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TAX COLLECTION
 

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TAX F.A.Q. (Frequently asked questions)



GUIDE TO TOMPKINS COUNTY TAXES:

TAX: DUE DATE : WHERE YOU PAY IT: WHO TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS:
Town & County Jan. 31, 2017 Town of Ulysses until March 31; Tompkins Finance Dept. after March 31 (607)387-5767 ext. 221 or clerk@ulysses.ny.us
Village         June 30 Village of Trumansburg (607)387-6501 or clerk@trumansburg-ny.gov
School Sept. 30 Any Tompkins Trust Company, or mail to:
Trumansburg Central
TST BOCES CBO-TAX
555 Warren Rd.
Ithaca NY 14850
Julie Kephart
(607)257-1551 ext. 1042
tburgtax@tstboces.org

You may also view your bill here:
http://www.taxlookup.net/

The Town of Ulysses only collects Town and County taxes.

You can view and print past year's school tax bills here

View the 2016 Final Assessment Roll for the Town of Ulysses by clicking HERE.


Map of Ulysses tax parcels
 


Town & County Tax
INFORMATION

 

Property owners may pay either the full amount (without penalty) or the 1st Installment amount (with a penalty) on or before January 31, 2017.
1st installment payments cannot be accepted afterJanuary 31, 2017.


PLEASE NOTE:

  • Town and County tax bills are usually not sent to a forwarded address by the post office. If you will be away during tax season, please notify us in early December so that we can pull your bill and send it to you at your temporary address.
  • By law, we are not authorized to collect taxes until we have received authorization (also know as the Warrant) from the county. This is usually sometime around the end of December.

According to state law, property owners are responsible for paying their taxes whether or not they receive a bill.

PENALTIES:

  • After January 31, 2017 a 1% penalty is added to the total of the bill.
  • After February 28, a 2% penalty is added to the total of the bill.

After March 31, the town no longer collects payments. All payments made or postmarked after March 31 should be sent to Tompkins County Finance Department. Unpaid tax bills after March 31 accrue a 5% penalty plus interest at the rate of 1%.

PAYMENTS: 

Make checks payable to Town of Ulysses Receiver of Taxes. Payments may be paid (by check or in cash) in person, mailed to 10 Elm St., Trumansburg, NY 14886, or left in the secure drop box outside the front door of the town hall. 

RECEIPTS/ADDITIONAL COPIES:

Click here to access bills/receipts.
Receipts are mailed to property owners upon payment.

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  • Be sure that you have paid the correct amount for the due date. We can only accept exact amounts.
  • Please include a phone number with your payment. If there are any errors with your payment, we want to notify you as soon as possible to help you avoid late fees/penalties.
  • Be sure that your check is made out correctly, i.e. make sure that the numeric and written total match. The bank will return checks where those lines do not match.
  • Don't wait until the last minute. Bad weather will not change a tax deadlines unless the town or county has officially declared a state of emergency.
 

Assessment information is available at the Tompkins County Assessment Department.
Click here for an overview of how assessments are made. 
Information on Tax Exemptions for seniors, veterans and others can be found at the NY State Tax Website