School tax bills delayed this year, taxpayers still have 30-day window without penalty

This year, BKW School District tax bills are expected to arrive in mailboxes approximately a week later than the typical date of September 1.

There were a few reasons outside of the district’s control for this slight delay. One of them being that equalization rates were not finalized by the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services (ORPTS) until recently. The school board cannot set its tax rate without final equalization rates for its towns.

 

So, what does this delay mean for district taxpayers? Other than receiving your bill a few days later than typical, there should be no other change. You will still have a 30-day period to pay taxes in full without a 2% late payment penalty. That period runs from September 8 to October 9, 2017. No school tax payments will be accepted after November 10, 2017.

Taxpayers may view their bills now by clicking here.