-refunds-1.15549486 ) We thought our clients should know that our firm was prominently involved in obtaining the money judgments discussed in the article.   HKCC Partner Andrew Cangemi spearheaded the efforts on the firm’s behalf, and was heavily involved in the larger bar’s strategies.  Andy’s 35 years of experience in dealing with Nassau County property tax issues led him to the conclusion that, as has too often been the case historically,  Nassau would only move on the judgments if compelled to. The Court has signed… Read more »

November 09, 2016

NASSAU COUNTY TO PURSUE DRACONIAN “PENALTIES” FOR FAILURE TO FILE INCOME AND EXPENSES

You will recall that Nassau County, effective with a Local Law passed in December 2013, requires the filing of “all income derived from and all expenses attributable” to the operation of all commercial property. Non-compliance with this law results in monetary “penalties” (using the County’s term) calculated as a percentage of the property’s assessment, ranging from .25% to .75% of the property’s fair market value as determined by the County, increasing with a continuing failure to file. As we previously advised: (1) this filing requirement has nothing to do with the property tax appeals filed… Read more »

October 10, 2016

HKCC to Take Leadership Role at 40th Annual IPT Property Tax Symposium

From November 13th to 16th, 2016, IPT (Institute for Professionals in Taxation) will hold its 40th Annual Property Tax Symposium at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona.   Kevin Clyne is the chair of the Symposium, and Jay Herman will be a featured speaker on the issue of golf course valuation.

June 08, 2016

HKCC Sponsors Golfer at KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Herman Katz Cangemi & Clyne, LLP is proud to sponsor Liz Janangelo Caron, Golf Professional, as she plays in the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club, Sammamish, Washington, June 9th to 12th, 2016. Go Liz!