Fulfilling his pledge to taxpayers, Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey Pravato today announced extended office hours on for property owners looking to pay their taxes without penalty. Although the First Half of the 2020 General Tax Levy was due on January 1st, taxes can be paid without penalty through February 10th. As such, the Tax Office in Town Hall North in Oyster Bay and Town Hall South in Massapequa will be opened for extended hours between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on both Friday, February 7th and Monday, February 10th.
Receiver of Taxes Pravato stated, “Offering extended Tax Office hours ahead of the deadline to pay the first half of the 2020 General Tax Levy will allow residents a more convenient way to pay their taxes in person, as well as the opportunity to ask questions regarding their tax bills, if they have any. State laws allows a 40-day penalty free period from the date the tax is due for a payment to be made without penalty, but after 40 days, State law dictates a 1% penalty added for each month the tax remains unpaid. I urge residents to not delay, and take advantage of these extended office hours on both Friday, February 7th, and Monday February 10th, to ensure that your payment is made before February 10th to avoid paying more out of pocket than necessary.”
The Tax Offices in Town Hall North, located at 74 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay, and Town Hall South, located at 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa, will both be open for extended hours from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, February 7th and Monday, February, 10th, in the lead up to the deadline to pay the first half of the 2020 General Tax Levy. Residents can pay in person by either cash, check or credit/debit card (for a fee) at the Tax Office, Oyster Bay Town Hall North, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, or by check only at the Receiver of Taxes Office, Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa. The Receiver of Taxes Office in Town Hall South can be accessed by the rear entrance to the building. When paying the tax bill in person, residents are reminded to bring the entire tax bill with their payments.
Taxpayers can access 2020 General Tax information at www.oysterbaytown.com. Residents may view tax bills, print out a hard copy, or pay taxes with an ACH check payment or credit/debit card (subject to third party fees, no portion remitted to the Town of Oyster Bay). For more information on property taxes and/or payments, residents may call at (516) 624-6400. Callers are requested to have the school district, section, block and lot numbers of the property in question available. This information is listed on the tax bill and on the property deed.