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Harrison Town Taxes Due Feb. 29

HARRISON, N.Y. – The first half of tax payments to the Town of Harrison for this year are due tomorrow. Though usually scheduled for Feb. 28, the extra day for Leap Year will give homeowners an extra day to pay.

According to Receiver of Taxes Nancy Masi, the second half of the town tax is due in June. The town bill includes real estate tax, fire district tax, taxes for water supply and sewers and perhaps a special assessment district tax. As always, taxpayers will have a chance to grieve their taxes.

Homeowners must also pay taxes for the Harrison Central School District as well as Westchester County. The first half of school taxes were paid at the end of January while the second payment is due by the end of September. Homeowners pay a one-time annual county tax at the end of April.

The adopted 2012 municipal budget, set at $54.8 million, increased the tax rate by 4.71 percent and the adopted school budget, $103.1 million, increased the tax rate by 3.18 percent, while laying off 20 employees district-wide.

According to the town’s website, the town taxes make up 21 percent of the total tax bill while 52 percent of tax money is allocated to school expenses. Property taxes are based on the assessed valuation of one’s property.

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