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Tax Department
   Tax Payments
      - Can I use cash to pay my borough taxes?
      - Payment due dates?
      - Payment Methods - How can I make a tax payment?
      - Payment Receipts?
      - Returned Checks
 
   Delinquent Payments
      - Interest on delinquent payments?
      - Tax Sale?
 
   General Tax Questions
      - Failure to receive a tax bill?
      - Ownership changes?
 


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    Tax Payments
          Can I use cash to pay my borough taxes?

STARTING JANUARY 1, 2018 NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TAX PAYMENTS.



          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, a debit/credit card, or you can make an online tax payment using an electronic-check or credit card. NO CASH PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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.



          Returned Checks

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



 
    Delinquent Payments
          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.



          Tax Sale?

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



 
    General 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.



 



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