Assemblywoman Galef Invites Public to Join a Conversation on Taxation and Finance in New York State

NYS Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Mattox will visit the 90th Assembly District
June 4, 2012

State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will host a conversation on, Thursday, June 7th from 7-9pm at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, with NYS Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Thomas H. Mattox to discuss taxation, tax laws, and other financial issues that impact individuals and business owners in New York State.

Thomas H. Mattox, the New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance, will speak and answer questions concerning taxation and its impacts on those living in New York State. Commissioner Mattox has served in his current position since January 2011. The Department of Taxation and Finance has recently merged with the Office of Real Property Service in order to combine all tax related matters in New York State into one efficient department.

Topics to be discussed include: the latest changes in tax rates and programs in New York State, the Department’s focus on compliance through more effective taxpayer services, STAR exemptions, and property assessments throughout New York State. The commissioner will also respond to questions from the audience.

“I’m very excited that I have the opportunity to host Commissioner Mattox at my upcoming forum this week. This is a great chance for my constituents to ask questions about the recent changes to New York State tax law and to improve their understanding of the Department. It is crucial that the public understands both the tax laws in the state and what the Department of Taxation and Finance is doing to meet budgetary concerns,” concluded the Assemblywoman.

For more information and/or directions contact the Assemblywoman’s office by e-mail at or by phone at 914-941-1111.