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NY Group Pushes New Tax-Assessment Procedure

Property Taxes (credit: AP)

Property Taxes (credit: AP)

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A group reviewing property-tax assessments in Westchester says every parcel in the county should be reassessed every four years.

The Westchester Collaborative Assessment Commission says regular revaluation would make property taxes fairer. The group also says it would reduce the number of lawsuits filed to argue tax assessments.

The group says that such tax challenges, which lead to piecemeal revaluation, now cut heavily into the work of assessors and courts.

The commission was established in 2008 by the county Legislature. It would have to persuade municipalities to sign on to the new assessment system.

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