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Posted on: April 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town Bd authorizes late tax payments for those suffering economic hardships due to COVID-19

Town/county fire district taxes due on April 30th. The Greenburgh Town Board recognizes that some residents have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hardship form:
https://www.greenburghny.com/598/Westchester-County-Taxpayer-Hardship-Cer


Town/county/Fairview, Greenville, Hartsdale fire district taxes due on April 30th. The Greenburgh Town Board recognizes that some residents have lost their jobs and suffered economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We approved the following resolution last night authorizing late payments of taxes to those who meet the criteria. The hardship form is prominently located at the top of the Greenburgh town website link below.   We hope you and your family will have happier times with less stress and want to be there for you. Be safe and healthy.  PAUL FEINER



https://www.greenburghny.com/598/Westchester-County-Taxpayer-Hardship-Cer



RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN TAX RECEIVER TO ACCEPT PAYMENT OF COUNTY AND COUNTY DISTRICT TAXES AND TOWN AND TOWN DISTRICT TAXES DUE APRIL 30, 2020, WITHOUT LATE PAYMENT PENALTIES UP TO JULY 15, 2020, PURSUANT TO THE NYS GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202.22, SUSPENDING SECTION 283.221 OF THE LAWS OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY, SUBJECT TO TAXPAYERS CERTIFYING THAT THEY MEET CRITERIA ESTABLISHED BY THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE FOR DETERMINING HARDSHIP DUE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC, AND, FOR TAXPAYERS NOT MEETING SUCH CRITERIA WHO PAY AFTER APRIL 30, 2020, AUTHORIZING THE TOWN TAX RECEIVER TO ACCEPT PAYMENT OF COUNTY AND COUNTY DISTRICT TAXES AND TOWN AND TOWN DISTRICT TAXES WITH LATE PENALTY FEES REDUCED TO 0.5% THROUGH MAY 30, 2020 AND 1.0% THROUGH JULY 15, 2020 


WHEREAS, on April 20, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order No. 202.22, the Governor of the State of New York suspended Section 283.221 of the Laws of Westchester County requiring Town Tax Receivers to accept payment of county and county district taxes, and town and town district taxes due April 30, 2020 without late payment penalties, up to July 15, 2020, subject to taxpayers certifying that they meet criteria established by the Westchester County Executive for determining hardship due to the Covid-19 Pandemic;


and WHEREAS, the Westchester County Legislature further suspended Section 283.221 of the Laws of Westchester County for those taxpayers who do not meet criteria established by the Westchester County Executive for determining hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic such that the late penalty for those taxpayers paying county and county district taxes, and town and town district taxes after April 30, 2020 will be reduced to 0.5% through May 30, 2020 and 1.0% through July 15, 2020; and WHEREAS, the Town Board believes that the waiver and reduction of late payment penalties for taxpayers experiencing hardships due to the Covid-19 Pandemic is in the best interests of Town taxpayers and by this Resolution the Town Board formally opts in to the tax relief proposed by Executive Order 202.22 and the Westchester County Legislature; 


and WHEREAS, representation has been made by the Town Supervisor that the Fairview, Greenville and Hartsdale Fire Districts have agreed to a partial payment in May, 2020, based on the amount of fire district taxes collected by April 30, 2020, with the balance to be paid after the July 15, 2020 deadline; 


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh hereby opts in to the tax relief proposed by the Governor’s Executive Order 202.22 and the Westchester County Legislature and authorizes the Town Tax Receiver to accept payment of county and county district taxes, and town and town district taxes without late payment penalties up to July 15, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order No. 202.22 suspending Section 283.221 of the Laws of Westchester County, subject to taxpayers certifying that they meet criteria established by the Westchester County Executive for determining hardship due to the COVID-19 Pandemic; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh hereby authorizes the Town Tax Receiver to accept payment of county and county district taxes, and town and town district taxes with late penalty fees reduced to 0.5% through May 30, 2020 and 1.0% through July 15, R 04/24/2020 2020 for those tax payers who do not meet criteria established by the Westchester County Executive for determining hardship due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

Current Westchester Data

Westchester Cases: 26,633 (+674)
Westchester Tests: 81,553 (+2,672)
Westchester Fatalities: 891 (+28)

New York State Cases: 271,590 (+8,130)
New York State Tests: 730,656 (+34,736)
New York State Fatalities: 16,162 (+422)


 

  • Westchester County will be liaising with New York State in order to develop a robust contact tracing program. The county is working with the Bloomberg initiative to develop an early program which may be replicated throughout the State.
  • Washable face coverings are now available at the County EOC. Although these masks are not appropriate for medical professionals working in environments with a high risk of infection, they are appropriate for everyday workers and residents. I have asked the police department to pick up the masks and to schedule times/places when residents can obtain masks.

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