Tom Golisano to challenge property assessment
Billionaire Tom Golisano is challenging his tax assessment - saying hundreds of Canada geese have decreased the value of his lakefront home in western New York.
The third Tuesday in May is known as Tax Grievance Day in most communities throughout the state.
That's when property owners can challenge tentative assessment rolls.
Golisano has withheld $145-thousand dollars in taxes on his home on Canandaigua Lake in South Bristol.
He says it's because town officials haven't helped him with his geese problem….and says he’ll file a grievance today.
The businessman and philanthropist has launched a website - Tax My Property Fairly - to help people fight for fair assessments.