HUDSON—Some Columbia County towns and the City of Hudson are allowing their residents to pay 2018 town and county property taxes early–before January 1. A partial list of the towns and their requirements for early payment appear below.
Congress has passed and the president has signed the tax law that caps at $10,000 the deduction for state and local taxes from federal taxes beginning January 1, 2018.
In response, on December 22 Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an emergency Executive Order that allows New Yorkers to pre-pay next year’s property taxes this year, before the new tax law takes effect. Payments must be postmarked by December 31. For more information, taxpayers should contact the tax collector in their town.
The order authorizes localities to issue warrants for the collection of early property tax payments and to accept partial payment, allowing New Yorkers to pay a portion or all of their 2018 property taxes before the end of this year. This will allow taxpayers who itemize their returns to deduct their payments for 2018 on their 2017 federal tax return.
The county Board of Supervisors adopted the 2018 tax warrant Thursday, December 28, which was a required step before towns could accept tax bill pre-payments. Read more…