SCHENECTADY COUNTY — The town of Niskayuna on Wednesday started accepting prepayment on 2018 property taxes, after receiving the town and county tax warrants from Schenectady County.
The Niskayuna town tax receiver's office, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, will have extended hours on Thursday — until 6 p.m. — and the town may add additional hours before Dec. 31, town officials said Wednesday.
Glenville residents can also pay their 2018 taxes early at the town hall Wednesday and Thursday, town officials said.
On Tuesday, Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle expressed concern that the tax warrant hadn't been received from the county, but it arrived Wednesday morning.
Princetown announced its tax collector's office will also be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to accept payments of 2018 taxes in person.
The city of Schenectady is also accepting payments from those who want to pay early at City Hall.
Payments are being accepted in person; mailed tax bills won't be received by residents until after Jan. 1.
Residents have an incentive to pay their taxes early because there will be new limits on property tax deductions after the new federal tax law that takes effect, on Jan. 1. The property tax deduction will be capped at $10,000 each year under the new law.