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Reduce the % of my income that I pay to property taxes!!

I cannot afford to live in my neighborhood anymore. 30% of my income is being paid to my property taxes. This percent must be reduced or people will continue to lose their homes and will choose to move out of New York State.

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Submitted by LGG 5 years ago

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    5 years ago

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  1. The only way to protect homeowners is to provide a safeguard such that the burden of property taxes is limited to a small percentage of their income. Left unchecked, seniors, young families, and those who are temporarily unemployed will continue to be forced from their homes.

    5 years ago
  2. The circuit breaker bill does EXACTLY that.....tax reform groups have been working for years to get a bill passed that limits the amount of ALL PROPERTY TAXES you can pay based on your income...and your neighbor DOES NOT PICK UP THE SLACK! the state makes up the difference which it should do because too much of the property tax is really state obligations for vital services like education and medicaid....the bill is already76 in the Senate...they don't have to look around and waste more time...If the vote yes on S4239 you'll get relief on your very next tax bills....

    5 years ago
  3. I PERSONALLY KNOW OF FAMILIES WHO ARE PAYING '42%', '43%', AND '49%' OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD INCOME TO PAY THE PROPERTY TAX ON THEIR HOME IN NEW YORK STATE.

    MY HEART GOES OUT TO THEM.

    THE ONLY ANSWER IS:

    PASS THE KRUEGER CIRCUIT BREAKER BILL S 4239

    THIS SESSION !

    5 years ago
  4. y

    The Omnibus bill is just a way for taxes to be increased on the middle class to support teacher salary hikes. The "middle class" is any household making $50,000 a year or more. Do not be fooled by the propoganda around the bill, read it yourself.

    The Omnibus bill would be fine if it came with a teacher salary freeze. Long Island teachers make more money than school teachers anywhere in the world.

    5 years ago