Important Information About 2018-2019 School Tax Bills
The Cairo-Durham Central School District’s school tax bills, which are usually mailed in late August, will be mailed to District residents within the first two weeks of September. The delay in this year’s tax bills has affected numerous school districts in the area. Therefore, we are providing an extension to the payment period. Please see below for updated information about the 2018-2019 Tax Collection Period.
Taxpayer questions regarding town equalization rates and individual property assessments should be addressed directly to your town assessor. Contact information for each town assessor’s office is listed at the bottom of this webpage. If you have other questions, please contact our School Tax Collector at 518-622-8543, ext. 25140.
School Tax Information
Sharon Rarick, (518) 622-8534, ext. 25140
Collector of School Taxes
424 Main Street
Cairo, NY 12413
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Property owners may access their tax information and pay their tax bill through Info-Tax Online >>
(Please allow seven business days after date of payment for paid status to appear online.)
2018-2019 Tax Notice
An updated tax notice to reflect the extended non-penalty payment period is expected to be published during the week of September 10th.
2018-2019 Tax Collection Period
Due to a delay in the mailing of 2018-2019 tax bills, which has affected several area school districts, we are providing an extension to the payment period.
The new tax collection period runs until Friday, October 12, 2018, without payment of a penalty. This extension to the non-penalty period applies to the 2018-2019 year only. After October 12, 2018, an interest charge of 2% will be applied. No tax payments will be accepted or processed by the school tax collector postmarked after October 31, 2018. All taxes remaining unpaid after October 31st shall be returned to the County Treasurer for further collection.
Payment of Taxes
Online: Taxpayers may now pay tax bills online at Info-Tax Online (please wait until you receive your mailed 2018-2019 tax bill before attempting to pay online):
- Simply enter your information into Info-Tax Online and click "Search."
- Once you have brought up your tax information, the "Pay Balance" tab appears near the bottom left of the screen. (Convenience fees will apply to all online payments.)
- Note: the "Pay Balance" tab will not appear until September 1, 2018.
In person: Payment of school taxes may also be made in person to the Cairo-Durham Central School District Tax Collector at the Bank of Greene County – Cairo Branch ONLY (230 M. Simons Road, Cairo, NY 12413) in the lobby only, during the following times with the exception of any holidays:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please remember to bring your tax bill with you!
By mail: The school district will also accept payments by mail so long as the payment is in the exact amount due and made payable to “CDCSD Tax Collector.” Payment mailing address:
PO Box 10
Cairo, NY 12413
You must include the original tax bill with your payment. No partial payments shall be accepted.
STAR (School Tax Relief) Exemption
Basic STAR exemption: Most residents who own and live in their home are eligible for the NYS Basic STAR property tax exemption on their primary residence. Basic STAR works by exempting the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes.
Enhanced STAR exemption: Available for senior citizens (age 65 and older) with yearly household incomes not exceeding the statewide standard. For these qualifying persons, an additional percentage of the full value of their primary residence is exempted from school taxes.
Important Changes to STAR Exemption Program: New applicants who qualify for STAR must register with New York State instead of applying with their assessor. You will receive a STAR credit in the form of a check, rather than receiving a property tax exemption. The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption. You can register online at https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star or by phone at (518) 457-2036. These changes do not affect homeowners who registered for the STAR exemption prior to the 2015 deadline.
To learn more, visit https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/star-2016-tp-faqs.htm
In 2015, NYS created a new STAR Rebate for the years 2016 through 2019, which replaces the Property Tax Freeze Credit offered in 2014 and 2015. The new rebate applies to homeowners who are receiving the STAR exemption and who live in school districts that pass budgets at or below their tax levy cap. In 2016, the rebate will be a $185 credit for eligible homeowners earning $200,000 or less. For the years 2017 through 2019, the rebate will equal the STAR tax savings multiplied by a percentage determined by the taxpayer's income, with eligible annual income capped at $275,000. The State will mail rebate checks to residents in the fall.
Janice Hull (518) 622-3120, ext. 252
Gordon Bennett (518) 239-8362 ext. 5
Carol McBride (518) 945-1044 ext. 5
Audre Higbee (518) 934-2141, ext. 7
Mark Los (607) 652-2241
Donna Kropp, Jeff Pine, Kathy Wank (518) 797-3798 or (518) 239-4225
Additional Contact Links
The Greene County Real Property Tax Services website offers links concerning Greene County, NY properties, including: STAR & other exemptions, tax assessors, tax collectors, tax rates, tax assessments, tax sales data, tax maps, etc.
Albany County (518) 487-5290
Greene County (518) 719-3527
Schoharie County (518) 295-8386