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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Avoiding Property Taxes in New York: Exemptions and Abatements in the News

Posted in Court Decisions, Property Tax Exemptions, Property Tax News, Property Tax Trends

Property taxes throughout New York State may be among the highest in the nation, but there is no shortage of properties that escape taxation.  Legally.  And in a sign of the times, exemptions, abatements and creative (and often controversial) agreements to take properties off the tax rolls are in high demand. A recent post to… Continue Reading

Property Tax Exemption Created by New York for Energy Efficient Green Buildings

Posted in Property Tax Exemptions, Property Tax Laws, Property Tax News, Property Tax Trends

“Green buildings” — improvements constructed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards — have received much attention in recent years, but have also presented challenges in valuation and property taxation.  Not long ago, I counseled a local lodging developer who sought to create a truly “green” hotel, despite the fact that… Continue Reading