New York's local property tax deadline would be extended through Dec. 31 this year under a measure proposed by Democratic Sen. David Carlucci.
The bill, introduced this week, would delay the quaterly installment payments for county, town and school property taxes in the state through the end of the year.
Late fees for residents and small businesses would be waived as a result.
At the same time, the bill is meant to provide some financial relief to property owners during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a massive economic toll on families and small businesses across our state,” said Carlucci, a congressional candidate for a Hudson Valley House seat. “Unemployment and underemployment rates are skyrocketing, and many New Yorkers and small businesses are struggling to pay their bills. We do not want residents having to choose between property taxes and medical care, prescription drugs, or food.”
Filing for state and federal income taxes has been pushed to July 15.