Taxing Situation for Misprinted Billing Statement
PLATTSBURGH, NY—Local taxpayers thought they were getting a major discount when their bills arrived, but a printing error isn’t letting anyone off the hook. According to the Plattsburgh (NY) Press Republican, bills arrived at taxpayer homes with the option of making four installment payments or one lump sum payout, accompanied by corresponding coupons. However, the full payment coupon shows the amount for a 25 percent payment.
The bills were printed by an unidentified Central New York printer before being sent to the City Chamberlain’s office for review. However, the paper noted that the full amount is listed on the bill, two inches above the coupons. New bills were not mailed out, as the city didn’t want to further confuse the issue.