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Riverhead’s 2023 operating budget, raising tax rate more than 4%, approved by 3-2 vote, with Aguiar and Rothwell voting no

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The Town Board voted 3-2 last night to approve a 2023 operating budget that pierces the tax levy cap and raises the tax rate by more than 4%. Supervisor Yvette Aguiar voted no, citing amendments to her tentative budget proposed by council members — all but one of which she voted to approve at the board’s Nov. 1 meeting. 

Riverhead mulls raising income limits for senior citizen and disabled person property tax exemptions

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More senior and disabled homeowners in Riverhead could receive property tax exemptions in 2024, if the Town Board increases income eligibility limits authorized by a state law passed this year.

Riverhead supervisor denies town’s IDA grants property tax abatements: ‘As they build, they pay taxes,’ Aguiar tells civic group

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In response to a resident's question during a civic association meeting Saturday, Supervisor Yvette Aguiar told a downtown civic group that the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency does not grant property tax abatements. New developments are taxes as construction is completed, she said.

Riverhead Town, school and fire districts are owed millions in payments in lieu of taxes from LIPA —which LIPA has been...

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When LIPA-owned properties were switched to tax-exempt as required by state law, the town could no longer issue tax bills to LIPA and instead had to collect payments in lieu of taxes, known as 'PILOTs.' Riverhead is the only Suffolk town that still hasn't collected the LIPA PILOTs, though LIPA has been trying to pay.

More than 300 tax grievance lawsuits are filed against Riverhead every year. Here’s what it means to you at tax...

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Commercial property owners in Riverhead have gotten their tax assessments reduced by tens of millions of dollars through litigation over the past five years. 

Riverhead Town is again late remitting school taxes to district, BOE president complains

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The Riverhead Central School District, which last July filed a notice of claim against the town demanding remittance of school tax revenues, has again not received the full property tax remittance due on June 30.

Riverhead school district sues Riverhead Town for balance of last year’s property tax warrant

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The district is seeking payment of nearly $4.2 million, plus interest, in property tax money the district says is owed to it by the town on the district’s $86.77 million 2019-2020 tax levy.

Plan: Suffolk residents, small businesses impacted by COVID will have till July 15 to pay property taxes without penalty

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Suffolk County is asking the governor to approve a 45-day waiver of penalties and interest on second-half property taxes for Suffolk property owners suffering economic hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Second-half property taxes are due June 1: Here’s how to pay your bill

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While Riverhead Town Hall remains closed to the public, there are several ways to make payments,Riverhead Receiver of Taxes Laurie Zaneski said.

Suffolk property tax payers may see May 31 payment deadline pushed back

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Property tax payers in Suffolk may get a little breathing room on the May 31 deadline to remit their second-half property tax payments, now that Suffolk County is eligible to tap into a federal short-term financing program — easing pressure on county government, which doesn't see any property tax revenue until after the second-half taxes are collected.
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