Second Half School Tax Deadline Approaches, Clavin Offers Convenient Payment Options

Issued by: Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin

Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin is reminding taxpayers of the array of convenient payment options available to them as the May 10th deadline approaches to pay the Second Half 2017-18 School Tax. Beginning on May 1st through May 10th, Clavin is extending office hours, setting up mobile and satellite offices throughout the Town of Hempstead and opening the Tax Office’s EZ-Pay Drive-Thru. What’s more, taxpayers also have the option to pay their bills online at any time.

“Paying your taxes may not be fun, but we work hard to make the process as convenient as possible for our taxpayers,” Clavin said. “When the deadline approaches, we try to help those with busy schedules by extending hours and opening our drive thru at our Hempstead Tax Office, reminding the public of our online payment system and bringing our mobile and satellite offices to communities across America’s largest township.”

On business days between May 1st and May 10th (May 1st , 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th), extended hours of operation (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) will be in effect for tax payments at the main tax office located at 200 North Franklin Street in Hempstead. When making payments in person, please bring the entire tax bill; do not detach payment stubs from the bill.

In addition, the EZ-Pay Drive Thru Payment Window will be open behind the main tax office (follow the signs on the corner of North Franklin and Bedell Streets) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (May 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th). The Drive-Thru Window accepts only check and money order payments.

Satellite offices at Rock Hall Museum (199 Broadway, Lawrence) and Levittown Hall (201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville) serve communities that are a distance from the Tax Office. Satellite offices will be open to receive checks and money orders for tax payments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th.

The Mobile Tax Office is scheduled to visit four locations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please note that only checks or money orders are accepted at the Mobile Tax Office. The Mobile Tax Office locations and dates are:

  • May 1st - Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick
  • May 2nd - Town Parking Lot O-3, Davison Ave., Oceanside (directly across from Oceanside Library)
  • May 3rd - Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
  • May 4th - Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl., Franklin Square

Online tax payments may be made via credit card or e-check by logging onto the town’s website at www.TOH.LI and following the "Receiver of Taxes” link to “Online Tax Payments”. Credit card and e-check payments can also be made by phone by calling 1-833-378-1236. Payment by credit card will incur a 2.3 % service fee, with a minimum charge of $1.50 for all credit card transactions.  A flat fee of $0.90 will be charged for electronic check payments. VISA Personal Debit transactions will incur a flat rate fee of $3.95 per transaction. Hempstead Town receives no portion of these service fees which are charged by eGov Strategies, the company which processes the transactions.

While on the Town of Hempstead website, taxpayers can register for e-Billing, and sign up to receive future tax bills electronically via email instead of through the U.S. Mail. Recently implemented, the e-Billing service will allow taxpayers to go “paperless” and receive their tax bills electronically, while saving the town production and mailing costs associated with traditional tax bills. Visit bit.ly/tohebill to register.

"By offering convenient payment options, whether online or in-person, we’re dedicated to providing top-notch services for our constituents,” Clavin said.

For event announcements and important updates, follow the Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@tohreceiver). For further information, please visit the town’s website at www.toh.li/tohtax or call the Office of Receiver of Taxes at (516) 538-1500.