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School Taxes

School Tax Collector: Cheryl Sprague
Hours:
9:00AM - 12:00PM, Monday - Friday
Phone:
  845.677.4200 ext. 1105

Current year tax information link: InfoTax Online.

Make checks payable to: Cheryl Sprague, School Tax Collector

Payment checklist:

1. Checks should be dated for the day they are mailed; all checks are deposited immediately. If you post date your check, it may bounce.

2. Most errors on checks are made on the written line, which is also the legal line. Please be sure that the amount written is correct.

3. Is your check made out to the proper party? The upper left portion of your bill will indicate to whom and where you should send your payment.

4. Did you sign your check?

5. Is there a phone number on your check? All possible effort is made to contact the owner when there is a problem with a check.

6. Envelopes must have a readable postmark. If paying close to the deadline, get your envelope hand stamped inside of the post office.

7. Do you want a receipt? Mail the entire bill. The upper portion of the bill is what is used for a receipt. If you do not send it, you will not get a receipt.

Full payment penalty free period: September 1st - October 2nd, 2017

Full payment made from  October 3rd- November 1st, 2017: ADD 2% TO TOTAL BILL

INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 15TH.  UNITED STATES POSTMARK OF SEPTEMBER 15TH IS ACCEPTED.  INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.  ALL INSTALLMENT PAYMENTS POSTMARKED AFTER SEPTEMBER 15TH WILL BE RETURNED TO THE PAYEE.  

Collection ends: November 1st, 2017

Mail Bill To:
Cheryl Sprague
PO Box 686
Millbrook, NY  12545

Overnight Mail To:
Cheryl Sprague
43 Alden Place
Millbrook, NY  12545

In Person:
Cheryl Sprague
Millbrook Middle School
District Offices (4th door on right)
43 Alden Place
Millbrook, NY 12545

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NYS STAR

 

NEW YORK STATE STAR PROGRAM INFORMATION

STAR stands for School Tax Relief Program. It is a New York State program to help reduce school taxes for homeowners. STAR is New York State’s School Tax Relief Program that includes a school property tax rebate program and a partial property tax exemption from school taxes. All New Yorkers who own and live in their home (primary residence), are eligible for the exemption. Please note that the STAR Program is a state program that the District has no control over. The New York State STAR program is intended to be solely a state tax relief program, not state aid for education.

Basic STAR
Basic STAR is available for owner-occupied, primary residences, where the resident owners’ and their spouses’ income is less than $500,000. Basic STAR exempts the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes.

Enhanced STAR
Enhanced STAR provides an increased benefit for the primary residences of senior citizens (age 65 and older) with qualifying incomes. Enhanced STAR exempts the first $65,300 of the full value of a home from school taxes.

Veterans’ STAR
Veterans’ STAR is an optional program that school districts may or may not participate with. The Millbrook Central School District does support the Veterans’ STAR exemption. If you are a veteran, please file for this exemption with your town assessor.

Filing for the STAR Exemption
In order to get your STAR exemption, you must file a STAR application form with your local assessor. We have listed below the assessor information for the six (6) towns that have property located within the Millbrook Central School District. If you have questions regarding the STAR program, you can contact your town assessor’s office or by calling toll-free (1-888-697-8275) or visiting the website of the New York State Office of Real Property Services at the following link:

STAR - School Tax Relief Exemption

Town of Washington
Assessor’s Office: 845-677-3949
assessor@washingtonny.org

Town of Union Vale
Assessor’s Office: 845-724-5600

Town of Clinton
Assessor’s Office: 845-266-8179
assessor@townofclinton.com

Town of LaGrange
Assessor’s Office: 845-452-5889

Town of Stanford
Assessor’s Office: 845-868-7027

Town of Pleasant Valley
Assessor’s Office: 845-635-8159