FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2020
First-Half of the 2020-2021 School Property Tax, Due December 10
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman remind residents that the last day to pay the 2020-2021 school taxes – first-half bill without a penalty is Thursday, December 10, 2020. First-half of the 2020-2021 school tax payments must be postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service on or before December 10, 2020 to avoid penalty.
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. If paying with an online check through your bank, please schedule the payment at least ten days prior to the deadline and be sure to include your bill number and/or your section, block and lot.
The online credit card payment processing fee will remain at 2.35% of the tax amount per transaction. New York General Municipal Law requires people paying their property taxes by credit card to also pay the fees associated with the payment transaction. 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 and no cash payments accepted. 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 be made via U.S. Mail, online via the Receiver’s online payment portal or delivered in person to a dropbox located in the vestibule of the Tax Office. Before dropping off payments, please ensure you have written your check, include your school tax bill number and/or section block and lot, and placed your remittance stub(s) in a sealed envelope.
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.
For more information or if you have additional questions, please call 311 or 516-869-6311.