Oh boy! Recently released U.S. Census data shows that in 2011, Westchester County led the nation in median property taxes paid, which was at $10,000. And, over a three-year period, between 2008 and 2011, household income in Westchester fell 3 percent to about $77,000. The news was not much better for the rest of New York State...
...where, between 2008 and 2011, the median household income fell 1.4 percent to $55,246, and property taxes increased 18 percent.
Not a pretty picture. So, what can we do about it?
"The only way to tackle our property tax burden is to contnue to focus on the mandated costs from Albany that drive those taxes", said Amy Allen, WCA Managing Director, Advocacy. "The WCA and its statewide partners have a plan in place to make that happen through its Let NY Work agenda introduced late last year."
If you want to do something about the high cost of living and doing business in New York State, get involved in WCA's government reform initiative. Contact Amy Allen today.