Tax Due Dates:
January 10th (First Half)
May 31st (Second Half)
THE 2016-2017 TAX BILL SHOULD BE AVAILABLE NO SOONER THAN THE 2ND WEEK OF DECEMBER
*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 Comptroller, 330 Center Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901, (631) 852-3000.
To View or Make Payment of Taxes:
*Partial payments will not be accepted online
For questions regarding New York State Tax Freeze checks please call New York State at 518-453-8146 (the Town of Islip does not issue these checks and cannot answer questions regarding the program)
Methods of Payment:
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. If you choose to use this method you will be responsible for any penalties that may occur if the payment is received late.*This does NOT refer to the Town of Islip Online Tax Payment System.
** Please note that not all bank accounts are online compatible. Accounts such as money market, trust or line of credit etc. may not be compatible with making an online payment. Please check with your bank or financial institution for details.
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 2016 / 2017 Tax Calendar:
|Regular Office Hours:||8:30 am to 4:30 pm|
|Monday through Friday|
|Office Closed:||Friday, December 23, 2016 Christmas Eve|
|Monday, December 26, 2016 Christmas Day|
|Half Day:||8:30 am to 12 noon|
|Friday, December 30, 2016 New Year's Eve|
|Office Closed:||Monday, January 2, 2017 New Year’s Day|
|Special Payment Hours:||8:30 am to 7:00 pm|
| Tuesday, January 10, 2017
|Wednesday, May 31, 2017|
For past due tax information please contact the Suffolk County Department of Taxation and Finance, Office of the Comptroller at (631) 852-3000 or visit 330 Center Dr., Riverhead, NY 11901.
Overview of Where Your Taxes Go:
|Tax Rate and Code Explanation Sheets: (click on the following links to download)|
|For 2014/2015||For 2013/2014||For 2012/2013|
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.