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IRS says Suffolk’s septic grants are taxable income to homeowners

In response to a request from Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy, the IRS issued a ruling that homeowners who have received grant funding to install advanced septic systems must pay federal income tax on the grant money.

Local business owners: East End does not get fair share of hotel tax revenues

Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy came to speak to East End residents about the county's initiative to collect the 3% hotel tax from operators of online short-term rental homes, but he got an earful about the share of the hotel tax revenues used for promotion of East End tourism.
Challenger Thomas Schiliro and incumbent Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo will debate on Sept. 29

Election ’14: Rundown of state legislative and county comptroller races, ballot propositions

Synopsis of contests in the local races for Assembly, State Senate and Suffolk comptroller, plus explanation of the ballot propositions before voters Nov. 4.
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