taxes

The school district’s budget includes several items added Tuesday by the school board — after contentious debate — without public discussion.

VOORHEESVILLE — The Voorheesville Library Board of Trustees will vote to adopt a budget for next year at its April 23 meeting. The proposed $1.18 million spending plan is up about $8,000, less than 1 percent, from this year.

If adopted by the board, residents would then vote on May 15 to approve the budget.

The state budget left the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District with an additional $97,000 to spend, said the superintendent.

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy

The town of Guilderland will sign a memorandum of understanding with the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services, agreeing to undergo townwide revaluations on a regular cycle of every four — or, at most, five — years.

Reining-in online retail giants and holding them accountable for the goods sold on their sites has been a slog for states looking to collect sales tax owed to them.

Marie Wiles, budget presentation

Guilderland’s $100.7 million school budget proposal closes a $1.6 million gap partly by using $930,000 from the district’s fund balance.

On Feb. 12, the Voorheesville Board of Education was presented with the district’s first draft of next year’s budget for $24,759,000.

State Senator George Amedore expects two bills, like the ones he sponsored in the Senate to help Guilderland residents hit with tax hikes, will pass soon in the Assembly, sponsored by Patricia Fahy.

Lynne Buchanan

The town took in almost $4.6 million in prepayments of property tax during the last four days of 2017. Those who could benefit from prepaying, one expert said, are those who itemize, are not fully subject to alternate minimum tax, and owe more than $10,000 in taxes.

The biggest change to the federal tax code in over a generation has left many unclear about what the local implications may be.   

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