|March 28, 2011|
Although School Taxes are collected by the Receiver of Taxes, payments are forwarded to the local school district and if applicable, the local library district. Payment you make in response to the school bill are forwarded to your local school district and do not fund the operation of town government.
Two factors determine the size of this bill, both of which are beyond the control of Hempstead Town Hall. They are:
If you have any questions about the school budget, please contact your local school district.
General Town Taxes include all Town and County taxes and any special district taxes (ie. sanitation districts, fire districts, etc.).
If you reside in an incorporated village, those taxes are collected by the individual villages. If you have any questions about your village taxes, please contact your local village for information.
If you pay BOTH the first and second half school taxes on or before November 10; or the first and second half GENERAL tax on or before February 10, you may deduct a one-percent discount on the second half tax. The "discounted" amount to pay can be found underneath the "TOTAL TAX" box on your bill(s).
Payments are due on or before the last day of the penalty-free 40-day collection period. Payments made after the due dates will be assessed a penalty, which will be added in accordance with the following penalty schedules:
You may pay your school taxes up-to-and including May 31. After May 31, the levy is closed and the current year school taxes will be payable at the Nassau County Treasurer's Office located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501. Amounts in arrears will be subject to an additional charge. For further information, you may reach the Treasurer's Office by telephone at (516) 571-3715.
General taxes may be paid up-to-and including August 31. After August 31, the levy is closed and current year general taxes will be payable at the Nassau County Treasurer's Office located at 240 Old Country Road, 3rd Floor, Mineola, NY 11501. Amounts in arrears will be subject to an additional charge. For further information, you may reach the Treasurer's Office by telephone at (516) 571-3715.