NYC Releases FY2025 Assessment Roll, With Increases for Residential, Office, and Hotel TaxpayersJanuary 30, 2024
Despite unprecedented and persistent weakness in the office market, and related ripple effects on surrounding retailers, the New York City Department of Finance has increased values for the office sector overall by 3.5%, further bloating the heavy tax burden on a class of properties with a highly uncertain future.
The City is also aggressively seeking to inflate taxes for hotels by an enormous 8.4% along with retail properties at 2.0%, both clearly painting a rosy picture of market value that is at odds with the actual experience of many owners in these sectors and failing to reflect the level of services received from New York City.
Residential owners will feel the pinch too in the coming year, as the DOF added more than $370 billion in value to cooperatives, condominiums and rental apartment buildings, which is some 4.5% over last year, and ignores massive increases in operating expenses due to factors like insurance costs. Brooklyn alone is projected to receive the largest taxable billable assessed value percent increase at 11%.
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