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Firm pushes Schenectady nonprofits for back taxes

City still hoping to work out lien deal with collections agency

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Nonprofits that were taxed by the city years ago may soon be dealing with more pressure from a private tax collection company. Although the city is still trying to negotiate a deal with American Tax Funding, the collections agency is now trying to get its money from the nonprofit groups directly. Regional manager Tadgh Macaulay admitted that he’s sent real estate agents to the Schenectady Hindu Temple to pressure the Hindus to pay up. As ...

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February 24, 2012
7:31 a.m.

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Stratton's legacy continues. What a joke.

February 24, 2012
8:13 a.m.

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If the non-profits had filed their annual documentation as required, they wouldn't be in the mess they are in. It's their own fault, NOT Stratton's. No sympathy.

February 24, 2012
11:37 a.m.

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penny wise, but now we must pay the pounds

February 29, 2012
11:44 a.m.

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It's amazing how a company offering somebody options to get out of a mess that they caused themselves can be turned around like this. So ATF working with the church directly now equals "ATF pressures the church directly". As to the church owned laundromat/store/apartments, the church never owned it because the church pastors "didn't want the tax liability" only the rents and the income of the building - that they never owned. Rental fraud anyone? It's a simple matter of public record if anybody cares to look into it. And the police were called to the building for the eviction, not the foreclosure. ATF attempted to work with the occupants for a full year after the foreclosure prior to the eviction until "the church" threatened to strip the building of anything of value. And let's try this scenario: you paid $500 for a new water heater for your home. The company that sold you the new water heater now wants it back but they're not going to refund your money. Instead, they're going to give you a water heater that is rusted, leaking and has no power supply and won't heat your water. What would you do?