Property taxes depend on the value of real estate.

But that can be perplexing for property owners in a system like New York’s that allows your real estate to be valued at vastly different amounts by differing taxing entities.

It can be even more confusing if the same assessor assigns the different values.

That’s the situation facing Rockland’s village of Piermont, on the Hudson River’s western shore, in the town of Orangetown…

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