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2018 Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform - Essay 1

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Tax Inequity Small Homeowners Group

To Quote: “To be the fairest big city, you need a fair tax system. For too long, New York City taxpayers have had to grapple with a property tax system that is too opaque, too complex, and just feels unfair,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “New Yorkers need property tax reform, and this advisory commission will put us on the road to achieve it.”


“This is an important first step towards addressing inequities in this city’s broken property tax system. It is crucial that we work to bring clarity and fairness to this process, which has long perplexed the public and left many feeling hoodwinked by the city government tasked with representing them. The Council looks forward to rolling up our sleeves and addressing this long-standing problem,” said Council Speaker Corey Johnson.


Transparency


What is the best way to make the tax system fair, we have to start with transparency.


See https://tax.tidalforce.org/ a simple tool to allow transparency for all the constit…