NYS Senator John E. Brooks (SD-8) announced Senate passage of legislation that will require the Department of Tax and Finance to mail out all advance payment STAR personal income tax (PIT) credit checks by September ...
Albany, NY - February 13, 2017 - Today, New York State Senator John E. Brooks (SD-8) announced Senate passage of legislation that will require the Department of Tax and Finance to mail out all advance payment STAR personal income tax (PIT) credit checks by September 15th to ensure that homeowners receive their check in time to pay their school taxes.
“It is simply ridiculous and unfair to penalize taxpayers because their check from the state did not arrive in a timely manner," said Senator Brooks. "Property taxes are already too high to begin with on Long Island and across New York State. Our taxpayers deserve their money when promised, and if not, the state should take responsibility."
The legislation also ensures that the state will reimburse the taxpayer for any penalties that they may ensue due to delayed payment of their school tax bill if they received their credit late. It would also require that interest (3%) be charged for each day past September 30th, which is the most common date by which the school tax bills are due.
Senator Brooks concluded, "Cutting taxes and helping our home and business owners on Long Island is a top priority. We can't afford to miss opportunities to ease the burden for Long Islanders. I urge my colleagues in the Assembly to move forward with this legislation so that New York State can deliver for our taxpayers."