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2019-2020 HOOSICK FALLS CENTRAL SCHOOL TAX INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: if you are making a payment online, the payment system works best with the Google Chrome browser. 

2019-2020 School Tax Bills were mailed on August 30, 2019.

Link – CLICK HERE  to Print or View a copy of your School Tax Bill/Receipt) or to pay with a credit card or echeck.

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

*New this year Cash will not be Accepted you must pay with a Check or online.

Make checks payable to: Hoosick Falls Central School Tax Collector

In Person Payments:

To pay your taxes in person at the bank, you MUST bring your entire tax bill along with your payment to the Lobby of the following location:

KeyBank

14 Main Street

Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

Monday – Friday 9:00 – 3:00 [excluding holidays]

 

Mail-in Payments:

Payments can be mailed with your tax bill stub for accurate processing in the enclosed envelope.

The mailing address is PO Box 192 Hoosick Falls, NY  12090.

*PLEASE DO NOT MAIL TO THE ALBANY ADDRESS USED IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

Important Notes: Payments cannot be received postmarked after October 31, 2019. 

                              Tax payments cannot be accepted at the School’s Business Office.

Online Payments:

You can pay your Hoosick Falls CSD School taxes from the comfort of your home or office by using our online payment service.  Please CLICK HERE to access the payment site.  There are two options to pay online:

Credit card payments: Mastercard, Discover, American Express or Visa.  A per transaction convenience fee of 2.65% or $3.00 minimum will be paid by the taxpayer directly to the online payment processing company.

E-check:  Direct withdrawal from your bank account Fee is $1.50

           Online payments can be accepted until 11:59 PM on October 31, 2019.

*For record keeping all Taxpayers will receive their tax bills regardless if they are in ESCROW.  If your taxes are Escrowed with a Mortgage company this tax bill is for your records only and upon payment from the ESCROW company you will receive a paid receipt.

Important Notes:

  • No penalties if paid between September 3, 2019 – October 2, 2019.
  • 2% penalty if paid between October 3, 2019 – October 31, 2019
  • Payments postmarked after October 31, 2019 will not be accepted.
  • Credit card or echeck payments will be accepted until 11:59pm EST on October 31, 2019.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOOL TAXES

When will I get my school tax bill?

Bills were mailed out  August  30, 2019.  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 – Gabrielle Pruso, District Treasurer
Email – prusog@hoosickfallscsd.org   (copy and paste email address into a new email)
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. To look up prior year tax payments CLICK HERE.

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