May 12, 2012
Property Taxes Across New York Ranked By Empire Center
ALBANY—With New Yorkers preparing to vote on school budget propositions next Tuesday, the Empire Center today released the latest data for its Internet-based tool — BenchmarkingNY's Property Taxes by Location — allowing taxpayers to compute and compare total school district, municipal and county tax burdens in thousands of communities across the state.
The Empire Center also issued a summary report ranking the "Top 20" and "Bottom 20" effective tax rates in every region of the state, along with a ranking of effective tax rates in cities. The rankings are based on data from the state comptroller's office and New York State Association of Realtors Housing Survey.