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File #: Res 1335-2000    Version: * Name: Real Estate Taxes, Interest Rates
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 5/10/2000
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution to establish that the interest rate to be charged for non-payment of taxes on real property where the annual tax on the parcel, other than a parcel that consists of vacant or unimproved land, is not more than $2,750, be 18% per annum for Fiscal Year 2001 in the case of any such parcel where the real property taxes are held in escrow and paid to the Commissioner of Finance by a mortgage escrow agent; and 9% per annum in the case of all other such parcels.
Sponsors: Herbert E. Berman, Michael C. Nelson, Adolfo Carrion, Howard L. Lasher
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/6/2000*Herbert E. Berman City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/2000*Herbert E. Berman Committee on Finance Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/2000*Herbert E. Berman Committee on Finance Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2000*Herbert E. Berman City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2000*Herbert E. Berman City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1335 Title Resolution to establish that the interest rate to be charged for non-payment of taxes on real property where the annual tax on the parcel, other than a parcel that consists of vacant or unimproved land, is not more than $2,750, be 18% per annum for Fiscal Year 2001 in the case of any such parcel where the real property taxes are held in escrow and paid to the Commissioner of Finance by a mortgage escrow agent; and 9% per annum in the case of all other such parcels. Body By Council Members Berman and Nelson; also Council Members Carrion and Lasher Whereas, Local Law No. 47 of 1990 requires the Banking Commission to transmit a written recommendation to the City Council of proposed interest rates to be charged for non-payment of taxes on real property in those cases in which the annual tax on a parcel, other than a parcel which consists of vacant or unimproved land, is not more than two thousand seven hundred fifty dollars; and Whereas, In the case of any such parcel where the real property taxes are held in escrow and paid to the Commissioner of Finance by a "mortgage escrow agent," as that term is defined in section fifteen hundred nineteen of the City Charter, the proposed interest rate shall be at least six percent per annum greater than the prevailing interest rate charged for commercial loans extended to prime borrowers by commercial banks operating in the City (the "Prime Rate"); and Whereas, In the case of all other such parcels, the proposed interest rate shall be at least equal to such Prime Rate; and Whereas, The Banking Commission notes that the Prime Rate is currently 9%; and Whereas, The Banking Commission recommends to the City Council that the interest rate to be charged for non-payment of taxes on real estate where the annual tax on the parcel, other than a parcel that consists of vacant or unimproved land, is not more than $2,750, be 18% per annum for Fiscal Year 2001 in the case of any such parcel where the real property taxes are held in escrow and paid to the Commissioner of Finance by a mortgage escrow agent; and Whereas, The Banking Commission recommends to the City Council that the interest rate to be charged for non-payment of taxes on real estate where the annual tax on the parcel, other than a parcel that consists of vacant or unimproved land, is not more than $2750, be nine percent per annum for Fiscal Year 2001 in the case of all other parcels; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the City Council determines that the interest rate to be charged for non-payment of taxes on real property where the annual tax on the parcel, other than a parcel that consists of vacant or unimproved land, is not more than $2,750, be 18% per annum for Fiscal Year 2001 in the case of any such parcel where the real property taxes are held in escrow and paid to the Commissioner of Finance by a mortgage escrow agent; and, be it further Resolved, That the Council determines that the interest rate to be charged for non-payment of taxes on real property where the annual tax on the parcel, other than a parcel that consists of vacant or unimproved land, is not more than $2,750, be 9% per annum for Fiscal Year 2001 in the case of all other parcels; and, be it further Resolved, That this resolution shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in effect as of July 1, 2000. jc:ag PC Budget00 Prec. Reso - 3 -