The governing body has extended the grace period for the 2nd quarter Tax Payment to June 1, 2020. The intent of this action is to provide additional time for those people who are having financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic to receive much needed financial assistance from the Federal Government or through Unemployment. The due date for taxes is still May 1st and the Borough is still required to make payment to the Schools and the County who combined receive 75% of every tax dollar that we collect. IF you are able to pay on time, we ask that you continue to do so.
In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the State has placed funding for Homestead Credits in reserve to meet emergency and statutorily required obligations. There will not be any adjusted tax bills sent out for 2nd quarter 2020 tax billing.
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT RELIEVE THE OBLIGATION OF THE TAX PAYER.
You can make payments using a check, money order, cash, credit cards or ACH withdrawal. Click here for ONLINE PAYMENT information via credit cards, E-Checks or ACH Withdrawal.
For your convenience we have a drop box on the left hand side of the Borough Hall Front Door. Drop box is emptied at 4:00pm every day and the payment is posted the same day. Any payments dropped off after 4:30p.m. will be posted the next business day.
To avoid statutory interest, tax payments must be received in the Tax Office by the 10th day of the month when a quarter is due. If the 10th falls on a holiday or weekend, grace period will be extended to the following business day. After that, the interest is retroactive to the 1st of the month in which the payment is due. POSTMARK IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Any delinquency is subject to interest at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $ 1,500.00 and 18% per annum for any amount over $ 1,500.00 retroactive to the first of the month. There is also a 6% year end penalty applied December 31st on any balances over $ 10,000.00.
Tax Payments Due Dates
Quarterly payments become due on August 1st, November 1st, February 1st and May 1st.
Your cancelled check is your receipt. If you do require a printed receipt, please send us a stamped, self-addressed envelope, and a receipt will be mailed to you.
If your check is returned to us you will be charged a $20.00 handling fee.
Any municipal lien remaining unpaid is subject to sale on the 11th day of the 11th month of the current tax year.
Tax appeal forms are available and must be filed with the County Board of Taxation by April 1st of the current year at One Bergen County Plaza, 3rd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Please visit www.co.bergen.nj.us or call (201)336-6300.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 54:4-64, the first half taxes of any year are on the basis of half the taxes of the preceding year.
WHEN OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY CHANGES, THE TAX BILL IS TO BE FORWARDED TO THE NEW OWNER(S) OR THEIR PAYING AGENT.
|Debra Benigno, CTC||Tax Collector||Ext. 2010|