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Re: Donald Trump Solidifies World Peace
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Comrades, finally Trump turns world right side up! Trump good buddies with dear leader Kim and also put that fking a-hole Canadian Trudeau in his Place. Trump knows who our real friends are unlike democrat liberal progressive Barak HUSSAIN Obama!

President Donald Trump is still angry at Justin Trudeau for a perceived slight during a speech by the Canadian prime minister following the G-7 meeting.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/t ... ney/ar-AAyxq5G?li=BBnb7Kz

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Re: Am I allowed to put up fliers informing neighbors about a felon who has moved into the neighborh
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This is from Curtis Thrower's fb profile -

I'm a fun loving, caring person until u cross me. I love my family with all my heart. My nephews and nieces are what keeps me focused. I adore the ppl who adore me. I love to read, write short stories, and old school R&B. And I love to laugh. So all and all. I'm a happy person.

And this - https://www.leagle.com/decision/infco20110720090




Posted on: 5/22 14:13
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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ActionDan wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:

This is not about me nicky, although I do have a great deal of respect for the Polish people. I actually remember reading about St. Maximum Kolbe who gave his life for a Jewish man about to be executed by the Nazi. Kolbe was a Catholic priest who wrote articles condemning Nazis for rounding up Jewish people. When someone escaped from a Nazi camp, ten people was chosen to be executed, a Jewish man was in that list and cried because he had a wife and children. So Maximilian Kolbe volunteered to take his place. The Nazis went after the Jews but the Polish people did not fare well during the war. According to wikianswers, 3 million Catholic Polish people died under the Nazis regime.


How do you even post something like this?


And this for example - " There is a Holocaust memorial in Liberty State Park, also a prime location. If the park were to relocate this memorial, I am sure there would be outrage."

On Fulop's twitter feed the nazis and white power contingent used the same argument.

Yvonne feeds off anger, racism, fear, and misery. She's toxic.

Posted on: 5/15 11:17
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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FULOP>>>>making it RAIN for the NEXT THREE DAYS!!! And no respect for HIGH QUALITY VINYL SIDING!

Posted on: 5/12 18:30
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Looking forward to the gruesome statue being replaced by a park. The Star-Ledger Editorial Board agrees that it should be moved.

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2 ... the_man_being_impale.html

How to talk to your kid about the man being impaled on Jersey City's waterfront
Updated May 7; Posted May 7

By Star-Ledger Editorial Board eletters@starledger.com
We don't need to be our kids' best friends, but it's nice to ask your little one about his or her day while strolling along Jersey City's scenic waterfront.

The "man being stabbed in the back," though, is one subject many parents prefer to put off while their child is still in preschool. What do you say when it inevitably comes up?

No. The answer is, you shouldn't have to talk about a 34-foot-high man getting impaled on Jersey City's waterfront.

The statue was unveiled at Exchange Place in 1991.

On this, reasonable people can agree: The soldier with an enormous bayoneted rifle sticking out of his back is perhaps the most gruesome statue we have ever seen.

It memorializes the massacre of 22,000 Poles by the Soviets in 1940, some buried in mass graves in the Katyn Forest.

This, we should never forget. We memorialize atrocities so they are never repeated. We are horrified by this, just as we are by the people shot at Tiananmen Square.

But we don't necessarily want to see a statue of a man with his head being blown off along the Jersey City waterfront, either.

Still, prominent Poles were offended when a developer renovating the waterfront suggested the statue find a new home, because it's "a little gruesome."

This has since blown up into an international incident, Terrence McDonald of the Jersey Journal reports, and a top story in Poland.

The Polish artist who created the statue, Andrzej Pitynski, called the developer a "schmuck."

"After 30 years some businessman with big money comes and he tries to dictate," Pitynski told the Journal. "Who this f***ing guy is? The hell with him."

The speaker of Poland's Senate, Stanislaw Karczewski, said the idea of relocating the statue is "scandalous," and "a very unpleasant situation for us."

Jersey City's mayor, Steve Fulop, hasn't said whether it will be moved permanently - his preference - but fired back on Twitter that Karczewski is a "joke," a "known anti-Semite, white nationalist + holocaust denier" with "no credibility."

He added: "The only unpleasant thing is Senator Stanislaw. Period."

Back to the statue. The head of the group that commissioned it, Krzysztof Nowak, thinks we should design the entire waterfront park around it.

"You want to put a couple of benches around the monument? Put a couple of benches around the monument," he said.

Another option would be not to design a major city park around a man being impaled, and instead, move the statue to a museum. Anyone?

Poland's ambassador, Piotr Wilczek, also thinks the statue should stay where it is. Bayonne's mayor, seeking re-election in a city with a sizable number of Poles, offered to take it.

Here's where we stand: Respect the Polish and teach your kids about Katyn - but please, don't put a man being impaled in front of the New York City skyline.

Posted on: 5/9 10:50
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Re: Okay, so who here thinks the Katyn monument needs to go?
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Steve Fulop on radio 101.5 this morning discussing Katyn memorial -

https://youtu.be/uZvPhKl1wFs

Posted on: 5/8 16:35
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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from the article:

There was one self professed HUGE winner -

‘I dodged a bullet’

Yvonne Balcer, a longtime critic of the city’s tax abatement policies, said one of the homes that saw the largest increase downtown had formerly been hers.

“I dodged a bullet,” she said. “I sold my home six years ago.”

She said her former home saw taxes rise by 300 percent, from $16,000 to $41,000 per year. The assessed value went from $210,000 to just over $2.5 million.

“That could have been me,” she said.








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The assessment company predicts that the biggest impacts will be felt downtown, while residents elsewhere in the city – in particular the Greenville and the southernmost part of the city – will actually see sharp declines.

Greenville, the West Side and The Heights, including areas such as County Village and Society Hill, may see decreases when the final numbers are released.

Community activists have long complained that residents in poorer neighborhoods have been paying too much in taxes, artificially subsidizing lower taxes for residences downtown.

Although the numbers throughout the city have yet to be fully released, Councilman Michael Yun predicts that Jersey City Heights – which was hit hard in the last revaluation in 1988 – will not be as negatively impacted as downtown was.

“The Heights are still an attractive place to move,” he said, suggesting that a trend that started well before the revaluation of residents moving from downtown to The Heights might increase as the results of the revaluation push people out downtown.

The problem is that downtown residents may not be able to sell their properties as easily as they might have before the revaluation.

In some cases, pending sales of properties were held up in order to see what the new taxes would be.

“This is bad news for everybody,” said one local real estate agent. “People looking to buy here don’t look at neighborhood by neighborhood, they’re thinking Jersey City, and this revaluation is saying Jersey City is too expensive.”

Read more: Hudson Reporter - Bad news for downtown Residents stunned when reval results mean more taxes

Posted on: 2/19 14:16
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Quote:

Dinger wrote:
ASI won't be mailing value letters until the end of March. Most of the assessments are still "in progress."


At the HCA meeting with Fulop and Solomon on Monday the 12th, it was mentioned that all value letters will be sent by February 19.

Perhaps Terrance McDonald can confirm this date?

Posted on: 2/15 12:47
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Azul_the_Cat wrote:
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HeightsNative wrote:
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biggoron wrote:
Looks like an excel file was posted by the assessment company:
http://www.asinj.com/revaluation/docs ... oposed%20Assessments.xlsx

It has over 13,000 properties listed so far... Any idea what the total number should be around once it is all said and done?


Sure is taking them a while to post Ogden Ave LOL. Unless I missed it.


This looks like the same spread sheet that was posted earlier.


No, Biggoron converted the PDF to xls, and the PDF had fewer listings.

I love the xls, great for analyzing the data, but I reckon most homeowners, at least the ones that post on these forums, don't know how to use a spreadsheet. Too bad the appraisal company doesn't offer PDF and xls formats.

Posted on: 2/13 12:16
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Quote:

user1111 wrote:
By: ARTHUR CHI'EN
POSTED: FEB 12 2018 09:53PM EST

VIDEO POSTED: FEB 12 2018 10:42PM EST

UPDATED: FEB 13 2018 08:10AM EST

NEW JERSEY (FOX5NY.COM) - Municipal officials in Jersey City, New Jersey, haven't taken a look at property values in 30 years. It means some have been paying more in taxes than they should and others have been paying less. And trying to fix the problem has created another mess.

Dolores Renner, a resident of 74 years, is so afraid for her future that she was speechless. She learned that her taxes



are doubling to more than $20,000 a year. She said she can't pay that much and now worries

watch video here


They got the spelling of the last name wrong, correct spelling is Rennar.

Her property is -
-3 family
-Acreage .0574 - 25' x 100' which is large.

I have no idea what her financial situation is, but she owns a 3 family house downtown...



Posted on: 2/13 12:08
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Posted on: 2/7 14:54
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Quote:

biggoron wrote:
File as promised:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VkmP6vQEiNs2LGm58Cl3V96xnVgvlyBP

I'd recommend downloading it and opening it in Excel if you have it.


Thanks biggoron! Excellent to have this in Excel format.

Posted on: 2/6 22:46
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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SOS wrote:
PDF of current letters/assessments that have gone out -

http://www.asinj.com/revaluation.asp?p=current&id=359

Click on "Assessment Lists" lower left of page.


My property is not listed. In fact only about 6000 are listed in the PDF (39 per page times 153 pages = 5967). Looks like it is a slowish rollout to get everyone their new assessment.


At the top of the PDF - "released as of 1/24/2018"
Since 1/24 more letters have gone out. For example, the property of the person that started this thread is not included in the spreadsheet, and has received the letter.



Posted on: 2/2 13:24
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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PDF of current letters/assessments that have gone out -

http://www.asinj.com/revaluation.asp?p=current&id=359

Click on "Assessment Lists" lower left of page.

Posted on: 2/2 12:27
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Quote:

landshark wrote:
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SOS wrote:
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landshark wrote:
We live in a rowhouse that is in a group of 10 built at the same time and essentially the same size. Some have been updated a more than others but a pretty good sample to compare assessments.

I saw the assessments for 6 of the 10 yesterday. There is an 8k difference in tax from the lowest to highest one. The one in the worst condition got one of the highest assessments.

The assessors are going to have a lot of explaining to do once all the numbers are published.



Did the one is the worst condition allow the appraisers into the home? If not, that might explain the disparity.


Yes all 6 let the inspectors in. The worst one was rated below the others at the time.


Also, to have a successful property tax appeal, the assessment has to be off by 15% or more -

http://www.nj.com/insidejersey/index. ... bad_enough_the_house.html




Posted on: 2/2 11:02
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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Quote:

landshark wrote:
We live in a rowhouse that is in a group of 10 built at the same time and essentially the same size. Some have been updated a more than others but a pretty good sample to compare assessments.

I saw the assessments for 6 of the 10 yesterday. There is an 8k difference in tax from the lowest to highest one. The one in the worst condition got one of the highest assessments.

The assessors are going to have a lot of explaining to do once all the numbers are published.



Did the one is the worst condition allow the appraisers into the home? If not, that might explain the disparity.

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Re: Snow Storm Wednesday into Thursday?
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NWS predicting 3-7" and high winds

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick. ... 13&textField2=-74.065&e=0

Tonight: Snow, mainly after 4am. Steady temperature around 27. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. North wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Thursday: Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Steady temperature around 25. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Windy, with a northwest wind 16 to 21 mph increasing to 23 to 28 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 11. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Windy, with a northwest wind 20 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

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Re: Snow Storm Wednesday into Thursday?
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http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick. ... =-74.065&e=0#.Wk03KFWnHCM

Tonight: Snow, mainly after 1am. Low around 22. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday: Snow. High near 26. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Blustery, with a northwest wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.

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https://www.pseg.com/info/media/newsre ... 18-01-03.jsp#.Wk02hFWnHCN

January 3, 2018


PSE&G prepares for approaching winter storm and record cold
Extra personnel and equipment at the ready


(NEWARK, N.J. – Jan. 3, 2018) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest electric and gas utility, is preparing for an approaching storm system that is predicted to bring accumulating snow, gusty winds and record cold temperatures to the utility’s service territory beginning early Thursday morning.

“Although we prepare our system for bad weather year-round, we take every storm with the potential for outages seriously,” said John Latka, senior vice president of electric and gas operations for PSE&G. “We have additional personnel scheduled and on standby, with auxiliary equipment at the ready for this first storm of 2018.”

PSE&G also has extra personnel on hand to respond as quickly as possible and handle emergency requests. Both PSE&G’s appliance service business and call centers are prepared to respond to additional customer “no heat” calls as temperatures remain low during the next several days. From Christmas to New Year’s Day, PSE&G responded to more than 15,300 no heat calls – making it the busiest holiday week in nearly 20 years.

In anticipation of the storm, PSE&G is taking the following steps to ensure that the utility is ready to respond to resulting power outages:

Arranging for contractors, including tree crews, to assist the utility’s own skilled workforce.
Ensuring that additional supplies, including poles, transformers and other pole-top equipment, are on hand.
Refueling all vehicles.
Testing generators at utility locations.
Coordinating with county and municipal emergency management personnel to inform them of outages and expedite restoration efforts.
PSE&G urges its customers to be cautious during and after the storm:

Downed wires should always be considered “live.” Do not approach or drive over a downed line and do not touch anything that it might be in contact with.
To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, do not run any gasoline powered engine, including generators and snowblowers, in a garage or any other enclosed space.
Customers should report downed wires or power outages by calling PSE&G’s Customer Service line at 1-800-436-PSEG. Also, customers can report outages at www.pseg.com or by texting “OUT” to 4PSEG (47734). The utility’s mobile-friendly website includes an “Outage Map” that is updated every 15 minutes and displays the location and status of power outages in PSE&G’s service area.

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Re: Snow Storm Wednesday into Thursday?
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Quote:

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Sooooooooo...no school for the kids tomorrow? How wonderful.


Potential for high winds, and possible power outage. Not much snow predicted as of now.

Posted on: 1/3 12:41
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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Quote:

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By Terrence T. McDonald tmcdonald@jjournal.com
The Jersey Journal

"The IRS has dashed the hopes of New Jersey homeowners who have prepaid their 2018 property taxes in an effort to get around a provision in the new federal tax overhaul."

In a statement it released Wednesday, the IRS says prepayment of property taxes not assessed prior to 2018 are not deductible when filers submit their tax returns next year. The federal agency had previously said it was still reviewing language in the law to determine if it would permit deduction of prepaid local taxes.

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the IRS says prepayment of property taxes not assessed prior to 2018 are not deductible when filers submit their tax returns next year.

Replace the word "assessed" with "billed." The first two quarters for 2018 have been billed. The 3rd and 4th is open to interpretation.

Your pre-paid property tax questions answered
by Katie Lobosco @KatieLobosco
December 28, 2017: 4:03 PM ET

Can I pre-pay my entire 2018 property tax bill and deduct it from my 2017 taxes?

The short answer is, probably not. But you might be able to pre-pay a portion of your 2018 taxes and write those off on your 2017 tax return to be filed before April.
It depends on whether your local tax authority has previously assessed what your tax bill would be in 2018, according to IRS guidance issued late Wednesday afternoon.
"Estimating your property tax liability isn't enough. The property tax must be billed too," wrote an economist at the Tax Foundation.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/28/pf/pr ... tax-deductible/index.html

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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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Quote:

135jc wrote:
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Yes, indeed, the 2017 AMT is a very relevant detail. Another is if taxes are paid by a bank out of mortgage escrow which will be the situation for many property owners.



That is the case for me. I have checked and so far my bank is saying they will not adjust my escrow for the prepayment. Additionally I will have to wait until my annual escrow analysis to be rebated.


The bank that holds my mortgage (large national bank) asked me to send proof of payment using their secure messaging system - PDF (not jpg, etc.). I'm sending a screenshot from the city website that shows the payment received and also the email receipt from the processing company that the city uses. I made the payment online.

There's lots of FUD going around. If you have the spare cash and if your CPA or due diligence supports the decision, go for it. The potential saving isn't huge, but better than nothing.



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Re: 4k/UHD vs. LED TV's
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hero is a very sad (as in pathetic) person. it is 2018 almost and i am still using a led hd tv. i keep wanting to go 4K but should i wait for new models in 2018? any insights into new tv's at ces? are roku tv's worth it? what 4k with 43" or 50" screens.
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I was out at Best Buy and Target comparing 4k/UHD TV's to regular LED TVs. I was planning on trying to snag a 4K tv for Black Friday, but after comparing the screen quality, I wonder if I should bother. my current LED TV is fine so i was wondering if 4K is just marketing.

any CONSTRUCTIVE thoughts would be appreciated


You will also need to take into consideration the size of the TV you are being. I don't think it makes sense to even consider 4K for TV's less than 55 inches.


I can't comment on 4k, but Roku - Smart TV's are pretty amazing! Any TV with HDMI ports can use a Roku or other dongle.


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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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Quote:

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Yes, indeed, the 2017 AMT is a very relevant detail. Another is if taxes are paid by a bank out of mortgage escrow which will be the situation for many property owners.


An additional payment can be made directly even for people that have a mortgage and use escrow services. It should be reconciled automatically but better to follow up to make certain.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/26/pf/prepay-property-tax/index.html

"If you are currently getting your taxes escrowed, you'll need to work with your escrow agency or mortgage company on any future adjustments to your escrow account. Usually escrowed taxes are a matter for the taxpayer and the taxpayers' escrow agency to resolve."




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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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From NY State website - Cuomo is being proactive, like mayor Fulop, in facilitating the prepayment of 2018 taxes in 2017.

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/gover ... deductibility-new-yorkers

Executive Order Authorizes Localities to Issue Warrants For the Collection of Early Tax Payments

Executive Order Allows Taxpayers to Make Partial Property Tax Payments

Governor Directs State Department of Taxation and Finance to Work With Localities to Facilitate Early Tax Collection

Action Helps New Yorkers Avoid Devastating Impact of the $10,000 Cap on SALT Deductions in the GOP Tax Bill

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an emergency Executive Order to help protect property owners in New York from the devastating impact of the GOP tax bill. This order authorizes local governments to immediately issue tax warrants for the collection of 2018 property tax payments and allows property owners to pay at least a portion of their bill before the end of the year and under the current tax construct. The Governor directed the Department of Taxation and Finance to work with local governments to facilitate early tax collection.

The federal tax plan, signed into law today, caps the deductibility of state and local taxes at $10,000, effectively raising property taxes and reducing home values in New York and in states across the country.

"As Washington wages an all-out assault on this state and this nation, I have authorized local governments to allow property owners to pay part or all of their taxes early," Governor Cuomo said. "New York has made unprecedented progress reducing the burden of taxes on our middle-class families, and we will not allow this attack to roll back all that we have achieved. This Executive Order will allow property owners to deduct either part or the full amount of their payment from their federal taxes before the GOP tax bill goes into effect."

Governor Cuomo signed Executive Order #172 today, which includes two actions:

Authorizes Local Officials to Immediately Levy Taxes

The Governor authorized local governments to immediately issue warrants to levy property taxes by the end of the year. Officials should issue warrants for the collection of taxes and deliver them to the local tax collector immediately, and no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017.

This will allow New Yorkers to pay their property taxes for 2018 in the 2017 calendar year and allow localities to accept advance payment so that property owners can deduct the full amount of their payment at the federal level.

Allows Taxpayers to Make Partial Payments Early

The EO will also suspend local laws limiting the ability of taxpayers to make partial payment of property taxes until the end of the year. Since many taxpayers do not yet know the exact amount of their bill, this will allow for a portion of taxes to be paid early and under the current federal tax law.

Each local tax collector is now authorized and directed to accept partial payments of warranted taxes from property owners until the close of business on Friday, December 29, 2017. Online payments can be made until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017, and payments made by mail that are postmarked on or before December 31, 2017 are authorized.

New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica said, "For those local government and school districts able to issue their warrants before the end of the year, we encourage them to do so. We understand that for some, it would not be feasible nor practical."

New York State Association of Counties Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario said, "We commend Governor Andrew M. Cuomo for using his executive authority to provide options for homeowners in New York to prepay their 2018 property taxes. Due to the end of year time frame, this action is necessary to provide local authority to receive the taxes for payment in 2017."

New York State Conference of Mayors Executive Director Peter A. Baynes said, "As the capping of the SALT deduction has become a painful reality for New York, our city and village leaders have been doing all they can legally to allow full or partial prepayment of 2018 property taxes in 2017. Fortunately, today's decisive action by Governor Cuomo will assist our members as they help their residents deal with the negative financial impacts federal tax reform will have on millions of New Yorkers."


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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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Quote:

SOS wrote:
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Ralph_Abutts wrote:
No mention of nor is it about illegality, but rather limiting your federal tax payment by paying your local taxes now to get the bigger tax deduction.....that is assuming it is permissable under the new federal tax code. I doubt many of the fed legislators read ALL of the hundreds of pages of legislation bwfore voting, so who else would have parse out all of the details post vote in such a short amount of time to know if such is feasible ?!?


There is no new federal tax code. It won't be signed until January 1 or later. So the current tax code is still in effect.


Trump signed the tax bill into law. There was conflicting information on when this would happen -

http://fortune.com/2017/12/21/trump-signs-tax-bill-january/

"President Donald Trump may have to wait until after the New Year to sign a sweeping tax reform bill to avoid triggering automatic cuts to Medicare and other programs..."

The law goes into effect January 1st.

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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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Quote:

Ralph_Abutts wrote:
No mention of nor is it about illegality, but rather limiting your federal tax payment by paying your local taxes now to get the bigger tax deduction.....that is assuming it is permissable under the new federal tax code. I doubt many of the fed legislators read ALL of the hundreds of pages of legislation bwfore voting, so who else would have parse out all of the details post vote in such a short amount of time to know if such is feasible ?!?


There is no new federal tax code. It won't be signed until January 1 or later. So the current tax code is still in effect.

Posted on: 12/21 19:04
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Re: pre-paying 2018 taxes
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terrencemcd wrote:
I'd love to hear from anyone thinking of pre-paying their estimated 2018 tax bill for a story I'm writing. I'm at 201-273-0492 or tmcdonald@jjournal.com. Thanks!

Terrence


https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/18/prepay ... -blocked-in-gop-bill.html

Note end of article -

(Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that property taxes could not be prepaid.)

Posted on: 12/21 16:00
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Re: Home insurance reco?
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Re-evaluating my home insurance premiums / coverage and was wondering what companies do others use to insure 100+ yr old brownstone? I currently have FMI and know Chubbs is also an option, but there are a few others that won't consider it. Curious to hear? Thanks in advance.


If you also need insurance for a car keep in mind that most companies offer signicant discounts for bundled policies, home, car, etc. Good luck!

Posted on: 12/20 14:15
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Re: Bicycle Theft Victims Unite
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So who exactly buys these stolen bikes? All these thieves have obvious drug addictions... can't imagine them needing exercise with all the running they do from the cops?


In NYC medium and low end bikes are sold to restaurants. I have no idea what they do in JC. Maybe sell them across the river or on the corner?
Here's a discussion...

https://www.reddit.com/r/NYCbike/comme ... _all_the_stolen_bikes_go/

Posted on: 12/19 11:23
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Home away from home
Home away from home


Regarding consolidation of services among towns and cities, this happened in our neck of the woods, sort of -

http://www.nhfirefighters.org/

"In 1999 when the five municipalities consisting of Guttenberg, North Bergen, Weehawken, West New York and Union City unilaterally decided to merge their individual fire departments into a single department under the newly created North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue, they disrupted long term collective bargaining groups and firefighter international and fraternal organizations."

Also, I predict that in 2018 there will be a call for drastic legislation similar to California's Proposition 13. Of course it was a mess in CA when implemented, but people can only take so much.



Posted on: 12/18 21:33
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