YORKTOWN, N.Y. - With residents receiving their dreaded tax bills this week, Council member Nick Bianco urged property owners to carefully review all the figures and information that may seem daunting.
"Happy times," Bianco quipped about the annual bill that outlines town, Westchester County and special district taxes. "You'll find interesting things on here."
Bianco said there were 50 separate taxing districts in Yorktown, which could make it difficult for residents to figure out. He noted one tax municipalities were still saddled with, the MTA tax, cost Yorktown $60,000. Without it, the town's tax increase, which was 1.94 percent this year, would have only been 1.3 percent, he said.
Meanwhile, Bianco said residents shouldn't overlook the back of the tax bills, which explain the property tax bill of rights.
"The back is probably as important as the front," he said.
Most importantly, Bianco said the April 30 deadline for paying taxes was set in stone. Anyone who misses that deadline will be subject to penalties.
"Even if you're one day late, by law we can't forgive you," Bianco emphasized.
Anyone with questions about their taxes should contact Receiver of Taxes Elfriede Schmid at (914) 962-5722 ext. 212.
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