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TRUMP ISN’T THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN SUE OVER HIS TAX PROPERTY BILL The Associated Press recently reported that the President of the United State sued the Palm Beach Tax Appraiser saying his Mar-a-Largo golf course was actually worth much less than its assessment. His lawyers argue that the nearly $400,000 property tax bill is…

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YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH SALT The new federal tax bill signed into law last month will affect New York State particularly hard. Governor Cuomo and New York law makers are searching for ways to mitigate the effect on tax payers. The new tax bill places a cap on the state and local tax (SALT)…

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Senior Citizens Property Tax Exemption Are you 65 or older, own your home and earn less than $29,000 per year? Then you may qualify for a partial exemption in your New York State property taxes. To qualify for the Senior Citizens’ Exemption, all co-owners of the property must be 65 years or older. However, if…

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Did You Grieve Your Property Taxes and Lose?  Here’s What You Need to Know to Appeal Did you file a Real Property Tax Grievance complaint to contest your taxes in May? The Board of Assessment Review (BAR) for each Hudson Valley municipality will be sending out their determination of your grievance complaint throughout the month…

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Commonly Asked Property Tax Questions: A property owner calls and says “I pay too many taxes on my property.” There are two things that affect the amount of real property taxes: valuation/assessment of the property and the tax rate. Basically, the property should not be assessed above its market value. The first question is, “Do…

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Challenging your New York State property taxes can be a complex process. The attorneys at Jacobowitz and Gubits have extensive experience in challenging real property tax assessments. Our knowledgeable Hudson Valley attorneys have challenged all types of property assessments including industrial plants, apartment complexes, strip malls, condominiums, subdivisions, farmland, and more. We can help you determine…

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New Minimum Wages Come to New York Now that we have entered 2017, there are six different hourly new minimum wages in effect in New York State. The one applicable to you, as an employer or an employee, depends on the location and size of the employer. As defined by this chart from the New…

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Nothing Stays the Same A historical safe harbor has been doing business using a corporate or limited liability entity.  Officers and employees were protected against claims for their actions as long as they were acting within the scope of their authority in the performance of activities on behalf of the company.  Another safe harbor was…

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Super Lawyers Recognizes Four Jacobowitz and Gubits Attorneys as 2016 Upstate New York Rising Stars The law firm of Jacobowitz and Gubits (J&G) is pleased to announce that Kelly A. Pressler, Jennifer Echevarria, Alanna Iacono, and Andrea Dumais have all been recognized by Super Lawyers as 2016 Upstate New York Rising Stars. Super Lawyers uses a…

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Divorce and Taxes At Jacobowitz & Gubits, LLP our matrimonial and our tax attorneys work together to discuss with you and resolve the dance between divorce law and tax law. This blog will waltz you through some of the most important issues typically relating to divorce and taxes. Filing Status. If you will soon be…

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