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Want to pay your 2018 property taxes early and get the 100% deduction? Here's info for your town

Want to pay your 2018 property taxes early and get the 100% deduction? Here's info for your town

December 21, 2017 07:02 PM

You've always been able to pre-pay your county and town property taxes on the last business day of the year. But this year it's getting extra attention because the new federal tax plan caps the amount of state and local taxes you can deduct. 

Currently, you can deduct 100% of your state income tax, local property taxes and state sales tax. However, starting January 1st, 2018, the deduction on those taxes is capped at $10,000. 

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You can take advantage of the 100% deduction by paying your 2018 county and town taxes on Friday, December 29th, 2017. 

You cannot pay your school taxes early. 

Monroe County is mailing the 2018 county and town "tax warrant" to your town on Friday, the 29th. That's why you can pay the taxes then and only then. You won't know the total you owe until the 29th. 

You can pay in person at your Town Clerk's office, except for the Town of Pittsford. (Find specific information about Pittsford below.)

You can make a partial payment but it must be at least 25% of your total bill.

Below is information on your clerk's office hours for Friday the 29th. (Some town clerks were not available to talk as off the posting of this story and so only the clerk's phone number and address are included.)
You can only pay with cash or a check. You cannot pay with a credit card on December 29th. 

You can mail in your checks on December 29th but you must have the envelope date stamped by your local post office in order to ensure that the payment is marked as paid in 2017. 

Paying online through Monroe County

Here is the email the Monroe County Tax Collector sent to Town Clerks today alerting them that the county has decided to allow pre-payment of county and town taxes online through the county's website. Note: this does come with a 3% convenience fee.

"With the overwhelming number of phone calls we have been receiving, from property owners, about paying the 2018 Town/County tax prior to January 1, 2018 and a considerable number of those calls asking about credit card payments, I have spoken to Hamer and asked them to remove the block that prevents pre-2018 credit card and electronic check payments. So, with that said, credit card and electronic check payments will be accepted on the County website starting 12/29/2017."

Here's a link to county tax information

Please call your accountant or tax preparer before you make any payment. 

Irondequoit:

1280 Titus Avenue
Rochester, New York 14617
585-336-6045

Webster: 
Yes
8:30 - noon 
Cash or check
No appointment needed.

1000 Ridge Rd.
Webster, NY 14580
(585) 872-1000

Penfield: 
Yes
9-5
Cash or check 
The office says its received hundreds of calls already and is expecting hundreds of people.

Town Hall
3100 Atlantic Ave
(585) 340-8629

Perinton:
yes
9-5
Cash or check (no online bank checks because they're not post marked)
You must pay a minimum of 25% of the total tax bill.
Cannot take overpayments

1350 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY 14450
(585) 223-0770

Pittsford: 

The Town of Pittsford requests that homeowners wishing to pre-pay their 2018 property taxes do so via mail. To enable proof of pre-payment, we encourage those pre-paying property taxes to have their payment postmarked (marked as received) at the Post Office. The Town has created a detailed instruction sheet outlining the property tax pre-payment process; it can be found on the homepage of the Town website.

11 S. Main Street
Pittsford, NY 14534
(585) 248-6210

Mendon:
Yes
8-4
No appointments needed
Cash or check
More info

Mendon Town Hall
16 West Main Street
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
585-624-6060

Brighton: 
Yes
9-5
Cash or check

2300 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 784-5240

Henrietta:
Yes
9-5
Trying to figure out to handle the crowd
Cash or check

475 Calkins Rd
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-7700 

Gates:
Yes
8-TBD
Cash or check

1605 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 247-6100

Chili:
Yes
9-5
Cash or check
The clerk's office has a night drop off box. You can leave check there stating to apply the payment towards your 2018 taxes but it must be post office stamped for December 29th. You should call the clerk's office on the 29th to determine what you owe.

3333 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 889-6127

Greece: 
yes
9-5
Cash or check

1 Vince Tofany Blvd
Greece, NY 14612
(585) 723-2363

Parma:

1300 Hilton Parma Corners Rd.
Hilton, NY 14468
585-392-9461

Ogden:
Yes
Keep your receipt to prove that your payment was made in 2017.
8:30 - 4:30
Mail but must be post office stamped for December 29th. 

269 Ogden Center Rd # 1
Spencerport, NY 14559
(585) 617-6111

Riga: 
Yes. 
9-4

6460 Buffalo Rd
Churchville, NY 14428
585-293-3880

Sweden:
Yes
9-5

Sweden Town Hall
18 State Street
Brockport, NY 14420
(585) 637-2144 

Clarkson:
Yes
8-4

Town of Clarkson 
3710 Lake Road 
P.O. Box 858 
Clarkson, NY 14430 
(585) 637-1130

Hamlin: 

(585) 964-2421
1658 Lake Road
Hamlin, NY 14464

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