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Department of Taxation and Finance

Assessment Community Weekly 11/26/18

RPSV4 news

  • We are issuing RPSV4 bills by email for the 2018 — 19 fiscal year this week.
  • An optional RPSV4 update (RPS2016_3501) is now available to address performance conflicts between Microsoft Office Suite 2016 and RPSV4. The update is available on Real Property System.

Review your Web browser security

Beginning on December 4, New York State websites will require visitors’ Web browsers (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and so on) to use a minimum security protocol known as TLS1.2. This will help to ensure web security for state agencies and our users. It’s a great opportunity to ensure that you are using a web browser with adequate security standards.

You can easily check to see if your Web browser meets this standard by visiting If your Web browser is compliant, you will receive this message:

You have successfully connected using TLS1.2.

No further action is needed.

If your browser is not compatible, see Browser security requirements for more information and instructions on how to adjust your settings or upgrade your browser. 

If you have questions, our Assessor/Director Hotline staff is prepared to assist you. Simply call 518-457-9053 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

New report on assessment ceilings for public utility mass property

Chapter 315 of the Laws of 2018 required us to prepare a report analyzing the economic, policy and legal objectives that would be served by establishing an assessment ceiling program for all public utility mass real property within the state. See the report: Assessment Ceilings for Public Utility Mass Property: An Analysis.

Judicial cases

New Judicial cases:

  • Preferred Group of Manhattan, Inc. v City of Poughkeepsie