Bill S5812-2013

Authorizes the Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc. to apply for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law

Authorizes the Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc. to apply for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law.

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  • Jun 20, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A7973A
  • Jun 20, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1513
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO RULES

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BILL NUMBER:S5812               REVISED 6/17/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc. to apply for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law

PURPOSE: OF THE BILL: To grant the county assessor for the county of Nassau the authority to accept the Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc. (also known as Hamza Masjid) an application for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 120-a of the real property tax law for the 2010/2011 assessment roll.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One authorizes and directs the assessor of the county of Nassau to accept an application from Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc. (also known as Hamza Masjid) for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to Section 420-a of the real property tax law for the assessment roll as completed in 2010- 2011 for their property located in Valley Stream. Upon satisfaction Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc. (also known as Hamza Masjid) would have otherwise been entitled to said exemption, the assessor may grant this exemption from all taxation beginning with respect to this roll.

If the exemption is granted, Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc. (also known as Hamza Masjid) may be refunded any taxes paid and any taxes, fines, penalties, liens or interest unpaid may be cancelled through the sole discretion of the Nassau County Legislature.

JUSTIFICATION: Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc. (also known as Hamza Masjid located at 200 Stuart Ave, Valley Stream, NY 11580. Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc is an exempt 501(c)(3) religious organization, established in 2010 serving the Valley Stream and Elmont areas. Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc purchased the property located at 878 Goldner Court, Valley Stream, NY 11580 for non for profit and religious use.

The property has been approved for a real property tax exemption to section 420-a of the New York State Real property tax law for 2011/2012 assessment roll. Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc is requesting a retroactive tax exemption for the property from the purchase date.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This bill would take effect immediately


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5812 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 17, 2013 ___________
Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to authorize the Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc. to apply for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the assessor of the county of Nassau, is hereby authorized to accept from the Islamic Center of the South Shore, Inc. (also known as Hamza Masjid) an application for exemption from real property taxes pursuant to section 420-a of the real property tax law for the 2010/2011 assess- ment roll, with regard to a portion of the 2010-2011 school tax and the 2011 general tax for the parcel owned by such not-for-profit which is located at 878 Goldner Court, Valley Stream, county of Nassau, otherwise known as Nassau county tax map, section 37, block 503, lot 118. If accepted, the application shall be reviewed as if it had been received on or before the taxable status date established for such rolls. If satisfied that such not-for-profit organization would otherwise be entitled to such exemption if such not-for-profit organization had acquired the property and filed an application for exemption by the appropriate taxable status date, the assessor, upon approval by the Nassau county legislature may make appropriate corrections to the subject roll. If such exemption is granted and such organization, there- fore, shall have paid any tax with respect to the subject roll, the applicable governing body or tax department may, in its sole discretion, provide for the refund of those taxes paid and cancel those taxes, fines, penalties, liens, or interest remaining unpaid. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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