Enrollment and management of lands in New York State’s 480-a forest owner tax incentive program
Section 480-a of the New York State Real Property Tax Law provides qualifying forest owners with as much as an 80% reduction in assessed value provided the landowner commits to keeping his/her land as forested space for a minimum of 10 years, and to follow a forest management plan prepared by a forester and approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Finch foresters have extensive experience in managing lands within the constraints of 480-a. We can compute your estimated savings; assist in the application process, prepare the required forest management plan and inventory, and maintain the annual requirements for compliance with the tax incentive program.
For more information on this or any of our services,
please contact us at (518) 793-2541, ext. 5693, or via email.