The district is not able to accept the prepayment of taxes. The school district is not ble to accommodate pre-payment of school taxes for federal tax purposes. Final non-penalty payments of 2017-2018 school taxes were due by September 30, 2017. Wayland-Cohocton is not able to provide estimated tax bills for 2018-2019. The district will not adopt a budget and tax levy for that year until the May school budget vote.
Wayland-Cohocton is working with its 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 2018-2019 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 acknowledge that facilitating prepayment of property taxes may not be possible for most school districts.