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2017-2018 HOOSICK FALLS CENTRAL SCHOOL TAX INFORMATION

2017-2018 School Tax Bills were mailed on September 11, 2017

Link – CLICK HERE  to Print or View a copy of your School Tax Bill/Receipt)

IMPORTANT.  The search engine requires ONLY ONE of the following a) Owner last name, OR b) Street name (name only, no house number), OR the SBL/TAX ID#.

Link – CLICK HERE to pay with a credit card or echeck

PLEASE NOTE: There is a fee associated with paying by credit card or echeck that is paid directly to the online vendor by the taxpayer. The fee is 3% of the total tax amount for Visa, Mastercard, or Discover card payments. The fee is $4.95 or a percentage of the total for amounts over $2,500 for payments made by echecks.

In Person Payments:

Tax payments CANNOT be accepted at the School’s Business Office.  In-person payments may be made at KeyBank Monday – Friday from 9am to 3pm.  Please bring your tax bill for accurate processing. Payments cannot be accepted after October 31, 2017.  

Mail-in Payments:

Payments can be mailed with your tax bill stub for accurate processing. The payments must be mailed to the following address:

Hoosick Falls Central School Tax Collector
PO Box 14555
Albany, NY 12212-4555

Make checks payable to: Hoosick Falls Central School Tax Collector

Important Notes:

 

  • No penalties if paid between September 6, 2017 – October 10, 2017.
  • 2% penalties if paid between October 11, 2017 – October 31, 2017.
  • Payments postmarked after October 31, 2017 will not be accepted.
  • Credit card or echeck payments will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on October 31, 2017.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOOL TAXES

When will I get my school tax bill?

Bills were mailed out September 11, 2017.  If you did not receive a bill, you can print a copy from the link above or you may contact the school tax collector.

Contact – Emily Sanders, District Treasurer
Email – sanderse@hoosickfallscsd.org
Phone – 518-686-7321 ext. 1601

What should I do if I find an error or missing exemption on my tax bill?

If the error relates to the property assessment or exemption amounts, please contact the town assessor first.

Town of Grafton – 518-279-3565
Town of Hoosick – 518-686-5733
Town of Petersburgh – 518-658-3777
Town of Pittstown – 518-753-4222
Town of White Creek – 518-677-2963

My tax bills will no longer be paid by escrow through my mortgage company, what do I do?

Usually, the escrow companies will let us know.  If you did not receive a bill, you can print one from the link above or you can send an email or call the District Treasurer with your address and SBL to have one mailed to you.

Why are my property taxes for a previous year showing as unpaid?

The School District’s tax information is current as of payments made/postmarked by October 31st of that tax year. After that date, delinquent taxes are turned over to the Rensselaer County or Washington County Tax Services. Payments made to these offices are not reflected in our records.

Rensselaer County Tax Services – 518-270-2780
Washington County Tax Services – 518-746-2130

NOTE: Taxes not paid by October 31st are turned over to the appropriate County for collection.  At that point additional penalties will be imposed.  Contact the County tax service office to determine the balance owed.  Uncollected amounts will be re-levied on the town and county tax bill.

What is the STAR exemption?
STAR is New York State’s School Tax Relief Program that provides a partial property tax exemption from school taxes to eligible homeowners. Most New Yorkers who own and live in their home are eligible for the STAR exemption on their primary residence.  For additional information on the STAR program and to register, click on the following link: http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star