FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2020
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Second-Half of the 2019-2020 School Property Tax Deadline Extended in Nassau County and North Hempstead
Deadline extended until June 1
North Hempstead, NY - North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman remind residents that the last day to pay the 2019-2020 school taxes – second-half bill without a penalty is now Monday, June 1, 2020. Second-half of the 2019-2020 school tax payments must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before June 1, 2020 to avoid penalty. New York State Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order allowing the payment of school taxes to be extended.
Supervisor Bosworth, Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman, and the Town Board began advocating for this extension in March during the initial proliferation of COVID-19 cases, requesting an extension of the deadline from Governor Cuomo.
"On March 17, we sent a letter to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, requesting an extension for payment of the second half of the 2019-2020 school taxes. In light of the effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic on our region, we believe it would put our residents at ease knowing that they have extra time to make these payments," said North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth.
Online tax payment information is shown on the reverse side of your bill. Online payments may be made by check (ACH) or credit card at: northhempsteadny.gov/tax-payments. The normal processing fees for online check payments have changed. The Town is offering a temporary nominal processing fee charge of $0.01 for online Automated Clearing House (ACH) E-Check tax payments during this period of social distancing to help accommodate residents.
The Tax Office fee waiver applies specifically to ACH E-Check payments that pull funds directly from a person's checking account. The online credit card payment processing fee will remain at 2.35% of the tax amount. New York State law mandates that the Town receives no portion of the service fee – that fee is retained by the payment processing vendors. Accepted credit cards are American Express, Mastercard, Discover, or Visa.
Additionally, in order to adhere to social distancing requirements, there will be no in-person payments. Community collection sites have been canceled for this period and the main office at 200 Plandome Road in Manhasset is closed to the general public. Payments can only be made via U.S. Mail or online via the Receiver’s online payment portal.
Anyone making payments by mail should include the remittance stub(s) with their check or money order in the return envelope. They are also asked to write their Bill Number(s) on the check(s), include the payment stub, and make checks payable to: Charles Berman, Receiver of Taxes and mail to the Receiver of Taxes at 200 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030.
If residents need to contact the Tax Office or Project Independence, they are encouraged to call 311 or (516) 869-6311. Additionally, residents can email the Tax Office at email@example.com. For more information, please visit northempsteadny.com/coronavirus.