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Tax Information

CONTACT

Webster Receiver of Taxes
Barbara J. Ottenschot
1000 Ridge Road
Webster, NY 14580
585-872-7064
bottenschot@ci.webster.ny.us

Penfield Receiver of Taxes
Margaret Revelle
3100 Atlantic Avenue
Penfield, NY 14526
585-340-8625
receivertaxes@penfield.org

 

ABOUT

School tax bills are sent out at the end of August of every year.  For residents that live in the towns of Webster, Ontario, and Walworth you may pay your taxes in person at Webster Town Hall.  For those residents that live in the town of Penfield, you may pay your taxes in person at Penfield Town Hall.  Please see your tax bill for specific hours of operation, as well as alternative payment methods.  

For questions in regards to PILOT invoices, SCAR decisions, or Article 7 cases, please contact Brian Freeman.  For revised tax bills, please contact Lisa Borrino.  
 

Important information for STAR exemption recipients

If you currently receive your STAR benefit as a reduction on your school tax bill (the STAR exemption), you may receive a greater benefit if you switch to the STAR credit; you'll receive a check instead.

Note: The income limit for the Basic STAR exemption is now $250,000. If your income is more than $250,000, you must switch to the credit to continue receiving a STAR benefit.

See the link below, for important information on the changes.

How to switch to the STAR credit

  1. Notify your assessor that you wish to withdraw your STAR exemption.
  2. Register for the STAR credit.

Property Tax Relief Credit Program

The property tax relief credit directly reduces your property tax burden if you are a qualifying homeowner. If you’re eligible for the credit, the state will automatically send you a check.

To be eligible, you must:

  • live in a school district that is complying with the New York State property tax cap (Webster CSD is compliant),
  • receive either the Basic or Enhanced STAR exemption or credit,
  • have an income of $275,000 or less, and
  • have paid school property taxes in 2018.

The amount of the credit is a percentage of the eligible homeowner's STAR savings.  If you’re receiving the Basic STAR exemption or credit and you’re eligible for the property tax relief credit, your credit amount will be a certain percentage (determined by your income) of your Basic STAR savings based on the table below:

 
If your 2017 income is: Your 2019 property tax relief credit will be this percentage of your STAR savings:
$75,000 or less 85.0%
between $75,000 and $150,000 60.0%
between $150,000 and $200,000 35.0%
between $200,000 and $275,000 10.5%

Enhanced STAR recipients

Your credit will be 34% of your Enhanced STAR savings. Your income doesn’t impact the amount of your credit.

 

 

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