Receiver of Taxes
The Receiver of
Taxes collects Property Taxes in January. Bills are
mailed out mid January, and are due Feb. 28th
without penalty. if paid after Feb. 28, a 2% penalty
is added thru May 31st. from June 1st thru August
31st, there s a 4% penalty, plus a $2.00 Fee added.
On September 1st, all unpaid taxes are turned over
to Dutchess County.
The office also
collects School Taxes for the Wappinger Central
School District. School tax bills are mailed out mid
September. The due date which is set by the School
District is specified on the tax bill. After the due
date, a 2% penalty is due until the end of
collection which is the first week of November. All
unpaid School Tax bills are turned over to Dutchess
County where they may be paid until the first week
of December, or the re-levy date. After that date,
all unpaid amounts are carried over to the next
years Property Tax bill with a 7% penalty.
Payments can be
made in person at the Tax Office by cash or check,
and by mail to: Receiver of Taxes, 20 Middlebush
Rd., Wappingers Falls NY 12590.
1. Can I pay my
taxes in installments?
Yes, Property Tax
only can be paid in installments as shown on the
bill. No penalty on installments made on or before
due date of 2/28. 2% penalty added to installment
made between March 1st and May 31st. 4% penalty
added to installments made between June 1st thru
School Tax bills
must be paid in full in one payment.
2. I never
received my tax bill, do I still have to pay the
Yes, the failure
to mail a statement or the failure of a property
owner to receive a statement will not affect the
validity of the taxes or interest prescribed by law.
the Receiver of Taxes nor any other official has
legal authority to waive statutory penalty charges.
These are fixed by Real Property Tax Law.
3. If I mail
payment on the due date, is this acceptable?
Payment of taxes
by mail when enclosed in an envelope and deposited
in a post office, shall be deemed to have been made
to such officer on the date of the United States
Postmark on such envelope. A postage meter postmark
is NOT a postmark made by the United States post
office, and is therefore not within the provisions
of Real Property Tax Law 925. Payments cannot be
deemed timely because of a postage meter postmark
date on an envelope. It should be noted that the
provisions of this section shall not apply in Case
of postmarks not made by the United State post