FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2020
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Town Officials Request Extension for School Tax Payments
North Hempstead, NY - Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman, and the Town Board sent a letter to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo today, requesting an extension for payment of the second half of the 2019-2020 school taxes. Currently, the final day to pay is May 11, 2020.
“We are asking the Governor to extend the deadline to June 1, 2020, which is the latest date allowable for paying taxes without interest or penalty,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “In light of the effects caused by the coronavirus pandemic on our region, we believe it would put our residents at ease knowing that they have this extra time.”
This request comes on the heels of the announcement that all Town of North Hempstead facilities will remain closed to the public until Monday, March 30. Essential services, such as 311, the Clerk's office, and sanitation, will continue to operate as the Town maintains the continuity of government.
“It is absolutely critical that we heed the advice of medical professionals,” Bosworth stated. “Avoid crowds, wash your hands religiously, and most importantly, remain in your home if at all possible. I cannot be emphatic enough: the only way to maintain public health right now is by staying apart, this includes social distancing – even for children. While this may serve as a temporary inconvenience, understand that the decisions we are making can literally save lives.”
The Town's 311 Call Center remains open to callers on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.