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Bronxville Schools: No Prepayment Of Taxes Without Warrant

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BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - Although village residents have been receiving conflicting information regarding the pre-payment of taxes in Bronxville, the school district has refused a warrant to allow such payment.

This week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order allowing New Yorkers to prepay property taxes following the passage of the Republican tax reform earlier this month.

Despite the executive order, the school district issued an alert on Thursday afternoon stating that the district must issue a warrant to allow such prepayment, and after “looking into the matter carefully, including consulting with attorneys,” it was determined that the district cannot issue a warrant at this time.

"The Order does not provide any legal authority for school districts to now adopt estimated 2018-2019 budgets and/or set tax levies for the 2018-2019 school year, nor to authorize the collection of taxes corresponding to those levies. This lack of authority legally precludes the prepayment of 2018-19 school taxes before January 1," the Board of Education said in a statement.

"Out of an abundance of caution, we have been advised by counsel that our school district may not and should not authorize the prepayment of 2018-2019 school taxes."

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