Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Empire Center: Wellsville pays highest taxes in WNY

From the Empire Center
New Yorkers pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation. However, property tax burdens within the Empire State differ widely. Property owners outside New York City pay taxes to at least three different jurisdictions—counties, towns or cities, and school districts. Villages and special districts can also levy separate taxes. As a result multiple combinations of property tax bills can be found in a single town. This report, based on data collected annually by the Office of the State Comptroller, makes it possible to easily compare taxes in almost every locality in New York State. Focusing on the effective tax rate allows taxpayers and government officials to establish performance goals and benchmarks for their communities.