Issued by: Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin
Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin reminds taxpayers that second half General Tax payments are due and payable by August 10, 2018 without penalty. To make the collection process easier, Clavin offers taxpayers a number of payment options including extended office hours at the Hempstead Tax Office, two satellite offices, drive-thru payment windows and mobile tax office stops.
“These payment options are provided at no additional cost to taxpayers, and enhance the level of service provided to our residents,” said Clavin. “In addition, taxpayers have the option of using our online payment center to pay their tax bill from the comfort of their home for a little as ninety cents ($ .90) per transaction for an electronic check.”
Tax bills can be paid online using a credit or VISA debit card or an electronic check (ACH) via the Receiver’s Payment Center at www.toh.li/tohtax. Individuals who do not have Internet access can make a credit card or e-check payment by telephone by calling 1-833-378-1236 and following the prompts using the telephone keypad. eGov Strategies, the company that processes the online payment transactions, charges a convenience fee for credit card and e-check transactions.
During the last ten business days of the collection period (August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th), hours at the Tax Office in Hempstead will be extended from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to further accommodate residents. The Receiver’s ‘EZ Pay’ drive-thru payment windows, located behind the Hempstead Tax Office, will also be open these dates to receive check and money order payments from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Satellite offices at Rock Hall Museum, located at 199 Broadway in Lawrence, and Levittown Hall, located at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th to receive checks and money orders.
The Mobile Tax Office will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the following locations (only checks and money orders accepted):
- August 1st, Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick
- August 2nd, Oceanside TOH Parking Lot 0-3, Davison Ave., Oceanside
- August 3rd, Elmont Public Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
- August 6th, Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl., Franklin Square
Adding to his legacy of innovation, earlier this year Clavin unveiled the first property tax e-billing service in New York State. Hempstead Town taxpayers who subscribe to this service can enjoy the convenience of receiving their property tax bills via e-mail on their electronic devices with the option of going paperless. To learn more or to subscribe to this free service, please visit https://hempstead.egovpayments.com/egov/apps/bill/pay.egov.
“I am proud to be the first Tax Receiver to introduce an e-billing service in New York. This program can better serve the public, while reducing costs to produce and mail property tax bills to property owners twice each year,” Clavin said. “What’s more, the town will see further savings from e-billing subscribers who pay their tax bills online.”
When paying in person, please bring your entire tax bill; do not detach the tax stubs from your bill. If paying by mail, enclose the payment stub(s) with your check. Checks should be signed and dated, made payable to Donald X. Clavin, Jr., Receiver of Taxes, numerical and written amounts should agree, and the property’s school district, section, block and lot numbers should be written on the check. Pursuant to New York State Law, payments made or postmarked after August 10th will be assessed a penalty. After the General Tax levy closes on August 31st, all tax payments must be made to the Nassau County Treasurer’s Office and will be subject to an additional county fee.