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Office of the Receiver of Taxes

Receiver of Taxes OfficeJohn Nesi - Receiver of Taxes
Darlene Paolercio - Deputy Receiver of Taxes

Theresa Loiacono - Tax Office Assistant

34 Fifth Avenue Town Hall
Pelham, New York 10803
Phone: (914) 738-1642

Fax: (914) 813-1855
taxreceiver@townofpelham.com
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

The Receiver of Taxes is an elected official charged with collecting taxes for the Town, County, Villages and the School. The Receiver is elected to a four-year period. The office includes an appointed Deputy Tax Receiver with both individuals listed above.

Yearly Collection Times

The Tax office is opened from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you have questions pertaining to your Taxes, please feel free to call (914) 738-1642. To familiarize you with our tax collection periods, please note the following:


Town/County Tax: Due April 1, last day to pay without penalty April 30th
Village Tax: Due June 1, last day to pay without penalty June 30th
School Tax: Option permits Payment in two halves as follows:
  First Half: Due Sept. 1, last day to pay without penalty Sept. 30th
  Second Half: Due Jan. 1, last day to pay without penalty Jan. 31st

Exemptions:

STAR – School Tax Relief Program
What is it? STAR is Governor Pataki’s school tax relief program that provides a partial exemption from school property taxes for owner-occupied, primary residences such as homes, condominiums, cooperative apartments, mobile homes and farm homes.

BASIC STAR
All New Yorkers who own and live in their one, two or three-family home, condominium, cooperative apartments, mobil home or farm home are eligible for a STAR Exemption on their primary residence, regardless of age or income. This is known as the Basic STAR Exemption. Basic STAR works by exempting the first $99,370.00 (for 2012/2013 tax year) of the full value of a home from school taxes.  ** Please note the 2012/2013 school levies, increases in STAR savings will be capped at 2% of the prior years savings.  The State Office of Real Property Tax Service (ORPTS) now publishes maximums for Basic and Enhanced STAR for each school district municipal segment. **

ENHANCED STAR
Senior Citizens (age 65 and older) with yearly incomes not exceeding $79,050.00 are eligible to receive school property tax reductions on their primary residence. This is known as the Enhanced STAR. For qualifying senior citizens, the Enhanced STAR program works by exempting the first $206,370.00 (for 2012/2013 tax year) of the full value of their home from school property taxes. For property owned by a husband and wife, or by siblings, only one of them must be at least 65 years of age to qualify for the Enhanced exemption. Their combined income, however, must not exceed $79,050.00.

Applicants for the Enhanced STAR exemption need only be 65 years of age as of December 31st of the year in which the exemption will begin.

Helpful Hints on Buying/Selling Property:

IF YOU REFINANCE
We need to know if your taxes will still be escrowed and with which mortgage company.

IF YOU PAY OFF YOUR MORTGAGE
Please contact the Tax Receiver’s Office immediately so that we may send all future bills directly to the homeowner.

ADDRESS UPDATES
If at any time you change your current mailing address please notify the ASSESSOR’S OFFICE so that the tax bills and receipts will be delivered properly.

STATE LAW
According to the New York State law the property owner is responsible for all taxes and penalties, which may be applicable whether or not they receive a bill. If, for some reason, you do not receive a bill by the first week of the tax period, please contact our office and we will print you a duplicate bill.

DEED
There is a time lapse of 1-2 months from the date a deed is filed with the County until the information is recorded with the ASSESSOR’S OFFICE, therefore your input is very important.

PAYMENT

                                 ****SPECIAL NOTICE****

          Your Town/County & School Taxes Can Now Be Paid By Using ACH(Checking Acct.) Or Credit

          Card. There is a convenience fee (2.75%) per transaction for paying by credit card and no               additional processing fee for paying by electronic check (ACH). 

                                         CLICK BELOW And Follow The Prompts.

Click Here to pay your property taxes securely on-line.

If payment is made by mail, the Postal Service cancellation (Not a postage meter mark) determines date of payment.

IF YOUR TAXES ARE ESCROWED – WHO GETS THE BILL?

Your bank or mortgage company will receive a printout of the taxes on properties for which they hold escrow accounts.

WHO GETS THE RECEIPT?

A tax statement/receipt will be mailed to the homeowner the end of January or beginning of February for all taxes paid during the prior year. It is important the collector’s office has your current mailing address, especially if it is different from the legal address of the property.

A COPY OF THIS STATEMENT SHOULD BE USED FOR INCOME TAX FILING.

IF YOU’RE TAXES ARE NOT IN ESCROW-WHO GETS THE BILL?

The tax bill will go to the owner of record at the time the bills are printed.

WHO GETS THE RECEIPT?

The  tax statement/receipt is always mailed to the homeowner, whether they are escrowed or direct pay.

Penalty Schedules for the Town/County, Villages and School
Town/County (Taxes due by April 30th without penalty

 

May 2%
June & July 5%
August & September 7%
October November December 10%
January to Lien 12%

Pelham Manor Village Pelham Village (due June 30th w/out penalty)
July 2% July 5%
August 3% August 6%
September 4% September 7%
October 5% October 8%
November 6% November 9%
December 7% December 10%
January 8% January 11%
February 9% February 12%
March to Lien 10% March to Lien 13%

School (First half due Sept. 30th & Second half due by Jan 31st w/out penalty)

 
FIRST HALF
SECOND HALF
September None None
October 2% None
November 5% None
December & January 7% None
February & March 10% 10%
April & May 12%

12%

Third Party Notification

If you are either 65 years of age or older or disabled and you own and occupy your residence, you may designate an adult third party, with their consent, to receive duplicate copies of your tax bills and notices of unpaid taxes until further notice. Applications may be obtained from the Tax Receivers Office.

If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation or assistance to participate in paying taxes, please contact our office at (914) 738-1642.

PLEASE NOTE:
Taxes can no longer be dropped at the Police Station. All payments received from the Police Department will be returned to the owner without being processed and penalty will apply if applicable.

SPECIAL NOTE:
THERE IS A MAIL SLOT IN FRONT OF TOWN HALL TO RECEIVE ALL TAX PAYMENTS PAYMENTS CAN BE PLACED IN THE SLOT DURING EVENING AND WEEKEND HOURS

NO CASH PLEASE

 
 
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