278 Route 32
Central Valley, NY 10917
FAX (845) 460-6089
Please see file link at the bottom of the page for the school tax deadlines.
School tax bills are mailed to taxpayers at the end of August every year. School tax bills are also available on the website: www.infotaxonline.com.
No payments can be accepted after November 3 by the school district as all unpaid taxes at that point are turned over to the Orange County Commissioner of Finance.
Taxpayers can make payments at Orange County Commissioner of Finance until 5 pm on November 16 with a 3% penalty. Orange County Commissioner of Finance will not accept payment after November 16.
Methods of Payment:
Please note that the tax office will be closed on September 14 (Rosh Hashanah), September 23 (Yom Kippur), October 12 (Columbus Day) and November 11 (Veterans Day).
If you believe your bank or mortgage company escrows for your taxes (your monthly mortgage amount includes a tax escrow payment) and you receive a tax bill, please forward your bill to the bank or company holding your mortgage.
Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you of your responsibility for payment. It also will not constitute cause for cancellation of any penalty if the bill becomes delinquent. (New York State Real Property Tax Law 922) If you do not receive a tax bill, please contact the tax collector at the number above to obtain a copy of your tax bill.
After November 3, unpaid tax bills are turned over to Orange County Commissioner of Finance. Contact the Commissioner of Finance in Goshen, NY for payments after November 3. Their phone number is (845) 291-2480.
After November 16 unpaid school taxes are re-levied onto the taxpayer's January property tax bill along with additional penalties. Please contact your local Town Assessor for further information regarding delinquent taxes.
New York State homeowners can reduce their school taxes through the statewide school tax relief program, STAR. Basic STAR is available to anyone who owns and lives in his or her own home and does not exceed the $500,000 income level (new in 2011).
Enhanced STAR is available to senior homeowners whose incomes do not exceed the statewide standard. While rebate checks are no longer sent out by the state, homeowners continue to receive the benefits of the STAR exemptions on their school tax bills. Call your town assessor to apply if you are not already enrolled.
*Please note that the 2011-12 Enacted State Budget established a new cap on increases in Star savings. Beginning with the 2011-12 school levies, increases in Star savings will be capped at 2% of the prior year savings.
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