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Long Beach Schools Offers Residents Extension of Payment of School Taxes

The Long Beach Public School District is pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo has signed an executive order to extend the due date for school taxes by 21 days for residents in participating districts. The district is authorized to participate in this effort and believes an extension for its residents who have been trying to regain normalcy after Hurricane Sandy is of critical importance.

The legislation is pursuant to Section 925-a of the New York State Real Property Tax Law.

The new deadline for the receipt of school taxes for Long Beach Public Schools will be December 4.  Payments are due to the Receiver of Taxes by 5 p.m. on the deadline date. If you have any questions regarding this extension, please contact Chief Operating Officer Michael DeVito at 516.897.2090.
Eddie November 16, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Can I have my money back for 20 days? I mailed my check on Friday, just before you announced the extension.
Mr Dunes November 17, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Was the middle school insured for the devastation? I know we had a "Preservation Bond" recently (a few years ago) ..just hoping taxes dont incrrase again ....ever....
A November 19, 2012 at 08:49 AM
Thank you Michael DeVito. But my concern now is that the area of Long Beach is so devastated, that our properties have definitely decreased in value. I think your organization needs to start reassessing the values of the properties in the area and send out notices of change. As a retiree and single woman who has not had nor born a child that has attended the school system, I would appreciate a change in my taxing structure. I have been paying taxes for 33 years, and have been finding it harder each year to pay my taxes on a parttime job. Instead of life getting easier for me, I find myself beginning to go into debt over property taxes associated with the Long Beach area. I was looking into selling but now, I am sure noone would look into buying for many years to come. Unfortunately like some others, I am a homeowner that did not have flood insurance, and the damages incurred at my home are over $15,000 and FEMA will not cover it; because I am attending college out of state, and changed my residency to lower my tuition, I am not considered a homeowner primary resident. What a Joke that is!
Eddie November 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM
Angela, it sounds like you played the "residency card" to receive in-state tuition discounts and you made the wrong choice. Sometimes when you shoot an angle we lose, eh? But that aside, nobody is going to reassess your property unless you file a grievance. So do it! Your governor is announcing that we'll have three or four storms like this each year, gloating that real estate at the shore is now valueless. The Long Beach City Manager has told all tenants, with damage or not to refuse to pay rents. Certainly your value as plummeted. Prove it with the proper appraisals, file your grievance, and your taxes will reflect your new values. You elected Democrats to "crush the rich". If you own a home, you are considered rich by them. Use their tactics to reduce your tax liabilities. Here is one opportunity, unlike your school-tuition-residency-scam, that really is worth pursuing.

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