Mfoa Annual Conference [Report] Volume 5-8

Mfoa Annual Conference [Report] Volume 5-8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... and accounts, including the records in connection with the levying, collection and assessment of taxes, and I am ashamed to say that unless other States compare favorably with ours that the enforcement of the tax laws, the laws that record the levy, collection and assessment of taxes in New York State are very laxly enforced. In one county, the County of Suffolk, out on Long Island, it may be interesting to know that there is a very peculiar condition of affairs in that county. It lies very close to the City of New York, which has been growing at a tremendous rate, and consequently people are looking for homes in the near vicinity of New York. Their desire in that regard has been encouraged by'what are known as these land booming companies which organize excursions, give you a free trolley ride, band concerts, dinners or something of that sort, and get you out there and fill you up with food and perhaps something else, and sell you a lot of what Othey claim to be valuable lots. They have succeeded in selling a lot of land that was practically worthless prior to that time, at an enormous price, and it has had its effect upon the tax proposition in this way in Suffolk County; along a certain highway on which abutted practically worthless land which was sand or scrub pine or scrub oak, not developed at all, one of these companies purchased a large tract of land running along one side of this road and cut it up into building lots and sold it, I think, on an average of $250 or $300 an acre. The property on the other side of the road was not dealt with at all. That was left in its original state. The assessors of the town when they came to levy their taxesunder our tax law it is the duty of assessors to assess property at the full value; more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834194
  • 9781236834195