Regarding the prepayment of taxes for Federal tax purposes
The district is not able to accept the pre-payment of taxes. The school district is not able to accommodate prepayment of school taxes for federal tax purposes. Final non-penalty payments of 2019-20 school taxes were due by September 30, 2019. Wayland-Cohocton is not able to provide estimated tax bills for 2020-21. The district will not adopt a budget and tax levy for that year until the May school budget votes.
Wayland-Cohocton is working with its school attorney on this matter but can share the following information that came from the New York State Council of School Superintendents regarding the Governor's Executive Order:
- The order does not expressly authorize school districts to adopt tax warrants and issue tax bills in advance of adopting a 2020-21 school budget.
- The Governor and his budget director explained that the action was directed primarily at local governments which operate on a calendar (January 1 – December 31) fiscal year. They acknowledged that facilitating pre-payment of property taxes may not be possible for most school districts.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Business Office (585)728-2212 if you have questions about your taxes. You may also need to contact your local assessor for property information.