Gov. Cuomo signs order allowing early payment of property taxes

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NEW ROCHELLE -

A mad scramble is on for residents in Westchester and the Hudson Valley who wish to pre-pay their property taxes in 2017 in an effort to avoid any potential harm the GOP tax overhaul will have when it begins to take effect. 

Just hours after President Donald Trump signed the bill into law Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that he says will help taxpayers across the state. 

"The emergency executive order will allow people to pay partial payment of their property tax bill prior to Jan. 1 or pay their entire property tax bill prior to Jan. 1," said Gov. Cuomo. 

Officials in the city of New Rochelle had already allowed residents to begin pre-paying taxes. When residents in Greenburgh attempted to pay their taxes, they found out they were not allowed to. 

State law does not give towns like Greenburgh the same flexibility as cities to collect taxes early.

The executive order will now allow residents in towns and cities to pre-pay taxes.
 

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