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Cohoes City School District

SCHOOL TAX COLLECTION

 

 

Email your questions to the tax collector at CohoesTaxCollector@cohoes.org

Click here to look up your school tax bill -- follow the instructions>>

information on current tax rebates in new york state>>

 

Online Payment 

CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR SCHOOL TAX BILL ONLINE>>

There are 2 options to pay online. You must enter your email address if you want a confirmation.

E – check – Direct withdrawal from your bank account. Please allow 5 business days for the payment to appear on your account. Graduated fee schedule starting at $4.95. Payments greater than $2,499 are charged an additional 0.5%. This fee is paid by the taxpayer directly to the vendor.

Credit Card Payment only - NO DEBIT CARDS - 50 cents + 3% fee paid by the taxpayer directly to the vendor. Please allow 3 business days for the payment to appear on your account.

The online payment program is not directly linked to the bill look-up program. Therefore, it takes between 3 to 5 business days for the payment to appear on your account. The school district does not receive any income from the online transaction fees. Therefore, we cannot waive the fee.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

School taxes are billed annually. You will receive only one bill in late August. Your school taxes are divided in two (2) equal installments.

The first installment is due September 30.

The second installment is due March 31.

 

A "receipt" reminder will be mailed to you in early March.

This is a receipt for your first installment and a reminder to pay the second installment. You will not receive a bill for the second installment.

 

Delinquent tax notices are mailed the second week of April. You have until April 30 to make your payment. All payments postmarked May 1 or later will be returned to the taxpayer. From May 15 to October 1 taxes are paid to the City of Cohoes.

 

TAX PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE OR FIRST NIAGARA BANK.

 

Mail-In Payment - DO NOT MAIL YOUR PAYMENTS TO THE COHOES CITY HALL

USPS postmark determines date of payment

Payments can be mailed to:

Tax Processing Unit
Cohoes City School District
P.O. Box 14166
Albany, NY 12212-4166

 

Tear off the bottom coupon labeled #1 if paying in one installment. Tear off both #1 and #2 if paying both installments. Include these coupons/remittance stubs in the envelope provided with your check.

Check the box in the left corner if you want a receipt.

Make your check payable to Cohoes City School District.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why hasn't my e-check cleared?

Please allow 5 business days for processing E-checks. The timing depends how quickly the E-check flows through the banking system. The payment date is the date you made the online payment. We do not post the payment to your account until we receive the funds. For example, if you make your online payment on September 30th, your tax payment is recorded as paying on time. However, you will not see the payment on the lookup file until the dollars have cleared your bank.

 

Why am I being charged a fee for online taxes?

In previous years, the school district absorbed the cost of the online tax service. We have changed vendors and are no longer able to absorb the cost. The fee is directly paid to the vendor. The school district does not receive any revenue other than the tax payment.

 

What is the tax rate?

The 2016-2017 tax rate is $35.42 per $1,000 of assessed value.

 

What is the STAR exemption and how do I register?

STAR is New York State’s School Tax Relief Program that provides a partial property tax exemption from the school taxes to eligible homeowners. To register online www.tax.ny.gov click Property Owners > STAR Program, or call the STAR Program directly at 518-457-2036.

 

Contact us: CohoesTaxCollector@Cohoes.org, 518-237-0100 Ext. 2369