Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin will be riding the Internet airwaves as he is set to premiere the first episode of “Taxpayers First”; Long Island’s first taxpayers’ podcast series. “Taxpayers First” is a brand new podcast where the Receiver himself will interview prominent community leaders and elected officials, as well as feature important information for local taxpayers. The podcast will be available for free and featured on the Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes social media pages @TOHReceiver and at TOHReceiver.buzzsprout.com.
“Podcasts offer the opportunity for broadcasters to reach out and connect with the community right through the listener’s headphones,” said Clavin. “I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to keep residents informed about how they can reduce their tax burden and other important issues.”
As Long Island property owners clamor for more information on how to challenge their property assessments and take advantage of tax exemptions, the Receiver is making it more convenient than ever to learn about the necessary intricacies of school and property taxes. In the wake of a looming property assessment overhaul in Nassau County, “Taxpayers First” will keep residents up to date on all important assessment information, as well as offering advice for homeowners.
The Receiver already has a slew of interviewees slated to appear on his podcast “Taxpayers First,” starting with New York State Senator Elaine Phillips. The two will converse about the increasing cost of living on Long Island and what that means for its “golden-aged” residents. The Senator and the Receiver partnered earlier this month to propose an increase to the income eligibility limits for the Senior Citizens’ Property Tax Exemption.
“I’m excited to be the inaugural guest on Receiver Clavin’s ‘Taxpayers First’ podcast,” stated Senator Phillips. “Podcasts reach a great amount of listeners, whether they’re commuting to work or simply doing some chores around the house. It’s a convenient tool for residents to stay up to date on their local government.”
Recently, Clavin held the first Facebook Town Hall, where he went live on Facebook and fielded questions from viewers concerning property tax exemptions, assessment challenges and personal tax-related questions. Additionally, the Receiver is very active on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts @TOHReceiver.
“Right now, we are living in a world that is heavily influenced by social media and there is an abundance of resources out there to truly bring good government to the residents,” concluded Clavin. “Be sure to tune in to my new podcast ‘Taxpayers First,’ as this will set the tone for government leaders to better connect with their communities in the future.”