Press Releases & Public Statements Archive


 

2013

November 21, 2013
Testimony of Assistant Commissioner Samara Karasyk on Introductory Number 1171
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October 29, 2013
Department of Finance Payments Program Awarded 2013 Pinnacle Grand Prize
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September 23, 2013
Beth E. Goldman Appointed Commissioner of the Department of Finance
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August 20, 2013
Commissioner Frankel Announces Overhaul of Parking Court Operation for Commercial Vehicle Owners.
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August 18, 2013
Commissioner David M. Frankel Announces his Departure from City Government.
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July 24, 2013
Testimony of Eric Munson on the Hurricane Sandy Property Tax Rebate to the Committee on Finance.
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June 25, 2013
Testimony of Theodore Oberman on the Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP) to the Committee on Economic Development.
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June 5, 2013
Testimony of Commissioner Frankel on the Mayor's Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2014.
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May 28, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Frankel Announce $90 Million in Property Tax Reductions for Homes and Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
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May 2, 2013
Testimony of Commissioner Frankel on Cigarette Tax Enforcement.
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April 23, 2013
Testimony of Commissioner Frankel on Real Property Income and Expense statements (RPIE).
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March 18, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Legislation to Further Reduce Smoking Rate.
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March 4, 2013
Testimony of Commissioner Frankel on the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2014.
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March 1, 2013
Testimony of Commissioner Frankel on Examining the New York City Department of Finance's Assessment Practices.
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February 20, 2013
Finance Mails Completed Earned Income Tax Credit Forms to Thousands of Eligible Households
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January 15, 2013
Finance Publishes Fiscal Year 2014 Tentative Assessment Roll. 
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2012

December 11, 2012
Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel Announces New Form to Report Property Damage from Hurricane Sandy.
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June 6, 2012
Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel Testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Finance on the Mayor’s Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2013.
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May 15, 2012
Statement of Commissioner David M. Frankel and Environmental Protection Commissioner Strickland Reminding Homeowners of May 17 Deadline to Avoid Lien Sale by Entering Into Payment Agreement.
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April 30, 2012
Statement of Commissioner David M. Frankel on Intro 485-A Regarding the Evaluation of Depository Banks.
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March 5, 2012
Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel Testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Finance on the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2013.
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March 2, 2012

Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel Testifies before the New York City Council Committee on Finance and Aging on Intro. 731-A Affecting Administration of the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption.
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January 17, 2012
Finance releases the FY2013 Tentative Assessment Roll.
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2011 

October 6, 2011
Commissioner David M. Frankel Announces Deadline to Renew Charitable Property Tax Extensions Nearing. 
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September 27, 2011
Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel testifies at SCRIE Oversight Hearing. 
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August 10, 2011
Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel and Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh Announce New Database of Property Tax Refunds. 
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June 20, 2011
Testimony of Treasurer Elaine A. Kloss before City Council Finance Committee on interest rate resolutions adopted by the NYC Banking Commission and recommended to the Council for late payment of property taxes, water and sewer charges and for early payment of property taxes for fiscal year 2012.
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June 6, 2011
Testimony of Commissioner David M. Frankel before the City Council Finance Committee on the Mayor's Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2012.
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May 2, 2011
Testimony of Commissioner David M. Frankel before the City Council Finance Committee on New York City's Real Property Assessment Roll and Real Property Tax.
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March 21, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce New Program to Allow New Yorkers to Contest Tickets Online.
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Testimony of Commissioner David M. Frankel Before The New York City Council Committee on Finance on the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2010.
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March 8, 2011
Testimony of Assistant Commissioner and Treasurer Elaine A. Kloss Before the NYC Council Committees on Finance and Community Development on Intro 485, Regarding the Classification of Depository Banks.
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February 22, 2011
Commissioner David M. Frankel Announces Merging of The Office of Tax Enforcement with Sheriff's Office.
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February 18, 2011
Testimony of Commissioner David M. Frankel Before the NYC Committees on Finance and Community Development on
Intro 26A, in Relation to the Sale of Liens on Property.
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February 2, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg and District Attorneys Announce New Effort to Use Data to Fight Financial Crime.
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January 26, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg, Consumer Affairs Commissioner Mintz and Finance Commissioner Frankel Announce that New Yorkers Making Less than $57,000 Have More Options than Ever to Claim Their Tax Refunds.
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January 25, 2011
Statement of Commissioner David M. Frankel on State Supreme Court's Decision to Temporarily Halt New York City Sheriff's Office Layoffs and Demotions.
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January 14, 2011 
Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel published the tentative property assessment roll for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011.
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2010

November 23, 2010
Testimony of Assistant Commissioner and Treasurer Elaine A. Kloss Before the New York City Council Committee on Finance regarding an examination of the role of the Banking Commission in selecting NYC depository banks.
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October 26, 2010
Commissioner Frankel and Chief Policy Advisor to the Mayor Feinblatt Announce Agreement to grant Finance access to Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Database.
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September 28, 2010
Testimony of Assistant Commissioner Pamela Parker-Cortijo Before the Consumer Affairs and Community Development Committees on the Sale of Tax Liens.
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June 15, 2010
Testimony of Finance Deputy Commissioner for Operations Andrew Salkin before the New York City Council Finance Committee on Technology on funding for Enhanced 911 Services by Voiceover Internet Protocol Providers.
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May 14, 2010
Testimony of Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel before the New York City Council Finance Committee on the Mayor's Final Budget for FY2011.
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March 4, 2010
Testimony of Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel before the New York City Council Finance Committee on the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for FY2011.
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March 2, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg and Information Technology and Telecommunications Commissioner Post start overhaul of data infrastructure at more than 40 city agencies.
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February 2, 2010
Finance and DEP Announce Plan to Sell Liens on Property
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January 15, 2010
Finance Releases the FY11 Tentative Assessment Roll
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January 14, 2010
Mayor Bloomberg announces lawsuit to collect up to $16 million in unpaid real estate taxes from Nigerian government.
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2009

November 18, 2009
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Assistant Commissioner, Sam Miller, on the Earned Income Tax Credit Mailing Project.
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July 29, 2009
Mayor Bloomberg Appoints David M. Frankel as Commissioner of the Department of Finance.
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June 1, 2009
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Acting Commissioner, Michael Hyman, on The FY2010 Executive Budget.
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April 28, 2009
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Deputy Commissioner, Michael Hyman, on The Effect of the Unincorporated Business Tax on Freelancers and Sole Proprietors.
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April 10, 2009

Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark and DEP Acting Commissioner Steven W. Lawitts Reach Out to Help At Risk Homeowners.
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March 9, 2009
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark, on The Mayor's FY10 Preliminary Budget.
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January 2, 2009
Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark is interviewed about the Reduced Fine Program for parking violations.
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2008

December 2, 2008
Testimony of Christopher Browne, Government Affairs Senior Director, NYC Department of Finance before the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development on a Preconsidered Intro Regarding ICAP Benefits and Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprises
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October 30, 2008
Testimony of Sam Miller, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Finance,  before the New York City Council Committee on Economic Development on Intro 860 regarding ICAP Benefits and Safety Code Violations
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October 29, 2008
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark, on the value of the new Yankee Statium
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May 22, 2008
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark, on the 2009 Fiscal Year Executive Budget
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April 23, 2008
Presentation by NYC Department of Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark, to the NYC Rent Guidelines Board on
April 15, 2008
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April 17, 2008
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark, on making Finance Commercial Parking Programs permanent.
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March 4, 2008
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark, on The Mayor's Preliminary Budget.
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March 3, 2008
Finance mails amended Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) returns to eligible New Yorkers for Federal, State and City EITC for 2005
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February 27, 2008
Finance Unveils Simplified, Electronic Tax Forms for Small Business Owners
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February 19, 2008
Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark and DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd Announce Start of City's First Lien Sale Process Since 2006.
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January 15, 2008
Finance Department's FY09 Tentative Assessment Roll Shows Property Values Up By 1.44%
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2007 

December 12, 2007
On December 12, 2007, Sheriff Lindsay Eason testified before a Joint Hearing of the Committee on Civil Service & Labor and the Comimittee of Finance on The Role of the Sheriff in New York City.
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November 16, 2007
Effective November 19, 2007, the new Bronx Business Center will open at the Hub Retail and Office Center in the South Bronx, located at 3030 Third Avenue.
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October 4, 2007
On October 2, 2007, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark announced that $400 property tax rebate checks are in the mail for 626,000 owners of homes, cooperatives and condominiums.
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August 29, 2007
Effective September 1, 2007, clothing and footwear are exempt from the 4% New York City local sales and use taxes, regardless of the cost. Clothing and footwear costing $110 or more were previously subject to local taxes but will now be subject to State taxes only. The law is expected to save taxpayers approximately $110 million in 2008. 8/29/07
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August 1, 2007
Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark And Office Of Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno Announce Emergency Extensions Of Filing And Payment Due Dates For Businesses Affected By Steam Pipe Explosion. Approximately 2,000 Businesses Affected By Closures Within The "Frozen Zone" Get One Month Extension To Pay Taxes And File Returns.
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May 25, 2007
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark, on FY 2008 Executive Budget. 5/25/07
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April 18, 2007
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Commissioner,
Martha E. Stark Before the Assembly Real Property Taxation Committee. 4/17/07
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April 16, 2007
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark Before the City Council Committee on Small Business, 4/16/07
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March 6, 2007
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark Before the City Council Committee on Finance, 3/6/07
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March 2, 2007
Testimony of NYC Department of Finance Commissioner, Martha E. Stark Before the City Council Committee on Finance, 3/2/07
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January 12, 2007
Finance Department's FY08 Tentative Assessment Roll Shows Property Values Up By 19%
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2006

August 9, 2006
Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark and Corporation Counsel Michael A. Cardozo Announce the City's Latest Effort to Collect Unpaid Tax on Internet Purchases of Cigarettes
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June 8, 2006
Testimony of Commissioner Martha E. Stark, New York City Department of Finance, Before the City Council Committee on Finance Hearing on the FY 2007 Executive Budget
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March 24, 2006
Testimony of Sam Miller, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Finance, Before a Hearing of the City Council Veterans' Affairs Committee on Intro. 232, Public Noticing of Property Tax Exemption Programs
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March 14, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg, Bronx Borough President Carrion, and the Related Companies Break Ground for the Hub Retail and Office Center in the Bronx
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March 13, 2006
Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark Announces City's Annual Tax Lien Pool is Smallest Ever
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March 7, 2006
Mayor Bloomberg, Finance Commissioner Stark, and Corporation Counsel Cardozo Announce Largest Settlement in Ongoing Effort to Collect City Sales Taxes Owed on Internet Cigarette Purchases
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March 6, 2006
Testimony of Martha E. Stark, Commissioner, NYC Department of Finance, Before the City Council Committee on Finance Hearing on the FY 2007 Preliminary Budget
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March 1, 2006
Testimony of Sam Miller, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Finance, Before a Hearing of the City Council Finance Committee on the Sale of Tax Liens
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February 28, 2006
Testimony of Martha E. Stark, Commissioner, NYC Department of Finance, Before a Joint Hearing of the City Council Small Business and Transportation Committees on the NYC Delivery Solutions Program
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January 24, 2006
Statement by Martha E. Stark on Indictment of Jeffery C. Rosner and David E. Cohen
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January 17, 2006
Finance Department's FY07 Tentative Assessment Roll Shows Property Values Up By 9.25%
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2005

August 17, 2005
Testimony of Michael Hyman, Assistant Commissioner for Tax Policy, New York City Department of Finance, Before the City Council Committee on Finance, Hearing on Intro. 690
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June 20, 2005
Testimony of Assistant Commissioner Michael Hyman, New York City Department of Finance, Before the City Council Committee on State and Federal Legislation, Hearing on Home Rule Messages
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June 7, 2005
Testimony of Michael Hyman, Assistant Commissioner for Tax Policy, New York City Department of Finance, Before the City Council Committee on State and Federal Legislation, on Senate 5170
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June 6, 2005
Testimony of First Deputy Commissioner Rochelle Patricof, New York City Department of Finance, Before the City Council Committee on Finance, Hearing on the FY2006 Executive Budget
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May 25, 2005
Finance Touts Bill that Helps Owners, Simplifies Administration of the Property Tax
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Testimony of Martha E. Stark, Commissioner, New York City Department of Finance, Before the New York City Council Committee on Finance on Interest Rate Bill
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April 21, 2005
Testimony of Sam Miller, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Finance, Before the City Council Committee on Transportation on Intro. 312
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April 7, 2005
Testimony of Sam Miller, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Finance, Before the New York State Assembly Committees on Real Property, Housing and Cities on Assessments of Renovated Properties
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March 17, 2005
Testimony of Carlton T. Butler, Assistant Commissioner for Tax Enforcement, Before the New York State Senate Majority Task Force on Immigration, Public Forum on the Impact of the Counterfeit Goods Trade
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March 14, 2005
Property Tax Delinquency Rate Plunges to 5-Year Low, Smallest Tax Lien Pool Since 1996
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March 3, 2005
Testimony of Commissioner Martha E. Stark, New York City Department of Finance, Before the City Council Committee on Finance, Hearing on the FY2006 Preliminary Budget
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March 1, 2005
Finance Announces $13 Million in Unclaimed Money
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January 14, 2005
Finance Department's FY06 Tentative Property Assessment Roll Reflects Five-Borough Economic Recovery Post-9/11
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2004

November 16, 2004
Gobble Up Your Undelivered IRS Refund - Make Holiday Shopping Easier to Swallow!
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August 12, 2004
Finance Assistant Commissioner Sam Miller Testimony on Resolutions 393 and 467 Before the City Council Committee on Finance
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July 19, 2004
City Agencies Host Evening Session to Help Manhattanites Resolve Property, Water Debt Before July 29th Lien Sale
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July 13, 2004
City Agencies Host Evening Session to Help Brooklynites Resolve Property, Water Debt Before July 29th Lien Sale
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June 29, 2004
City to Help Bronx Residents Resolve Property and Water Debt in Out Reach Session June 30
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May 25, 2004
New York City Department of Finance Gives Property Owners 60-Day Notice of Intention to Sell Liens in 2004 Sale
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May 24, 2004
Commissioner Martha E. Stark's Testimony Before the City Council Committee on Finance on the FY2005 Executive Budget
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May 13, 2004
Commissioner Martha E. Stark's Testimony Before the Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Administrative and Commercial Law Against House Resolution 3220, the Business Activity Tax Simplification Act
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April 22, 2004
Finance Stops $4.7 Million Transfer to Cashpoint Network Services, Inc. Following State Banking Commission's Suspension of Cashpoint's License
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March 4, 2004
Testimony of Commissioner Martha E. Stark before the City Council Committee on Finance hearing on the FY2005 Preliminary Budget
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January 16, 2004
Department of Finance and Department of Investigation release Final Report on Assessor reform; FY05 Tentative Property Assessment Roll published.
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January 13, 2004
Tax Amnesty Nets $40 Million for City as January 23rd Deadline Nears
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2003

December 29, 2003
Republic of Turkey Makes Final Payment for a Half-Million Dollars in Back Taxes Settlement Two Months Ahead of Schedule
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December 16, 2003
Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark, State Tax & Finance Commissioner Andrew S. Eristoff, and IRS Area Director Ellen Murphy Announce Agreement to Crack Down on Tax Avoidance Schemes
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December 8, 2003
Testimony of Sam Miller, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Finance, on Intro 624 Before the New York City Council Committee on Mental Health and Committee on Youth Services: December 8, 2003
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November 24, 2003
Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark today urged New Yorkers to check the Finance website to see if they are entitled to a refund from the IRS.
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November 20, 2003
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Comptroller William C. Thompson, and Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark Announce Initiative to Spur Banking Services and Development in Neighborhoods with Few or No Banks
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November 6, 2003
Testimony of Martha E. Stark, Commissioner, New York City Department of Finance, Before the New York City Council Committee on Finance on the Absentee Landlord Surcharge
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October 20, 2003
Testimony of Sam Miller, Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Finance, on Intro 540 Before the New York City Council Committee on on Aging New York City Council
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September 25, 2003
Finance Announces Campaign to Help Homeowners Take Advantage of Property Tax Savings Program (STAR)
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August 21, 2003
Statement of Commissioner Martha E. Stark on Dismissing Parking Tickets Issued During the Blackout of 2003
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August 19, 2003
Finance Offers "Blackout" Tax Filing Extension
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July 10, 2003
Finance Investigation of Sales Tax Evasion Leads to Guilty Plea for Brother of National Arts Club President
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June 24, 2003
Testimony of Martha E. Stark, Commissioner, New York City Department of Finance, Before the New York City Council Select Committee on Technology in Government on the Automated City Register Information System
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June 17, 2003
Testimony of Laura Held, Chief Administrative Law Judge, New York City Department of Finance, on a Home Rule Message in Support of A.8696 / S.5349 Before the New York City Council, June 17, 2003
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Testimony of Michael Hyman, Assistant Commissioner for Tax Policy, New York City Department of Finance, on A.9000 / S.5607 Before the New York City Council Committee on State and Federal Legislation, June 17, 2003
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May 27, 2003
Warning! - City to Ticket Cars with Old Liberty License Plates Starting June 1, When 1-Month Grace Period Ends
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Testimony of Commissioner Martha E. Stark, New York City Department of Finance, Before the City Council Committee on Finance - Hearing on the FY2004 Executive Budget
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April 30, 2003
Finance Commissioner Stark Announces Ticket Grace Period for New Yorkers With Old "Liberty" License Plates
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April 11, 2003
Finance Department, Department of Environmental Protection, and Borough Presidents to Co-Host Tax Lien Community Outreach Sessions
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April 10, 2003
Finance Department, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Department of Environmental Protection to Host Tax Lien Community Outreach Session
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March 11, 2003
New York City Department of Finance Gives Property Owners 60-Day Notice of Inclusion in 2003 Lien Sale
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March 7, 2003
Testimony of Commissioner Martha E. Stark, New York City Department of Finance, Before a Joint Hearing of the NYS Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction, and Community Development and Senate Standing Committee on Local Government on Proposed Property Tax Exemption Legislation
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March 4, 2003
Testimony of Commissioner Martha E. Stark, New York City Department of Finance, Before the City Council Committee on Finance Hearing on the FY2004 Preliminary Budget
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January 29, 2003
Taxpayers Warned of Unscrupulous Tax Preparers - A Joint Press Release by the Internal Revenue Service, NYS Department of Taxation & Finance, and the NYC Department of Finance
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January 27, 2003
Testimony of Martha E. Stark, Commissioner, New York City Department of Finance, on Environmental Control Board Debt Collection Efforts Before a Joint Hearing of the Committee on Finance and the Select Committee on Technology in Government, NY City Council
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January 16, 2003
Statement from Department of Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark on Assessment of the Properties Named in the Indictment of February 2002
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January 15, 2003
Tentative Property Assessment Roll for Fiscal 2004 Reflects Continued Growth in Real Estate Market
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2002

December 11, 2002
Testimony of Commissioner Martha E. Stark on Property Assessment Reform Before the City Council Finance Committee
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October 9, 2002
Testimony of Michael Hyman, Acting Assistant Commissioner for Tax Policy, on Intro #264-A Before the Committee on Finance of the NY City Council
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September 26, 2002
Mayor's Press Release on Preliminary Report of the Joint Task Force Charged with Eliminating Corruption in the Real property Assessment Unit of the New York City Department of Finance
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July 8, 2002
Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark, Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Sayu Bhojwani Release Guide to the Lower Manhattan Sales Tax-Free Shopping, Dining, and Lodging Days
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May 28, 2002
Testimony of Martha E. Stark, Commissioner, New York City Department of Finance, on the FY 2003 Executive Budget Before the New York City Council Finance Committee
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April 22, 2002
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Hails City's Manhattan Business Center as Model of Customer Service Technology
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April 16, 2002
Commissioner Martha E. Stark Announces Successful Crackdown on Cigarette Smugglers and Retailers
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March 21, 2002
Commissioner Martha E. Stark's Testimony Before the Real Property Taxation Committee of the NYS Assembly
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March 11, 2002
Comments by Commissioner Martha E. Stark before the New York City Council Finance Committee
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February 25, 2002
NYC Finance Commissioner Martha E. Stark's Statement on the Arrest of Current and Former Property Assessors
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January 15, 2002
Department of Finance Posts FY 2003 Tentative Real Property Tax Assessment Roll Reflecting Real Estate Markets' Recent Growth and Current Uncertainties
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2001

December 27, 2001
Bill Hong Restaurant in Plea Agreement for Tax Non-Filing and Non-Payment
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July 25, 2001
City Welcomes World Trade Center to the Tax Rolls
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July 24, 2001
Consulate Can Avoid City's New Tow Policy by Agreeing to Pay Parking Debt in Full
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July 2, 2001
City Warns Foreign Consulates That Towing of Vehicles to Enforce Unpaid Parking Tickets Starts August 1st
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June 5, 2001
Finance Speaks Before the City Council Finance Committee
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May 8, 2001
Finance Announces Online Refund Applications
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April 5, 2001
City Publishes Additional Names of Business Tax Debtors on the Internet
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February 14, 2001
Finance Launches "NYCeFile" Web Filing Program
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Taxpayers Warned of Unscrupulous Preparers
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