Unpaid property taxes skyrocket in NYC while AG James goes after Trump

Unpaid New York City property taxes are expected to skyrocket to a record high this fiscal year while New York Attorney General Letitia James focuses her attention on former President Donald Trump.

The unpaid taxes are projected to amount to $880 million by the end of June and mark a more than 30% jump from three years ago. The main reason for the high taxes is that officials do not have the power to enforce the punishments for not paying the fees.

“It’s not just the absolute dollar amount that I think should worry us all,” Preston Niblack, the city’s finance commissioner, said earlier this month. “[People are] realizing there are no consequences for not paying your property taxes. That just can’t be allowed to continue.”

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