Property tax

Upstate NY:  Highest Tax Rates in US

Upstate NY: Highest Tax Rates in US

So says a new study by the Tax Foundation. New York’s highest-in-the-nation property tax burden is an ongoing story. But now the focus is shifting upstate in light of data showing that the nation’s 15 highest taxed counties are all north of the New York City suburbs or in the western part in the state, when […]

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How We Helped Cut Taxes

How We Helped Cut Taxes

The headline in Wednesday’s Kingston (NY) Freeman read:  “Village of Saugerties Tax Rate to Drop Sharply.” Good news and highly unsual in these difficult times.  How did they do it? Village officials have revised their budget draft for the coming year to reflect a 21 percent decrease in the property tax rate and a slight […]

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