Opportunity to pre-pay 2018 county and town taxes; avoid removal of federal deduction for one year

PRESS RELEASE

Tuesday morning, December 26 the five town supervisors and supervisor-elects of Rockland County, Supervisor Howard T. Phillips of Haverstraw, Jr., Supervisor George Hoehmann of Clarkstown, Supervisor Jim Monaghan of Stony Point, Supervisor-Elect Chris Day of Orangetown, Supervisor-Elect Michael Specht with Rockland County Executive Ed Day held a telephone conference call along with the respective town receivers of taxes to work out a procedure allowing taxpayers to either pay in full or partially pay their 2018 town and county property tax bill.

Commencing Thursday, December 28, 2017 the Town Receivers Office of each town will collect those taxes starting at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. In addition, taxes can be paid online until 11:59 p.m. on December 31, 2017, where such payments are available or payment can be sent by mail provided they are post marked by the US Post Office on or before December 31, 2017.

This is in compliance with NYS law and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order allowing early collections of town and county taxes to accommodate the residents and property owners of New York State.

Local school districts advised that 2018-2019 school taxes are not available to be prepaid in 2017 because the public does not vote on school budgets until May of 2018.

 

 

The Rockland County Legislature has scheduled a meeting to formally adopt the tax warrants on Wednesday, Dec. 27. Property owners who pay their taxes through escrow accounts with banks should check with their lender immediately to understand their options, Day advised.