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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.

Back to the drawing board for Bellone’s proposed new water protection fee

The county executive’s proposal to assess a water surcharge in Suffolk to fund the installation of sewers and advanced septic systems won’t be on the ballot in November. The State Legislature ended its 2015-2016 session on Friday without taking up a bill authorizing the referendum.
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