So this is how the county “delivers”

Which means we also pay for the unpaid school taxes. Lets have the county pay all the school taxes then.

Ulster will pay out over $20 million to make up school district taxes

KINGSTON – Ulster County can expect to lay out $22 million to local school districts for unpaid school taxes in the 2009-2010 academic year. The money will make the districts whole and cover the amount that goes unpaid by district residents. The county shelled out $20.8 million in unpaid school taxes for the 2008-2009 school year.

County Comptroller Elliot Auerbach, in his second “By the Numbers” report, said unpaid school taxes are expected to climb by over 50 percent since 2006-2007.

“It’s a trend that we see moving upward, in fact since 2006, it’s been on the increase to the tune of 53 percent,” he said. “We project in April 2010 that it will be $22 million. This past year it was $20 million, and that includes not only unpaid taxes from the schools’ original warrant, but monies each school district through state land.”

Auerbach said in better financial times this was less of a burden on the county.

It is a state requirement that counties make up the difference.

Source: Mid-Hudson News

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