INFORMATION REGARDING PREPAYMENT OF 2018 STATE, COUNTY & TOWN TAXES

On Friday, December 22, 2017 Governer Cuomo issued Emergency Executive Order 172 in order to allow local governments and school districts to collect 2018 taxes early in order to be deducted on the 2017 taxes, due to changes in the federal tax code.  There seems to be some confusion about what taxes this emergency executive order actually affects.  Please note that this executive order only affects municipalities with a January 1 fiscal start date ( collect taxes in January) or those that collect a second installment in January.  Since the Village of Wappingers Falls does not fall into either of these categories, we cannot issue a tax warrant and allow the collection of taxes early.  This information has been confirmed by correspondence received from NYCOM (New York conference of Mayors) on both December 22 and December 27.
the following is a link to the executive order in its entirety:
https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atons/filesEO 172.pdf