• School Tax Information

    Jordan McComb
    (518) 325-2815

    Tax Collector
    Taconic Hills Central School District
    73 County Route 11A
    Craryville, NY 12521

    View and/or Pay Your Tax Bill Online!

    Property owners have the ability to view, pay, print, and download their bills through the InfoTax Online link provided below. This option will be available from September 1, 2019 until October 31, 2019. Note:  Please provide only One identifying search criteria requested (either last name OR address OR bill number OR tax map #) when looking for your parcel history. Be aware of the selected tax year (current or year prior) 

    *Please Note: Tax-Payers will NOT incur any service charges for online payments. Taconic Hills CSD will absorb all online payment fees, for the 2019-2020 school year. The tax-payer will have to check a box to ‘acknowledge’ that MuniciPay enforces a service charge, however, this will not be applied your tax bill. More info

    Info-Tax Online

    2019-2020 Tax Notice

    2019-2020 Tax Collection Period

    School property tax bills are mailed to owners in late August.  Tax bills may be paid, without penalty, during the period of September 1 through October 1, 2019.  All taxes paid or postmarked on or after October 2, 2019 shall bear an interest charge of two percent (2%) until October 31, 2019.  No tax payments will be accepted or processed by the school tax collector postmarked after October 31, 2019.  All taxes remaining unpaid after October 31, 2019 will be returned to the Columbia County Treasurer for further collection. 


    Payment of Taxes

    Online: Taxpayers may pay tax bills online using Info-Tax Online, powered by MuniciPay.  There is no fee for using this payment option.  Users will pull up their 2019 School Tax bill through Info-Tax Online, and once you select the desired parcel, you will have the ability to pay your taxes in full, online, at no additional charge to you.

    By Mail:  (This is a District Lockbox service.) The school district will also accept payments by mail as long as the payment is in the exact amount due and made payable to “Taconic Hills CSD”. 

    Payment mailing address:

    Taconic Hills CSD
    c/o Receiver of Taxes
    P.O. Box 10716
    Albany, NY   12201 

    • Please include the Receiver’s stub, or entire tax bill and note either the bill number or S/B/L number on your check.  NO partial payments will be accepted.

    By Overnight Mail: (This is a District Lockbox service) Payments may be sent overnight to:  

    Key Bank Lockbox Operations
    Lockbox 10716
    555 Patroon Creek Blvd.
    Albany, NY 12206

    In Person: Payment of school taxes may also be dropped off in person for forwarding to the District Lockbox:

    Key Bank Copake Branch, County Route 7A, Copake, NY – Banking hours:
    Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm, Friday 9am-5pm. You MUST have a copy of your 2019-20 school tax bill with you, otherwise you will be sent to the District.


    2019-2020 Tax Collection Period

    School property tax bills are mailed to owners in late August. Tax bills may be paid, without penalty, during the period of September 1 through September 30, 2019. All taxes paid on or after October 1, 2019 shall bear an interest charge of two percent (2%) until October 31, 2019. No tax payments will be accepted or processed by the school tax collector received after October 31, 2019. All taxes remaining unpaid after October 31, 2019 will be returned to the Columbia County Treasurer for further collection. 


    STAR (School Tax Relief) Exemption/Credit
    For qualified homeowners, Basic and Enhanced STAR exemptions may be available for their primary residence.  Learn more about the STAR Program – https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/

    Important Changes to STAR Exemption Program:  New applicants who qualify for STAR must register with New York State instead of applying with their assessor.  You will receive a credit in the form of a check, rather than receiving a property tax exemption.  The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption.  You can register online at www.tax.ny.gov or by phone at (518) 457-2036.  These changes do not affect homeowners who registered for the STAR exemption prior to the 2015 deadline.  To learn more, visit https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/star-2016-tp-faqs.htm    

    **2019 Changes to Exemptions for Property Owners Age 65 and Over**

    Please note that there will be changes to the 2019 exemptions for property owners age 65 and over. 

    • To receive the Enhanced STAR exemption, property owners must enroll in the Income Verification Program (IVP). If you’re already enrolled, no action is needed.
    • If you qualify for the senior citizen’s exemption, you will no longer automatically receive the Enhanced STAR exemption. You must apply for Enhanced STAR separately.

    For more information or to obtain forms, contact your assessor, or visit the link below for further information on these changes provided by the state. 
    https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYTAX/bulletins/2066c31

    STAR Rebate
    In 2015, NYS created a new STAR Rebate for the years 2016 through 2019, which replaced the Property Tax Freeze Credit offered by the State in 2014 and 2015.  The STAR Rebate applies to homeowners who are receiving the STAR Exemption and who live in school districts that pass budgets at or below the tax levy cap.  For the years 2017 through 2019, the rebate will equal the STAR tax savings multiplied by a percentage determined by the taxpayer’s income, with eligible annual income capped at $275,000.  The state will mail rebate checks to residents in the fall.  Because Taconic Hills’ budget for this year was at or below the tax cap, district homeowners are eligible for this credit. 

    Additional Exemptions
    The Taconic Hills Board of Education discounts school taxes for the District’s senior citizen low-income homeowners, certain persons with disabilities, Veterans and Cold War Veterans.  The law gives school districts, at their own discretion, the option to grant these exemptions.  Eligible Taconic Hills CSD property owner should apply for these exemptions through their town assessor’s office. 

    Senior Citizen ExemptionThe District grants a reduction in the amount of property taxes paid on a primary residence by qualifying senior citizens, who must be 65 years of age or older and meet certain income limitations. 

    Limited Income Disability ExemptionThe District grants a reduction in the amount of property taxes paid on a primary residence by qualifying persons with disabilities.  To qualify, persons must have documented evidence of their disability and meet certain income limitations.  

    Alternative Veterans’ Exemption and Gold Star ExemptionThe District grants a reduction in the amount of property taxes paid on a primary residence by qualifying veterans in the form of the basic level Alternative Veterans’ Exemption.  In order to be eligible, veterans must have served during specifically identified conflicts.  The District also extends this exemption to Gold Star Parents, which exempts the parents of a service member killed in action from a portion of the property taxes on their primary residence. Eligible residents must apply with their Town Assessor (submit a copy of your DD-214 with the application) in order to receive this benefit.  If you already receive a Veterans’ Exemption at the Town and/or County level, you do not need to take any further action to have this exemption applied to your school tax bill.  See limits 

    Cold War Veterans’ ExemptionThis District grants a reduction in the amount of property taxes paid on a primary residence by qualifying Cold War Veterans.  No Cold War Veteran receiving an exemption under Alternative Veterans Exemption may be eligible for this exemption. Eligible residents must apply with their Town Assessor (submit a copy of your DD-214 with the application) in order to receive this benefit.  If you already receive a Veterans’ Exemption at the Town and/or County level, you do not need to take any further action to have this exemption applied to your school tax bill.  See limits


    Town Assessors

    Ancram: 
    (518) 329-6512 x4
    http://www.ancramny.org/assessor/

    Austerlitz:
    (518) 392-3260 x305
    http://austerlitzny.com/tax-assessor/

    Claverack:
    (518) 672-4470
    http://townofclaverack.com/departments/assessor-office/

    Copake:
    (518) 329-1234 x4
    http://townofcopake.org/government/departmentsoffices/assessor/

    Gallatin:
    (518) 398-1566
    http://gallatin.yourtownhub.com/building/

    Ghent: 
    (518) 392-4642
    http://townofghent.org/departments/assessors-office/ 

    Hillsdale:
    (518) 325-3636
    https://hillsdaleny.com/property-assessment-taxation/assessor/

    Livingston
    (518) 851-2776 x313
    http://www.townoflivingston.org/assessor/

    Taghkanic
    (518) 851-7501
    http://www.taghkanic.org/directory.html

    Northeast (Dutchess Co.)
    (518) 789-3300 X605
    http://www.townofnortheastny.gov/assessors-office/

    Additional Contact Links:
    The Columbia County Real Property Tax Services website offers links concerning Columbia County, NY  properties, including STAR & other exemptions, tax assessors, tax collections, tax rates, tax assessments, tax sales data, tax maps, etc.

    The Columbia County Treasurer
    (518) 828-0513
    https://sites.google.com/a/columbiacountyny.com/treasurer/

    Taconic Hills Central School District Boundary Map - Unified School District boundary map for Taconic Hills Central School District, New York (USD).

    Note About Addresses: Please take a moment to check your mailing address on your bill. Residents, especially those in the Village of Philmont, who use a post office box for mail delivery should add their post office box number to their mailing address of record.  If you need to make changes, additions or updates, please contact your Town Assessor to update this information. 

  • Jordan McComb
    Tax Collector
    Taconic Hills Central School District

    The school Tax Collector’s office is open from 8:00am until 4:00pm, Monday through Friday

    We can be reached at taxcollector@taconichills.k12.ny.us or by telephone at 518.325.2815

  • TAX CALENDAR (2019-2020)

    8/30
    Tax Bills Mailed

    9/1
    School Tax Collection Begins

    9/30
    Last day non-penalty School Tax payments accepted

    10/1
    2 % Penalty School Tax collection phase begins

    10/31
    Last day School Tax payments accepted by THCSD (received by date – postmarks not accepted)

    11/18
    Columbia County Treasurer’s Office begins accepting payment for uncollected taxes

    12/2
    Last day payments accepted by Columbia County Treasurer’s Office (payment must be in-hand by 3:00 PM)