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Old 10-19-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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I'm in Nassau, TOH. I'm being taxed for a concrete patio in the backyard, as well as my front stoop/steps.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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My huge deck if falling apart. If I tear it down will my taxes go down too? I am a senior and our taxes are sky high now and it is coming to the point of not paying them. Any help out there?
Don't know what Town you're in, but chances are your taxes will be lowered if you can prove you took it down "properly". However, don't expect a huge reduction
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Old 10-19-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Tierra del Encanto
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I am a senior and our taxes are sky high now and it is coming to the point of not paying them.
Sorry, Marilyn. I think you should forget about the patio, pay your taxes for now and develop an escape plan. Taxes aren't going down, only up, and you need to get out before you're shivering in the cold and dark eating peanut butter sandwiches for dinner.

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Any help out there?
There's enhanced STAR rebate, but the LI tax monster has a voracious appetite and no mercy. In the end, he will crush you.
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:08 PM
 
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I'm in Nassau, TOH. I'm being taxed for a concrete patio in the backyard, as well as my front stoop/steps.
I understand that all to well. I left Nassau behind,actually left the state and moved to Pennsylvania several years ago when I retired..Nice enough place to live while your in your income years...One breaths easier when property and school taxes are taken off the table as a major expense....
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:49 PM
 
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I pay peanuts in taxes on my TOH house.

actually secret is grieve every year, live in small house, never do a permited renovation and apply for every exemption possible.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Bumpkinsville
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Increase the value of your property....the taxes go up.

Have more kids, and you pay less taxes, while your neighbors pay to educate them.

The power to tax is the power to enslave!

OP: Why would it not bother you if they raised the taxes due to added square footage? having more square footage does not add to your use of the roads or such. I'm a bachelor who lives on 28 acres [Luckily I live in a saner place, where my taxes are under $300 a year] [No, that was not a typo- that's under THREE HUNDRED]- If I were to build myself a big fancy house, how would that cause the local government to incur more expense?
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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Increase the value of your property....the taxes go up.

Have more kids, and you pay less taxes, while your neighbors pay to educate them.

The power to tax is the power to enslave!

OP: Why would it not bother you if they raised the taxes due to added square footage? having more square footage does not add to your use of the roads or such. I'm a bachelor who lives on 28 acres [Luckily I live in a saner place, where my taxes are under $300 a year] [No, that was not a typo- that's under THREE HUNDRED]- If I were to build myself a big fancy house, how would that cause the local government to incur more expense?

bigger the house the more kids in school and more trash to pick up and more cars.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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Don't know what Town you're in, but chances are your taxes will be lowered if you can prove you took it down "properly". However, don't expect a huge reduction
How exactly do you prove to the town it has been removed (or what office do I need to go to)? I recently purchased a house that had an old wooden above-ground pool deck that I recently removed, and before I bought the house I was told there was a CO for the deck, so I imagine there is some reduction to be had now that it's removed. I'm in Brookhaven. Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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How exactly do you prove to the town it has been removed (or what office do I need to go to)? I recently purchased a house that had an old wooden above-ground pool deck that I recently removed, and before I bought the house I was told there was a CO for the deck, so I imagine there is some reduction to be had now that it's removed. I'm in Brookhaven. Thanks!
good luck. usually they use your recent sale price and the deck does not really matter. You call assessor or building dept and have it removed however, above ground pools and decks attached to above ground pools often have no effect on taxes as they are not permant structures.

I would grieve my taxes as that would help more.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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How exactly do you prove to the town it has been removed (or what office do I need to go to)? I recently purchased a house that had an old wooden above-ground pool deck that I recently removed, and before I bought the house I was told there was a CO for the deck, so I imagine there is some reduction to be had now that it's removed. I'm in Brookhaven. Thanks!
Usually one would get a demo permit before removing deck. This way town is involved in process and proper paperwork filed.
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