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Molinaro Says 2016 County Budget Plan Would Lower Tax Rate, Levy

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro Photo Credit: co.dutchess.ny.us

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Dutchess County will see its first tax decrease in eight years, as well as a continued reduction in the property tax levy, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said Tuesday.

This will be the second consecutive year of reduction in the county’s property tax levy.

Molinaro will present his 2016 Executive Budget proposal on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Marist College’s Fusco Recital Hall, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie.The budget will be available for review on the county’s website dutchessny.gov.

The county executive will also host a countywide tele-town hall forum at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 as an opportunity for residents to hear about the components of the 2016 county budget as well as ask questions and share feedback.

Actual impact of the property tax levy and tax rate decrease on an individual tax bill can vary from town to town based on local assessments and state equalization rates, both factors beyond the county’s control.

Dutchess County government’s property tax levy represents only less than 13 percent of the property taxes collected countywide, the remainder of which is comprised of school taxes, municipal (city, town or village) property taxes and special district taxes (for example, fire).

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