Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes Jeffrey Pravato today announced that 2020-2021 School Tax bills have been mailed and reflect the new property assessments issued by Nassau County which may impact your taxes. Governor Cuomo delayed the tax payment deadline one month, and residents can pay their First Half taxes without penalty through December 10th.
“This school property tax bill reflects the new Nassau County reassessment on your property. If your School Tax bill increases more than the budgeted increase set by your school district, it is due to the effects of the Nassau County reassessment. Don’t delay, make your payment before December 10th and ensure you aren’t paying unnecessary penalties imposed by State law.”
New York State Law requires a one percent penalty is added for each month the tax remains unpaid, retroactive to November 1st. Residents are reminded to sign their check, and make it payable to Jeffrey P. Pravato, Receiver of Taxes. Indicate the property’s S.D. Code, Section, Block, Lot and phone number on the check. 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.
“During this public health crisis, the Tax Office has been fully operational but has suspended in office interactions. We offer new outdoor walk up windows daily from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm to assist residents and accept payments with a check and money order. No cash or credit card payments will be accepted. On December 9th and 10th, offices in Town Hall North and Town Hall South will be open from 8am to 6pm. When paying in person, residents are reminded to bring the entire tax bill.”
Taxpayers may access 2020-2021 School Tax information online at www.oysterbaytown.com. Residents may view current tax bills, print out a hard copy, or pay taxes with an ACH check payment for a reduced fee of 75 cents, or by credit card for a much higher fee charged by the credit card companies. (Town of Oyster Bay receives no portion of this fee).
Receiver Pravato reminds residents that school budgets are set by their local school districts, and the Town of Oyster Bay is not involved in that process. Any questions related to School Tax rates and amounts should be addressed to the resident’s school district. The telephone number for each school district is printed on the front of the School Tax bill.
Any questions regarding your property assessment should be directed to the Nassau County Assessor’s Office at (516) 571-1500. To reach the Town of Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes Office, call (516) 624-6400 or email email@example.com. Residents 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.