Greenburgh Receiver of Taxes David Dwinell's office at Greenburgh Town Hall will be open till 7 PM tomorrow (Monday, February 2nd) to accept the second half of the school tax bill. School districts are independent of the town. School taxes and budgets are approved by the electorate. However, the town is required by law to act as a tax collector for the school districts. The town pays the school taxes to the school districts whether we collect the tax from residents/businesses or not - according to the law. Schools are guaranteed payment.
Next years school tax bills could be more upsetting to taxpayers. Because of the budget crisis the Governor of New York State has proposed that New York State REDUCE STAR PAYMENTS TO RESIDENTS AND SENIOR CITIZENS BY 18%. The New York State Legislature must approve the budget by April 1st, according to the NYS constitution.
IF YOU HAVEN'T PAID YOUR SCHOOL TAX BILL AND CAN'T GET TO TOWN HALL BY 7 PM ON MONDAY YOU CAN PAY YOUR SCHOOL TAX BILL ON LINE BY VISITING OUR WEB SITE: WWW.GREENBURGHNY.COM. THERE IS NO FEE FOR ONLINE PAYMENTS. HOWEVER---IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAY YOUR TAXES BY CREDIT CARD THERE IS A FEE.