Category Archives: James Stefanich

Receiver Stefanich Announces 2018 General Tax Collection Now Closed

Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich wishes to notify town residents that the 2018 General Tax Collection Warrant has been closed, and all related records have been turned over to the Nassau County Treasurer.

 

The original warrant specified that $587,255,080.63 was to be collected to support Nassau County, Town of Oyster Bay, and special tax districts. Assessment reductions and tax cancellations amounted to $89,153.38 (0.015%). Nassau County’s portion was $278,499,350.36 (47%). The Town of Oyster Bay’s portion was $114,350,783.22 (20%), and the special tax district’s portion was $184,249,606.97 (32%).

 

A list of delinquent property payments was reported to the County Treasurer, amounting to $10,066,186.50 (1.7%).

 

Receiver Stefanich noted that property owners with delinquent taxes would be contacted by the Nassau County Treasurer’s office. Owners will be receiving letters specifying taxes owed along with applicable penalties and late payment fees.

 

The 2018-2019 School Tax levy bill printing will commence on October 1st, and mailing will start in early October. Receiver Stefanich asks property owners to be patient when calling the Tax Office for information on property taxes due to the usual high volume of calls received at the beginning of a new tax collection. 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.

 

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Receiver Stefanich Advises Late General Taxpayers of Last Chance

Receiver Stefanich advises Town of Oyster Bay property owners who missed paying their 2018 General taxes by the August 10th deadline, that they can still avoid additional interest and fees beyond the standard 2% late payment penalty.

 

Late payers should immediately contact the Receiver’s office at 624-6400, if they did not receive a second notification with a delinquent tax bill. Payments postmarked after August 31st cannot be accepted since the collection warrant will have expired. Those payments must be sent to the Nassau County Treasurer at 1 West Street, Mineola, New York 11501.

 

Stefanich pointed out, “Failure to pay taxes before the collection warrant expires will result in a delinquent tax lien proceeding with the possibility of the lien being sold next February. Continued failure to pay all taxes levied against the property will result in your loss of the property”.

 

In September, the Nassau County Treasurer will be mailing notices to all property owners with taxes in arrears. Receiver Stefanich advises homeowners who fall under those circumstances to contact the Nassau County Treasurer at 571-2090 to determine the amount in arrears. They may also visit the Treasurer’s office at 1 West Street, Mineola.

 

Receiver Stefanich noted, “I want to make sure that property taxpayers in Oyster Bay do not jeopardize their home ownership because they were unaware of the consequences of not responding to notices from the Town or County”.

 

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Receiver Stefanich: Second Half General Taxes Due

Oyster Bay Town residents are reminded that the Second Half of the 2018 General Tax Levy is due on July 1st, but can be paid without penalty through August 10th.  Please be certain to sign your check, payable to James J. Stefanich, Receiver of Taxes.  Indicate your property’s S.D. Code, Section, Block, Lot and Phone number on the check.

 

“By law, a taxpayer has a 40-day penalty free period from the date the tax is due during which payment may be submitted,” Mr. Stefanich explained.  “After the 40 days, a one percent penalty is added for each month the tax remains unpaid, retroactive to July 1st.”

 

Residents can pay in person, by either cash or check, at the Tax Office, Oyster Bay Town Hall West, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, or by check only at our office in Town Hall South (rear entrance), 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa.  When paying the tax bill in person, taxpayers are reminded to bring the entire tax bill with their payments.

 

Receiver Stefanich reminded residents that due to the scheduled construction at the TOB Parking Facility, the Hicksville Annex in this location will not be open.

 

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.  Payments being made by mail should include the second half stub.  Residents should NOT write on, fold, staple or otherwise deface the tax stub as it can cause the computer system to reject payment.

 

Residents now have free access to tax bills online with the ability to pay taxes through ACH check payment or credit card.  These services are available through a link on our Town website, www.oysterbaytown.com. Residents should be aware there is a service fee if they chose to pay taxes online (Town of Oyster Bay receives no portion of fee).

 

“When calling the Tax Office for information on property taxes, residents are requested to have the school district, section, block and lot numbers of the property in question available,” Receiver Stefanich stated. “This information is listed on the tax bill and on the property deed.”

 

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Receiver Stefanich Advises Late School Tax Payers of Last Chance

Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich advises Town of Oyster Bay property owners who missed paying their 2017-2018 School taxes by the May 10th deadline, that they can still avoid additional interest and fees beyond the standard 2% late payment penalty.

 

Late payers should immediately contact the Receiver’s office at 624-6400 if they did not receive a second notification with a delinquent tax bill. Payments postmarked after May 31st cannot be accepted since the collection warrant will have expired. Those payments must be sent to the Nassau County Treasurer at 1 West Street, Mineola, New York 11501.

 

Stefanich pointed out, “Failure to pay late taxes before the collection warrant expires will result in a delinquent tax lien proceeding with the possibility of the lien being sold next February. Continued failure to pay all taxes levied against the property will result in your loss of the property”.

 

In July, the Nassau County Treasurer will be mailing notices to all property owners with taxes in arrears. Receiver Stefanich advises homeowners who fall under those circumstances to contact the Nassau County Treasurer at 571-2090 to determine the amount in arrears. They may also visit that office at 1 West Street, Mineola.

 

Receiver Stefanich noted, “I want to make sure that property taxpayers in Oyster Bay do not jeopardize their home ownership because they were unaware of the consequences of not responding to notices from the Town or County”.

 

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Receiver Stefanich Reminds Residents of How to Avoid Late Tax Payment Penalties

Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes, James J. Stefanich, reminds residential property owners that it is essential and mandatory to notify his office upon satisfying their mortgage.

 

In addition, Stefanich encourages residents who recently purchased a home, condominium or co-op unit, or just refinanced or transferred the mortgage on their property, to be sure that notification in writing is sent to James J. Stefanich, Receiver of Taxes, Town of Oyster Bay, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1539.

 

“This will ensure that tax bills are received promptly by the homeowner,” Stefanich said. “A homeowner relying on a bank or mortgage company to notify the tax office may find there is a delay in billing the homeowner directly, which can lead to the imposition of a late payment penalty.”

 

“When writing, property owners should include the legal property description, including the school district, section, block, and lot numbers, as well as the name and address to whom current and future tax bills should be directed. In the case of condominiums, the building and unit number should be noted,” Stefanich said.

 

Residents may also report their information in person by visiting the Office of the Receiver of Taxes.

 

The Receiver noted that property owners residing in incorporated villages must also notify their village assessor.

 

Homeowners requiring further assistance should contact the Office of the Receiver of Taxes at 516-624-6400. “The knowledgeable and courteous tax information specialists on my staff will be happy to assist you,” concluded Stefanich.

 

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Receiver Stefanich Reminds Residents Assessment Grievance Period Ends April 2nd

Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich reminds taxpayers of their right to challenge their property tax assessment for the 2019-2020 property tax year. Grievances may be filed with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission during the “grievance period,” occurring January 2, 2018, to April 2, 2018.

 

Receiver Stefanich stated, “Any taxpayer who feels an error has been made regarding their property assessment should take advantage of this opportunity to establish a correct and fair assessment value for their home. Any taxpayer who wishes to challenge their property assessment must complete the necessary forms and return them to Nassau County Assessment Review Commission.”

 

The Nassau County Assessment Review Commission is located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY, 11501. Assessment challenges must be postmarked by April 2nd. To receive an application in the mail, or receive assistance over the phone, The Assessment Review Commission may be contacted at (516) 571-3214. Application forms are also on the Assessment Review Commission’s page of the County’s website at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/ARC/forms.html.

 

Receiver Stefanich has made applications available at his offices located at Town Hall North, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay and Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa. In addition, a grievance may be filed online through the AROW (Assessment Review On the Web) system at www.nassaucountyny.gov/arc/arow.

 

To challenge your own assessment, a free help video is available for viewing at: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1510/Assessment-Review-Commission

 

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Receiver Stefanich Reminds Residents Assessment Grievance Period Ends March 1st

Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich reminds taxpayers of their right to challenge their property tax assessment for the 2019-2020 property tax year. Grievances may be filed with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission during the “grievance period,” occurring January 2, 2018, to March 1, 2018.

 

Receiver Stefanich stated, “Any taxpayer who feels an error has been made regarding their property assessment should take advantage of this opportunity to establish a correct and fair assessment value for their home. Any taxpayer who wishes to challenge their property assessment must complete the necessary forms and return them to Nassau County Assessment Review Commission.”

 

The Nassau County Assessment Review Commission is located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY, 11501. Assessment challenges must be postmarked by March 1st. To receive an application in the mail, or receive assistance over the phone, The Assessment Review Commission may be contacted at (516) 571-3214. Application forms are also on the Assessment Review Commission’s page of the County’s website at http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/ARC/forms.html.

 

Receiver Stefanich has made applications available at his offices located at Town Hall North, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay and Town Hall South, 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa. In addition, a grievance may be filed online through the AROW (Assessment Review On the Web) system at www.nassaucountyny.gov/arc/arow.

 

To challenge your own assessment, a free help video is available for viewing at: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1510/Assessment-Review-Commission

 

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Taxes Due April 1 Can be Paid Without Penalty Until May 10

Oyster Bay Town residents are reminded that the Second Half of the 2016-2017 School Tax Levy is due on April 1st, but can be paid without penalty through May 10th. Please be certain to sign your check, payable to James J. Stefanich, Receiver of Taxes. Indicate your property’s S.D. Code, Section, Block, Lot and telephone number on the check.

 

“By law, a taxpayer has a 40-day penalty free period from the date the tax is due during which payment may be made without penalty,” Mr. Stefanich explained. “After the 40 days, a one percent penalty is added for each month the tax remains unpaid, retroactive to April 1st.”

 

Residents can pay in person, by either cash or check, at the Tax Office, Oyster Bay Town Hall West, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, or by check only at our office in Town Hall South (rear entrance), 977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa. When paying the tax bill in person, taxpayers are reminded to bring the entire tax bill with their payments.

 

In addition, the Hicksville Annex, at the TOB Parking Facility, 55 Duffy Avenue, Hicksville, will be open to accept payments by check only, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on May 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, and 10.

 

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. Payments being made by mail should include the second half stub. Residents should NOT write on, fold, staple or otherwise deface the tax stub as it can cause the computer system to reject the payment.

 

Residents now have free access to tax bills online with the ability to pay taxes through ACH check payment or credit card. These services are available through a link on our Town website, www.oysterbaytown.com. Residents should be aware there is a service fee if they chose to pay taxes online (Town of Oyster Bay receives no portion of fee).

 

“When calling the Tax Office for information on property taxes, 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.”

 

Visit the Town of Oyster Bay website

Receiver Stefanich Reminds Residents of How to Avoid Late Tax Payment Penalties

Oyster Bay Town Receiver of Taxes, James J. Stefanich, reminds residential property owners that it is essential and mandatory to notify his office upon satisfying their mortgage.

 

In addition, Stefanich encourages residents who recently purchased a home, condominium or co-op unit, or just refinanced or transferred the mortgage on their property, to be sure that notification in writing is sent to James J. Stefanich, Receiver of Taxes, Town of Oyster Bay, 74 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1539.

 

“This will ensure that tax bills are received promptly by the homeowner,” Stefanich said. “A homeowner relying on a bank or mortgage company to notify the tax office may find there is a delay in billing the homeowner directly, which can lead to the imposition of a late payment penalty.”

 

“When writing, property owners should include the legal property description, including the school district, section, block, and lot numbers, as well as the name and address to whom current and future tax bills should be directed. In the case of condominiums, the building and unit number should be noted,” Stefanich said.

 

Residents may also report their information in person by visiting the Office of the Receiver of Taxes.

 

The Receiver noted that property owners residing in incorporated villages must also notify their village assessor.

 

Homeowners requiring further assistance should contact the Office of the Receiver of Taxes at 516-624-6400. “The knowledgeable and courteous tax information specialists on my staff will be happy to assist you,” concluded Stefanich.

 

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Receiver Stefanich Reminds Residents of Online Access to 2015 Property Tax History for Filing Income Tax Returns

Town of Oyster Bay Receiver of Taxes, James J. Stefanich, reminds residents of a useful internet service provided by the Town of Oyster Bay. Mr. Stefanich explained “At this time of year, many of our residents need to know how much they paid in 2015 property taxes to file their income tax return. Unfortunately, my office only has access to the current year’s tax information. However, you can use our Online Tax Viewing and Payment system to access your tax history. Currently we have over 12,000 residents who have taken advantage of this feature. Use this link, https://tax.egov.basgov.com/OysterBay/User/Login to sign up for this free service.”

 

Receiver Stefanich stated “The online system can also be accessed through the town’s website, oysterbaytown.com. Those new to the system will need to set up a simple registration. This state-of-the-art system will give taxpayers free online access to their tax statements”. He added “it is my hope that our residents find the system easy to navigate and convenient to use.”

 

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