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File #: Res 1347-2020    Version: * Name: Establish that the interest rate be 18 % per annum for FY'21 for non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of over $250,000, or over $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 6/25/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution to establish that the interest rate be 18 percent per annum for Fiscal Year 2021 for non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of over $250,000, or over $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments.
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1347, 2. Committee Report, 3. Council Member Yeger - Proposed Amendments, 4. June 25
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6/25/2020*Daniel Dromm City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2020*Daniel Dromm City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2020*Daniel Dromm City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2020*Daniel Dromm Committee on Finance Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/2020*Daniel Dromm Committee on Finance P-C Item Approved by CommPass Action details Meeting details Not available

Preconsidered Res. No. 1347

Resolution to establish that the interest rate be 18 percent per annum for Fiscal Year 2021 for non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of over $250,000, or over $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments.

 

By Council Member Dromm

 

                     Whereas, Pursuant to Section 11-224.1 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York the Banking Commission is required to recommend to the City Council, not later than the 13th day of May of each year, the proposed interest rate to be charged for non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of over $250,000, or over $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments; and

                     Whereas, The Banking Commission is required to propose a rate of 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, The Banking Commission notes that as of May 13, 2020, the Prime Rate stands at 3.25 percent as published by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and

Whereas, It is in the best interest of the City to encourage the prompt payment of taxes on real estate by all taxpayers; and

Whereas, The Banking Commission forwarded its recommendation to the Council, by letter dated May 13, 2020, that the interest rate to be charged for the non-payment of taxes on properties where the assessed value on a parcel is over $250,000, or over $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments, be 18 percent per annum for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2021; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York establishes that the interest rate be 18 percent per annum for Fiscal Year 2021 for the non-payment of taxes on properties with an assessed value of over $250,000, or over $250,000 per residential unit for cooperative apartments.

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LS #15584

06/16/2020