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Letter: A higher assessment wouldn’t be fair

Aerial view of homes in Levittown on April

Aerial view of homes in Levittown on April 18, 2015. Photo Credit: Flying Dog Photos / Kevin Coughlin

The Newsday editorial board’s suggestions on reforming grievance rules on local taxes are good [“A tax system out of control,” Editorial, Dec. 16].

However, threatening a filer with an increase in assessment or taxes if he or she loses a grievance would appear to be putting a taxpayer under duress. It could result in a fear of reprisal.

I don’t believe that such duress would be allowed by the courts. Forcing an outcome by intimidation wouldn’t pass legal muster.

Mark Redlus, Cedarhurst


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