Taxpayers in four Rockland County school districts – Clarkstown, East Ramapo, Nyack and Nanuet – will save a combined $1.5 million after the Town of Clarkstown scrapped a fee for collecting school taxes.
The town faced widespread criticism after imposing the 1 percent fee earlier this month on the Clarkstown school district and a small number of property owners in the other districts, Journal News reporter Hema Easley writes in an article on LoHud.com. The town has historically collected school taxes for free.
The average taxpayer with a home valued at $550,000 would have had to pay an additional $80 in school taxes. To read the full story, click here.