School Tax Information


School tax information for district properties is NOW available online for 2019-20.  Visit 

              (Please allow seven business days after date of payment for paid status to appear online.)

Irene Hess, School Tax Collector

248 Hubbard Rd.
Gilboa, NY 12076

(607) 588-9003

Request for school tax information should be addressed to Irene Hess, School Tax Collector at (607) 588-9003.

Tax Collection Sept. 3-Oct. 1 No Penalty; Oct. 2- Oct. 31 -  2% Penalty 
School tax bills are mailed out in late August.  Tax bills may be paid, without penalty the period September 3 through October 1, 2019.  All taxes paid October 2 through October 31, shall bear an interest charge of two percent (2%).  The return of the warrant expires on October 31, 2019.  All taxes remaining will be returned to the County in which the property is located.  Payment for unpaid taxes must be directed to county Treasurers, pending county board of approval. 

STAR (School Tax Relief) Exemption/Credit

Basic STAR exemption: Most residents who own and live in their home are eligible for the NYS Basic STAR property tax exemption on their primary residence. Basic STAR works by exempting the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes.

Enhanced STAR exemption: Available for senior citizens (age 65 and older) with yearly household incomes not exceeding the statewide standard. For these qualifying persons, an additional percentage of the full value of their primary residence is exempted from school taxes.

Important Changes to STAR Exemption Program: New applicants who qualify for STAR must register with New York State instead of applying with their assessor. You will receive a credit in the form of a check, rather than receiving a property tax exemption. The dollar value of the credit will be the same as the property tax exemption. You can register online at the website. or by phone at (518) 457-2036. These changes do not affect homeowners who registered for the STAR exemption prior to the 2015 deadline. To learn more, visit

STAR Rebate

In 2015, NYS created a new STAR Rebate for the years 2016 through 2019, which replaced the Property Tax Freeze Credit offered by the State in 2014 and 2015. The STAR Rebate applies to homeowners who are receiving the STAR Exemption and who live in school districts that pass budgets at or below the tax levy cap. In 2016, the rebate was a $185 credit for eligible homeowners earning $200,000 or less. For the years 2017 through 2019, the rebate will equal the STAR tax savings multiplied by a percentage determined by the taxpayer’s income, with eligible annual income capped at $275,000. The state will mail rebate checks to residents in the fall if qualified.