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Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Offers Options for General Tax Payment

With the deadline for paying the second half 2010 General Tax approaching, Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin reminds taxpayers of the convenient payment options offered by his office including extended hours, satellite offices, mobile tax office, drive through payment window and online payments. Payments for the second half 2010 General Taxes received or postmarked by the August 10 deadline will be penalty-free.

“Take advantage of our drive through payment window, where you can pay your taxes from the comfort of your car, or pay your tax bill electronically using e-check,” said Clavin. “Our mobile office brings town government to local neighborhoods, while satellite offices in Hicksville and Lawrence serve communities some distance from Town Hall.”

The E-Z Pay Drive Thru Payment Window is located behind the tax office at 200 North Franklin Street (follow the signs on the corner of North Franklin and Bedell Streets). The payment window will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., business days, Aug. 2 through Aug. 10, and accepts checks and money order payments only. Taxpayers are reminded to bring their entire current tax bill with stub intact in order to receive an official receipt at time of payment.

During peak collection times, hours of operation at the main tax office, located at 200 North Franklin Street in Hempstead, will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Aug. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10). “Our fully-staffed main office is able to assist taxpayers with account inquiries and all forms of payment,” Clavin noted.

Satellite offices at Rock Hall Museum (located at 199 Broadway in Lawrence) and Levittown Hall (located at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville) will be open to receive checks and money orders for tax payments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10.

Residents who would like to pay via credit card or e-check may log onto the town’s website at www.TOH.LI and follow the “Receiver of Taxes” link to “Online Tax Payments,” or call Official Payments Corporation at 1-877-306-6056. A 2.5 percent convenience fee payable to Official Payments Corporation, the company that processes the credit card transaction, will be incurred for credit card payments, while a flat fee of $2.00 will be charged per each e-check transaction. Hempstead Town receives no portion of these fees.

The Mobile Tax Office is scheduled to visit the following locations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 2- Merrick Senior Center, 2550 Clubhouse Rd., Merrick

Tuesday, Aug. 3- Town Parking Lot O-3, Davison Ave., Oceanside (directly across from Oceanside Library)

Thursday, Aug. 5- Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont

Friday, Aug. 6- Franklin Square Senior Center, 1182 Martha Pl., Franklin Square

“Supervisor Murray and I are committed to providing taxpayers with top-notch services and beneficial information that may help to reduce their tax burden,” concluded Clavin.

For further information visit the town’s website at www.TOH.LI or contact the Office of Receiver of Taxes at 538-1500.