I never received my tax bill, or I received it late; do I still have to pay the penalty?
Yes, New York State Real Property Tax Law dictates that the property owner's failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve them of responsibility to pay their respective taxes by the due date. Neither the Receiver of Taxes nor any other official has the legal authority to waive any of the late payment penalty charges set forth by the law.
If I mail my payment on the due date, do I have to pay the penalty?
New York State Real Property Tax Law states that payments, mailed in a properly addressed envelope with appropriate postage and a U.S. Postal Service postmark date equivalent to the due date (postage meter postmarks do NOT qualify), and left in the custody of the U.S. Postal Service by the payment due date, will be considered as on-time payments.
May I make partial payments?
Other than the Installment Payment Option outlined on the tax bills, partial payments are not accepted.
May I pay by credit card?
Yes, but there is a 2.45% charge of the total amount for the use of a credit card.