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09/28/2020 Assessment Community Weekly

To those observing Yom Kippur, we wish you a safe holiday.

If you’ll be attending the inaugural Assessors Association virtual conference, we look forward to seeing you the morning of October 5!

Sign up soon for online fundamentals of assessment administration

Last week we announced that the ORPTS Training Schedule is updated through the spring of 2021.

Among the course offerings is an online Fundamentals of Assessment Administration course beginning November 2. Sign up now to reserve your spot and to ensure you have an online services account in SLMS.

STAR credit checks

Checks for the STAR credit have been issued in localities with September 30 school tax bill due dates. If you’re contacted by a property owner with questions about their check or a letter they received, direct them to our STAR representatives at 518-457-2036.

New legal Q & A regarding the Exemption for solar, wind, or certain other energy systems

We’ve added a new legal Q & A to our website:

A school district opted out of the exemption as of April 9, 2018, and repealed the resolution opting out as of February 10, 2020. Several exemptions were granted at the town and county levels while the opt out was in effect. Should those properties now receive the RPTL 487 exemption for school district purposes, or are they limited to the exemption at the town and county levels?

Here’s our non-binding response.

For the full list of Q & A’s, see Legal Property Tax Questions – Asked and Answered.