Tax Collection Tidbits
The Tax Collection department began the New Year in our NEW OFFICE! We have moved next to the Tax Assessors Office which is located down the hall to the right of our old office.
First quarter 2012 taxes are due on February 1, 2012 with the ten-day grace period ending at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 14th.
All Homeowners who qualified for a Homestead Benefit should have received their revised February Tax Stubs. If you have a Mortgage Company escrowing for your taxes, they have also been notified of the revision to your February bill. Please save this stub! You may need it when you file your 2012 Federal Income Tax Return.
If you choose to pay your taxes by credit card please make sure you allow enough time for the payments to be processed. Visa and Master card payments take 2 business days to reach our account. American Express and Discover Card take three business days. If the payment is deposited into our account after the grace period you will be charged interest.
This also applies to homeowners who pay their bills electronically. If your bank must mail out a physical check, the payment date is our "date of receipt", not the date your bank debited your account. We suggest that you allow at least 7 business days for your payment to reach us via the United States Postal Service.
We also offer automatic withdrawal from your checking or savings account. Applications are available on the township website (Hazlettwp.org) or may be obtained directly from the Tax Collectors office.
All of our Senior and Disabled property owners have received their PD-5 forms (ANNUAL POST-YEAR INCOME STATEMENT) in the mail. Please verify how much money you made in 2011, and estimate how much money you will be making in 2012. DO NOT count Social Security as income unless you are receiving a Government Pension. These forms must be returned to the Tax Collectors office by March 1, 2012 in order to keep your deduction.
The Tax Collection office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Tuesdays from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM. We may be reached by calling 732-217-8643 or via our NEW FAX number – 732-739-6830