Tobay's School Taxes Due

Due date was Oct. 1 but bill may be paid without penalty through Nov. 13.

Town of Oyster Bay residents are within the 40-day grace period allowed for paying the first half of school taxes, and can pay without penalty until Nov. 13.

The official due date was Oct. 1.

“After the 40 days, a one percent penalty is added for each month the tax remains unpaid, retroactive to October 1st, ” said James Stefanich, the Town's receiver of taxes. "Tax bills are expected be mailed starting on October 5th, when the collection warrant’s computer-based information is processed, verified and certified as correct by the Receiver’s Office.”

The Town reminded residents to be sure to sign their checks and make them payable to James J. Stefanich, Receiver of Taxes, and to indicate their property’s S.D. code, section, block, lot and phone number on the check.

Payments can be made by cash or check at the Tax Office, Oyster Bay Town Hall West, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, or by check only at the Receiver of Taxes Office, Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa. The Hicksville Annex in the TOB parking structure, 55 Duffy Avenue, Hicksville, will be open to accept payments by check only from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on November 2, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 13. Residents who prefer to mail in their payments should send them to the Office of the Receiver of Taxes, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771-1539.

“For taxpayers wishing immediate access to 2012-13 school tax information, our online system is available through a link on the Town website, www.oysterbaytown.com. Residents may view current tax bills, print out a hard copy or pay taxes with an ACH check payment or credit card. Please be aware there is a service fee for paying taxes online, which the Town does not collect any portion of,” said a Town statement.

Reminders for the week:

  • The All Car Friendship Meet is Sunday at Marjorie R. Post Community Park in Massapequa.
  • Town Hall is closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

Mark your calendars:

Supervisor's 5k run

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 9-10a.m.

Where: South Street, Oyster Bay

tony October 09, 2012 at 01:54 AM
First people DO complain about their school districts and rightly so if tax money is being wasted. however, under the tax levy cap that should not happen. The reason school districts got away with fraud and stealing was because the NYS legislators cut the funding for Audits. Wheb the Roslyn situation was discovered suddenly the audits were once again put in place,.since then there has been a reduction in school budget increases. The oversite of school districts leaves no room for spending like "drunked sailors" However, the other factor that determines your property tax is assessments and there is where the percentsage increases are happenning. NO one has overseen the assessment system that Nassau county has in place .It is a primary reason for the financial mess the county is in and they looked and found a scapegosat, school districts. Please read the Newsday article printed 10/04/12 it explains how lower assessments increased taxes by as much as 29% even thought all Nassau school district stayed within the 2%tax levy law i repeat once again your elected officals are to blame and unless changes are made taxes incrteases will continue while the 2% tax levy cap remains in place
tony October 09, 2012 at 02:19 AM
To the best of my knowledge, prior to the 2% tax levy cap Districts never exceeded 6% this year that will be the least percentage increase and the highest 29%
Retired October 09, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Interesting article for all those Patch readers interested in the School Districts.. http://commack.patch.com/blog_posts/is-the-commack-school-district-violating-the-public-meetings-law#comments_list
JOE October 10, 2012 at 01:43 AM
school taxes and property taxes are two different things . People do not complain enough. I have spent years going to school board meetings and it is sad when you look at the few who attend. Not counting the school administrators and the PTA people , you would be lucky to get 20 people there.
tony October 10, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Most people ignore their county taxes because they are lower then school property taxes. For example the town of Oyster Bay will lay off about 200 employees and about 100 took early retirement. Yet,TOB OFFICIALS SAY SERVICES WILL NOT BE CUT OR REDUCED think about it What they are saying they didn't these employees and the 20 million dollars plus cost each year. That is a waste, but they are under the radar because they cleverly blame schools for the high property taxes County and Nassau taxes should have been no factor on your tax total I am guessing each and every homeowner lost over a Thousand dollars or more a years over the past 30 years Joe start paying attention to Town and County tax, fee,permits ans licensing programs and what they do with the money. PATRONAGE has always been the game


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