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Lansing to opt-out of solar tax exemption

Lansing to opt-out of solar tax exemption

The Lansing Town Board this week considered opting out of a state law that would give tax exemptions to solar installations.

The Lansing Star Online reports opting out will increase town tax revenue from large commercial power-producing solar installations including proposed projects at Cargill and the Cayuga Power Plant, though a larger Cornell solar project is expected to be exempt.

State law dictates any solar, wind, or farm waste power producing properties do not pay property taxes on parts that have such installations.

If a community wants tax revenue from a solar installation that adds value to a property, it must opt out. The Town will hold a public hearing on the measure on September 18th.

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