Tax season is here and it is a time of year that brings scam calls that attempt to take advantage of vulnerable and anxious taxpayers and trick them out of money or personal information.
Tax filing season begins Jan. 29 and local police chiefs offered some guidance on what to do about those types of calls that residents report. READ
Local and state officials have come out strongly against a federal tax bill that has passed the Senate and is now in committee in the House of Representatives, which has its own version of the bill. READ
County Executive Steve Bellone called the federal tax bill a “potential catastrophe” for Long Island Monday morning in a conference call with local reporters.
First Class Auto Body in Peconic was seized by the state last month after it was issued warrants by the Department of Taxation and Finance for nonpayment of about $170,000 in taxes. READ
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell is calling for a 7.63 percent tax levy increase in his tentative 2017 budget, which was released Friday. The estimated tax increase marks the first time the supervisor has proposed piercing the state’s tax levy cap since the law went into effect in 2012. READ
Update 12:30 p.m. Thursday: Michelangelo Pizzeria & Restaurant in Mattituck reopened Thursday, one day after it was seized due to the owner’s failure to pay taxes, according to state records.
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell released his $42.9 million tentative 2016 budget on Wednesday. It includes replacing a retiring police officer and hiring a code enforcement officer.
Southold Town residents will head to the polls over the next week as they decide whether to approve the budgets of several local libraries.