Residents to receive tax relief checks

Residents of the Schuylerville Central School District are beginning to see tax relief checks show up in their mailboxes. The new state program, called “the property tax relief credit,” applies to homeowners with an adjusted gross household income of $275,000 or less. To be eligible, residents have to live in a school district that stayed under the property-tax cap. The Schuylerville Central School District has been able to remain under the tax cap since its inception in July of 2012.  For the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 tax years, the District has been able to maintain a 0 percent tax increase. The District remains committed to providing quality educational services and programs while keeping the impact to taxpayers within the tax cap guidelines.

About the Program

The new program replaces the “property-tax freeze” checks that homeowners received the past three years. Those checks covered the annual increase in school and municipal taxes. Under the “property tax relief credit,” homeowners will get checks based on a percentage of money they save under the School Tax Relief or STAR program.

To learn more about the program, click here.