School Tax Information

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Collector of School Taxes

Deborah Long
Hudson City School District
215 Harry Howard Avenue
Hudson, NY 12534

Phone: 518-828-4360, ext. 2106

View Your Tax Information Online

Property owners may access their tax information through Info-Tax Online. Please remember to enter the last name only when trying to get your tax bill information. (If you enter too much information, the program may return an error message such as, "There are no properties that match your search information.")

Please allow seven (7) business days after date of payment for paid status to appear online.

2018-19 Tax Notice

To be published in local newspapers on July 2 and July 9, 2018 

I have received the warrant to collect taxes for the Hudson City School District, Columbia County, New York, said warrant dated July 1, 2018.  Payments may be made by mail either by check or money order payable to Hudson City School District, c/o The Bank of Greene County P.O. Box 470, Catskill, NY 12414, or paid in person at The Bank of Greene County, Hudson, New York, during regular banking hours.

From July 15, 2018 to August 15, 2018 during which period the first installment of said tax may be paid without interest and/or penalty; if not so paid; interest shall be added to the amount of any such installment at the rate of one (1) percent, for each month period, or part thereof, from August 16, 2018 until such installment is paid or to the return of this warrant, whichever shall be sooner.

From September 15, 2018 to October 15, 2018, during which period the final installment of said tax may be paid without interest and/or penalty; if not so paid, interest shall be added to the amount of any such installment at the rate of one (1) percent, from October 16, 2018 for each one month period; or part thereof, until such installment is paid, or to the return of this warrant, whichever shall be sooner.

School Tax Collector
Hudson City School District - Hudson, New York

2018-19 Tax Collection Period

School property tax bills are mailed out in early July. Tax bills may be paid during the collection period described above (“2018-19 Tax Notice”). All taxes paid or postmarked after October 16, 2018, shall incur interest charges as described above until October 31, 2018. No tax payments will be accepted or processed by the School Tax Collector postmarked after October 31, 2018. All taxes remaining unpaid after October 31, 2018, shall be returned to the County Treasurer for further collection.

2018-19 End of Tax Collection Period

Upon return of taxes November 15, 2018 to the Treasurer’s Office for any unpaid Hudson City School District tax information please contact:

City of Hudson Treasurer’s Office – City (ONLY)
Matt Parker, 518-828-0212

Columbia County Central Treasurer’s Office – County
Nancy Baker, 518-828-0513

Payment of Taxes

Online by credit card (*NEW*):  You can now pay your Hudson City School District taxes from the comfort of your home or office by using our online payment service.

  • Simply enter your information into Info-Tax Online and click "Search" (remember to enter the last name only)
  • 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, see statement below.)
  • Note: the "Pay Balance" tab will not appear until July 15, 2018. 

Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Visa. A per transaction convenience fee of 2.65% or $3.00 minimum will be charged by the payment processing company for this service.

In person:  Payment of school taxes may be made in person to the Bank of Greene County – Fairview Plaza and Proprietor’s Hall Branches ONLY (Fairview Plaza & South 7th Street, Hudson, NY 12534) in the lobby only, during the following times with the exception of any holidays:

Monday-Thursday        9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday                           9 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 “HCSD Tax Collector.” Payment mailing address: 

Bank of Greene County
P.O. Box 470
Catskill, NY 12414

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 the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance's website or by phone at 518-457-2036.

These changes do not affect homeowners who registered for the STAR exemption prior to the 2015 deadline. Click here to learn more.

STAR Rebate

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.

Assessor’s Office Information

Charles Brewer
Phone: 518-672-4470

Justin Maxwell   
Phone: 518-828-3141

Kimberly Cammer
Phone: 518-828-0368

Lynn Hotaling
Phone: 518-392-4642

Kenneth Leggett
Phone: 518-851-2776, ext. 313

Robert Jensen
Phone: 518-828-9389, ext. 2

J. Craig Surprise       
Phone: 518-851-7501

Additional Contact Links

The Columbia County Real Property Tax Service Agency website offers links concerning Columbia County, NY properties, including: STAR & other exemptions, tax assessors, tax collectors, tax rates, tax assessments, tax sales data, tax maps, etc.

Columbia County Real Property Tax Service Agency
560 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

Phone: 518-828-0363

Pre-Payment of School Taxes

(December 28, 2017) -- Please note that the Hudson City School District cannot accommodate pre-payment of school taxes for federal tax purposes. Payment of 2017-18 school taxes was due in August and October installments. Per New York State law, our district cannot provide property tax bills for the 2018-19 school year until after the school budget has been adopted (the budget vote is on Tuesday May 15, 2018) and the subsequent tax warrant has been issued. While Governor Cuomo’s recent Executive Order No. 172 gives counties and towns the ability to collect their 2018 property tax payments by the end of 2017, it does not authorize school districts to collect the 2018-19 school taxes before the adoption of next year’s budget.