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Gov. Cuomo signs executive order assisting seniors and restaurant owners

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 15:29:23-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order that's aimed at helping both seniors and restaurant owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the new executive order, local governments can continue to provide property tax exemptions for low-income senior citizens and persons with disabilities who own property through 2021 by lifting an in-person renewal requirement which would put vulnerable New Yorkers at risk of infection from COVID-19.

In addition, the sales tax deadline for restaurants in orange zones which have been required to suspend indoor dining will be extended until March.

"COVID has tested our collective strength and put a strain on finances for so many New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "We're taking measures that will provide much needed tax relief for some of those hardest hit by this pandemic - New Yorkers over 65 and our restaurant industry. With the finish line in sight, we will continue to support New Yorkers wherever possible and fight to get the federal government to deliver real relief for those who are struggling."

You can read the entire executive order by clicking here.