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Nassau revised tax impact statements are still a few weeks away

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s office says it will be a few more weeks before homeowners and businesses can see their updated Nassau tax impact statements on the county website.

The revised tax impact statements will estimate reassessment’s effect on individual homeowner’s property taxes bill based on the tax rates used in last October’s school tax bills and this January’s general tax bills. The first impact statements released last fall used the previous year tax rates. The new statements also will estimate the effect on taxes of a proposed five-year phase in of the new values, which will be first used in the October 2020 school tax bills.

Nassau Legislature Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) last week asked Curran for “a date certain” as to when the updated notices would be posted online. In a letter, he pointed out that Curran had said on April 29 that the new statements would be online “in a few weeks.”

Nicolello also asked the reason for the delay.

A Curran spokeswoman told Newsday that the assessment phase-in, dubbed the taxpayer protection plan, will be based on property values in the 2019-20 assessment roll compared to the 2020-21 reassessment roll. But first, the county’s Assessment Review Commission must enter into the county computer 167,000 changes to the 2019-20 roll resulting from tax challenges.

“There is a lot of data to process in an antiquated system. It may take a couple more weeks — we want to get this right for our taxpayers,” spokeswoman Justine DiGiglio said in an email last week.

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