FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2012
MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION REQUIRING VERIFICATION OF DATA FOR CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws
“The next bill is Introductory Number 688-A, sponsored by Council Members Ignizio, James, Mealy, Recchia, Nelson, Barron, Gennaro, Jackson, Koo, Halloran, Oddo and Ulrich.
“Introductory Number 688-A codifies the Department of Finance’s existing practice of requiring applicants to submit proof of eligibility when applying for certain personal tax exemptions. Submitting proof of eligibility will ensure that taxpayers are eligible and qualified to receive such exemptions.
“I would like to thank Department of Finance Commissioner David Frankel and his staff for their work on this bill along with my Office of City Legislative Affairs. I would also like to thank the City Council for approving this legislation.”
Stu Loeser/Evelyn Erskine (212) 788-2958
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