Tax Due Dates:
January 10th (First Half)
May 31st (Second Half)
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Both first and second half due dates fall on a weekend. The Tax Office will NOT be open on Saturday, January 10, 2015 or Sunday, May 31, 2015. The last day for 2014/2015 property tax payments without penalty/interest will be Monday, January 12, 2015 and Monday, June 1, 2015. Please click here to see our hours of operation.
*Taxes become a lien on December 1st of each year*
The following is a schedule of penalty for the first half of your taxes only:
December 1st to January 10th - No Penalty
After January 10th - 1% Penalty
After February 10th - 2% Penalty
After March 10th - 3% Penalty
After April 10th - 4% Penalty
May 11th to May 31st - 5% Penalty
After this date, taxes plus penalty and interest must be paid to the Suffolk County Treasurer, Angie Carpenter, 330 Center Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901, (631) 852-3000.
Payment of Taxes:
*Partial payments will not be accepted online
- About your tax information, contact the Town of Islip Office of the Tax Receiver at (631) 224-5580
- About your assessment or exemptions, contact the Assessor’s office at (631) 224-5585
- About the STAR Program, call (631) 224-5058
Methods of Payment:
- E-Check; with a convenience fee of $2.00 (not collected by the Town of Islip).
- All Major Credit Cards: with a convenience fee of 2.49% on the amount that is being charged (not collected by the Town of Islip).
CAUTION: Banking websites which allow the Bill Pay option should caution you that you should not pay your local, state or federal taxes by that method. The process of Bill Pay through a banking site typically sends your payment to a Payment Center and then to a mail-house. This will often result in a late payment.*This does NOT refer to the Town of Islip Online Tax Payment System.
Pay by Mail:
Payments can be made by credit card or by check. Make checks payable to Alexis Weik, Receiver of Taxes. Mail payments to Town of Islip Tax Receiver’s Office, 40 Nassau Avenue, Islip NY 11751. Envelopes must be postmarked by the due dates of January 10th for the first half of your taxes and by May 31st for the second half of your taxes. Refer to the back of your tax bill for penalty information.
*Important Information to note when paying by mail:
Pay in Person: Visit us at 40 Nassau Avenue in Islip. Building is adjacent to Islip Town Hall.
Hours of Operation for the 2014 / 2015 Tax Calendar:
|Regular Office Hours:||8:30 am to 4:30 pm|
|Monday through Friday|
|Office Closed:||Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve|
|Thursday, December 25, 2014 Christmas Day|
|Half Day:||8:30 am to 12 noon|
|Wednesday, December 31, 2014, New Year's Eve|
|Office Closed:||Thursday, January 1, 2015 New Year’s Day|
|Special Payment Hours:||8:30 am – 7:00 pm|
|**||Monday, January 12, 2015 (Since January 10th falls on a Saturday)|
|**||Monday, June 1, 2015 (Since May 31st falls on a Sunday)|
*Please note that both first and second half due dates fall on a weekend this year, so the following business day will be the last day for payment without penalty/interest.
Overview of Where Your Taxes Go:
The Office of the Receiver of Taxes is not a policy making office, it is an administrative office. We do not determine the tax rates, we merely collect and distribute the taxes. Taxes are collected in accordance with New York State Real Property Tax laws and the Suffolk County Tax Act.
Town, County and School taxes in Suffolk County cover the period from December 1st through November 30th of the following year. Public Hearings are set for school, county and town budgets. Below is a description of how your taxes are divided up.
School budgets are set by your local school districts. Every year you have the opportunity to vote on the school budget. This determines the amount of taxes you will pay for schools in your district.
County Taxes are set by a county budget, approved by the County Executive and the Suffolk County Legislature.
Town Taxes are set by a town budget, approved by the Supervisor and Town Board.
Taxes for other districts - (Fire, Ambulance, etc.) are also collected by this department.