School Taxes

Contact

The Ithaca City School District Tax Office is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call for an appointment.

For additional information not found on this page, see our School Taxes FAQs.

Payments are accepted at the Tax Office.

ICSD Tax Office
400 Lake Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: (607) 274-2217
Fax: (607) 645-4479 
Email: taxes@icsd.k12.ny.us

Review your tax bill online or print a receipt at www.taxlookup.net.

Tax Rates

Because the taxing jurisdictions may assess properties at a different percent of their full value, tax rates are adjusted to account for this difference.

For the 2023-2024 Ithaca City School District tax year, the following equalization and tax rates are in effect:

Taxing Jurisdiction

Equalization %

Tax Rate*

Tioga County
(Town of Candor)

72.5%

22.3732

Tioga County
(Town of Richford)

80.5%

20.1498

Tompkins County
(City of Ithaca)

100%

16.2206

Tompkins County
(Town of Caroline)

100%

16.2206

Tompkins County
(Town of Danby)

100%

16.2206

Tompkins County
(Town of Dryden)

100%

16.2206

Tompkins County
(Town of Enfield)

100%

16.2206

Tompkins County
(Town of Ithaca)

100%

16.2206

Tompkins County
(Town of Lansing)

100%

16.2206

Tompkins County
(Town of Newfield)

100%

16.2206

Tompkins County
(Town of Ulysses)

100%

16.2206

*Per $1000 of Taxable Assessment

Payment Deadlines

Payment Date

Amount Due

Payment made at the Tompkins Trust Co. or payment postmarked by October 1 - October 31, 2023

Base amount, no penalty

Payment made at the Tompkins Trust Co. or payment postmarked between November 1 - November 30, 2023

Base amount + 2% penalty

Payment made at the Tompkins Trust Co. or payment postmarked between December 1 - December 29, 2023

Base amount + 3% penalty

To Make a Payment

Payment Options

  • Check

    Make checks payable to: Ithaca City School District. Payments will be accepted at the ICSD Tax Office. Payments will be received in person at any Tompkins Trust Company Office or by mail:

ITHACA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
C/O Tompkins Trust Company
PO Box 6533
Ithaca, NY 14851

  • Credit Card

    (NEW OPTION) Pay online at www.taxlookup.net. Note: a fee is charged for this option. 
     

  • ACH Direct Payment

    (NEW OPTION) Have payment automatically withdrawn from your checking account by submitting the ACH direct payment agreement and a voided check to the ICSD Tax Office by October 15. Funds must be in your bank account by October 31 or your taxes will remain unpaid.

Payment Tips

  • Be sure to pay correct amount for date payment is being submitted (see chart above).

  • Make sure numerical and written amount on check match, and check is signed.

  • Be sure to include bill or copy of bill with payment.

  • If mailing your tax payment, be sure to follow up to assure your payment was received by the district and your bill is paid. Check your bank account to make sure your check has cleared and/or check the payment status of your bill at taxlookup.net.

  • If you wait until the last day to mail your payment, it is recommended that you send your payment via certified mail/return receipt.

Common Errors Made on Tax Payments

  • Error: Check is not signed.

    Result: check is returned to the maker and the tax bill remains unpaid.
     

  • Error: Numeric and written amount on check don't match

    Result: bank will not process check. Check is returned to the maker and the tax bill remains unpaid.
     

  • Error: Amount paid included a penalty that was not due at the time of payment

    Result: bank will not process check. Check is returned to the maker and the tax bill remains unpaid.
     

  • Error: Amount paid does not include the penalty due

    Result: amount due depends on the date the payment is made. If payment is made in person at the bank, the date the payment is received at the bank teller’s window is considered the date of payment. If a tax payment is mailed, the date of the official postmark on the envelope is considered the date of payment. If the amount submitted is not the amount due on the date of payment, which would include any penalties due on that date, the check is returned to the maker with notification of underpayment and the tax bill remains unpaid.
     

  • Error: Payment was mailed but never received by the district (lost in the mail)

    Result: Payment is considered late and all penalties apply, as per NYS Tax Law. 

County Assessment Offices

Follow the links below to access your county's assessment office.

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