By Stefanie Dazio and David Olson
Phones ringing off the hook. Residents lined up out the door. Questions shouted at staff members.
Long Island town tax receivers arrived at their offices early Tuesday morning after a long holiday weekend to find property owners had beaten them there, hoping to prepay their 2018 taxes to take advantage of possible deductions this year before the new federal tax code goes into effect.
“It’s been a nightmare,” Riverhead Town Tax Receiver Laurie A. Zaneski said, adding that 30 phone messages were waiting when the office opened Tuesday.
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Source: Newsday (via The Empire Report)