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School Taxes

Contact

The Ithaca City School District Tax Office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call for an appointment.

Note: NO payments are accepted at the Tax Office.

ICSD Tax Office
400 Lake Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: (607) 274-2217
Fax: (607) 274-2279
Email: taxes@icsd.k12.ny.us
 

2020 School Tax Notice

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2020 school tax notice
 
 
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 2020-2021 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)
93% 17.836550
Tioga County
(Town of Richford)
92% 18.030425
Tompkins County
(City of Ithaca)
100% 16.587991
Tompkins County
(Town of Caroline)
100% 16.587991
Tompkins County
(Town of Danby)
100% 16.587991
Tompkins County
(Town of Dryden)
100% 16.587991
Tompkins County
(Town of Enfield)
100% 16.587991
Tompkins County
(Town of Ithaca)
100% 16.587991
Tompkins County
(Town of Lansing)
100% 16.587991
Tompkins County
(Town of Newfield)
100% 16.587991
Tompkins County
(Town of Ulysses)
100% 16.587991

*Per $1000 of Taxable Assessment

 

Payment Deadlines

 
Payment Date
Amount Due
Payment made at the Tompkins Trust Co. or payment postmarked by
November 2, 2020
Base amount, no penalty
Payment made at the Tompkins Trust Co. or payment postmarked between
November 3 - November 30, 2020
Base amount + 2% penalty
Payment made at the Tompkins Trust Co. or payment postmarked between
December 1 - December 29, 2020
Base amount + 3% penalty
 
 

To Make a Payment

 
Payment Options
  • Check
    Make checks payable to: Ithaca City School District. Payments will NOT 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    (NEW OPTION) Have payment automatically withdrawn from your checking account by submitting the ACH direct payment agreement and a voided check to the ICSD Tax Office by October 15.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.
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. 
 

County Assessment Offices

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