ALBANY, NY (AP) - New York state is cracking down on fraudulent claims for school property tax rebates under its STAR program.
The $3 billion-a-year School Tax Relief program is for people who earn less than $500,000 a year and own and live in their homes but has been unchecked for years. The improper claims for tax breaks were applied to weekend and vacation homes and even to illegally subdivided rooming houses.
The Rockland County district attorney says his detectives found $679,000 in tax break claims in an 11-month investigation in just five towns. He says the claims were fraudulent or incorrectly filed.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing the first state-level system to root out abuse and make sure only valid tax breaks are provided.
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NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
A 24-year-old man being sought after his mother and brother were found dead in their Lehigh Acres, Florida home may be heading to Buffalo.
Around 5 p.m. on Thursday near the corner of Model City Road and Rt. 104, police say 84-year-old Jose Martinez was hit by a car driven by 82-year-old Maura Nolan. Both are residents of Lewiston.
Intense Lk Snow North early heads back to Ski Country Late; General Snow Saturday
It appears snowy weather scared off about half the crowd expected at Thursday night's Common Core forum at WNED TV studios in Buffalo.
GingerBread Lane, a 300-square-foot village made entirely of edible gingerbread, icing and candy, has been designated world's largest gingerbread village by Guinness World Records.