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Taxpayer forums begin in Hempstead Jan. 12

The Hempstead Public Library is at 115 Nichols

The Hempstead Public Library is at 115 Nichols St. on Nov. 28, 2011. Credit: JC Cherubini

Hempstead Town tax receiver Don Clavin will host his winter series of taxpayer forums at local libraries starting Jan. 12.

Clavin will discuss important issues such as assessment challenges, tax exemptions, tax discounts, property tax payment dates and convenient tax payment options. The forums are free and open to the public.

“As we approach the annual grievance period during which property owners may apply for a reduction in assessed value of their property, it is important that residents understand the steps they can take if they believe that their home’s assessment is out of line (too high) with comparable properties in their neighborhoods,” Clavin said in a statement.

Forums will be held throughout the town:

Jan. 12 at 2 p.m., Lynbrook Library, 56 Eldert St.

Jan. 17 at 1 p.m., Franklin Square Public Library, 19 Lincoln Rd.

Jan. 19 at 1 p.m., Hewlett-Woodmere Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett

Jan. 25 at 2 p.m., Oceanside Public Library, 30 Davison Ave.

Jan. 26 at 2 p.m., Levittown Library, 1 Bluegrass Lane

Feb. 2 at 2 p.m., Hempstead Library, 115 Nichols Ct.

Feb. 8 at 1 p.m., Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke.

Feb. 9 at 2 p.m., Baldwin Library, 2385 Grand Ave.

Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., Merrick Library, 2279 Merrick Ave.

For more information, call the Office of Receiver of Taxes at 516-538-1500.

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