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   Tax Questions
      - FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL?
      - OWNERSHIP CHANGES?
      - PAYMENT DUE DATES?
      - PAYMENT METHODS - HOW CAN I MAKE A TAX PAYMENT?
      - PAYMENT RECEIPTS?
      - CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS?
      - INTEREST ON DELINQUENT PAYMENTS?
      - RETURNED CHECKS?
      - TAX APPEALS?
      - TAX SALE?
      - TAX SEARCHES?
      - HOMESTEAD BENEFIT?
      - PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSEMENT (“Senior Freeze”)?
 


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    Tax Questions
          FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL?
FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT RELIEVE THE OBLIGATION OF THE TAX PAYER.


          OWNERSHIP CHANGES?
WHEN OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY CHANGES, THE TAX BILL IS TO BE FORWARDED TO THE NEW OWNER(S) OR THEIR PAYING AGENT.


          PAYMENT DUE DATES?
Quarterly payments become due on August 1st, November 1st, February 1st and May 1st. There is a 10 day grace period each quarter. Payments are due NO later than the 10th of the month of the quarter it's due.


          PAYMENT METHODS - HOW CAN I MAKE A TAX PAYMENT?
You can make a payment in person or by mail using a check, money order, cash or a debit/credit card, or you can make an online tax payment using an electronic-check or credit card.

For your convenience, we have a drop slot on the left hand side tax counter. These payments are collected no later than 4:30pm 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.



          PAYMENT RECEIPTS?
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 you make an online tax payment, a digital receipt webpage will be displayed that you can print when the municpality receives your online payment submission.  


          CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS?
You can now pay your property taxes with a debit/credit card at the tax office window (a third party convenience fee of 2.75% applies) or on the Borough website at www.paramusborough.org  


          INTEREST ON DELINQUENT PAYMENTS?
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.


          RETURNED CHECKS?
If your check is returned to us you will be charged a $20.00 handling fee.


          TAX APPEALS?
Tax Appeals: 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.



          TAX SALE?
Any municipal lien remaining unpaid is subject to sale on the 11th day of the 11th month of the current tax year.


          TAX SEARCHES?
You must email a search request to the tax collector at taxcollector@paramusborough.org.


          HOMESTEAD BENEFIT?
Homestead Benefit: 1-877-658-2972

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/homestead/geninf.shtml



          PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSEMENT (“Senior Freeze”)?
Property Tax Reimbursement (“Senior Freeze”): 1-800-882-6597

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/claim.shtml



 



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