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Town Announces Tax Options

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With the deadline for paying the second half 2012 general tax approaching, Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin is reminding taxpayers of their options. Payments for the second half 2012 general taxes received or postmarked by the Aug. 10 deadline will be penalty-free.

The E-Z Pay Drive Thru payment windows are located behind the main tax office at 200 North Franklin St. in Hempstead (follow the signs on the corner of North Franklin and Bedell Streets). Open business days Aug. 1-10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the drive-through windows accept check and money order payments only.

During peak collection times, hours of operation at the main tax office will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Aug. 1-3, 6-10).

Satellite offices at Rock Hall Museum (199 Broadway, Lawrence) and Levittown Hall (201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville) will be open to receive checks and money orders for tax payments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 6-10.

Residents who would like to pay via credit card or e-check may log onto the town's website at www.TOH.LI and follow the "Receiver of Taxes" link to "Online Tax Payments," or call Official Payments Corporation at 1-877-306-6056. A 2.5 percent convenience fee for credit card transactions will be incurred, while a flat fee of $2 will be charged for electronic check payments. Hempstead Town receives no portion of these fees, which are charged by the company that processes the transactions.

The Mobile Tax Office is scheduled to visit the following locations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 1: Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick
  • Thursday, Aug. 2: Town Parking Lot O-3, Davison Ave., Oceanside
  • Friday, Aug. 3: Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
  • Monday, Aug. 6: Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Place, Franklin Square

Taxpayers should bring their entire tax bill when making payments in person. Tax stubs should not be detached from the bill. For further information please visit the town's website or call the Office of Receiver of Taxes at (516) 538-1500.

ed July 23, 2012 at 01:07 AM
If someone does not pay their property taxes and they have a mortgage (which they may not be paying either) The bank will pay the property taxes so as not to lose the property to the state or county because of overdue taxes. The banks take the loss and pass it on to the rest of us, or the bank gets bail out money from the gov't who gets the money in the form of taxes from ... us.
jm July 23, 2012 at 01:01 PM
"Nothing is certain in life, like death and taxes", by Ben Frankin. So grin and bear it!
CP July 23, 2012 at 01:42 PM
We can hardly pay our taxes and our mortgages, but the private sector is doing fine. Another 4 years of this and we can all stop paying our mortgages and taxes, receive section 8 housing, park a brand new BMW in our driveway and purchase a brand new iphone. Only people surviving in this country are the people that work for the man or live off of him! Sad!
Rich L July 23, 2012 at 03:19 PM
instead of complaining report the guy illegally renting rooms instead of complaining write your representative instead of complaining go to town meeting instead of complaining VOTE
Bill Farran July 24, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Bill I'm a little confused. I live in CO-OP, and do not pay taxes directly. When I go to the Merrick Golf Course, which is a Town of Hempstead course, I am told that Long Beach is not in the Town of Hempstead and I have to pay non residence rates. Now the Patch has an article that says Long Beach homeowners have to pay a taxes to the Town of Hempstead. Is Long Beach a part of the ATown of Hempstead or not?

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