This estimate was calculated by the Public Policy Institute with data from the Empire Center

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Keep the Property Tax Cap in New York State

We are parents, grandparents, business owners, farmers. We are just like you. We are a collection of folks fighting to ensure the property tax cap becomes permanent. And if you’re here, that means you’re one of the 70% of New Yorkers who agree that we need to Keep the Cap!

Please explore the map above to find out how much you and your neighbors have saved since the cap was passed in 2011.


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The Empire Center examined the impact of the property tax cap on school property tax levies, which make up the largest component of New York property tax bills. The Center used data collected by the Office of the State Comptroller and State Education Department from 1982 to present and focused on the more than 600 school districts outside the Big 5 cities in which the tax cap law requires voter approval of any tax increase. The estimated savings figure, computed by The Public Policy Institute, is based on the assumption that without the cap, the tax levy would have continued to increase at the 30-year pre-cap average annual growth rate.

Data from the Empire Center and NYS Comptroller's Office. Analysis by The Public Policy Institute of New York State.