THE 2020-2021 TAX BILL SHOULD BE AVAILABLE NO SOONER THAN THE 2nd WEEK OF DECEMBER
Taxes are due and payable in full upon receipt or you may pay in two half payments. If you choose to pay in two halves, the due dates without penalty are:
Tax Due Dates:
January 10th (First Half) *
May 31st (Second Half)*
*January 10 falls on a Sunday, we will NOT be open on Sunday.
*May 31 is Memorial Day, we are NOT open on the Holiday.
We will accept first half taxes NO LATER than Monday, January 11, 2021
We will accept second half taxes NO LATER THAN Tuesday, June 1, 2021
*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
CLICK HERE to visit the payment website at: https://tax.islipny.gov/
Methods of Payment :
- E-Check: with a convenience fee of $1.00 (not collected by the Town of Islip)
- MOST Major Credit Cards*: with a convenience fee of 2.09% on the amount that is being charged (not collected by the Town of Islip). * American Express no longer available.
- About your tax information, contact the Town of Islip Office of the Receiver of Taxes 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 or NYS Department of Taxation and Finance at (518) 457-2036 or www.tax.ny.gov
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: Receiver of Taxes. Mail payments to: Receiver of Taxes, 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:
- Always include a daytime phone number on your check
- NO METER POSTAGE WILL BE ACCEPTED
- No vending machine or online postage will be accepted without a USPS postmark
- Using a online stamp site or vending machine stamp will not guarantee an official USPS Postmark on an envelope
Pay in Person:
Visit us at 40 Nassau Avenue in Islip. Building is adjacent to Islip Town Hall.
Overview of Where Your Taxes Go
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.
Hours of Operation for the 2020 / 2021 Tax Calendar
|Regular Office Hours:||8:30 am – 4:30 pm|
|Monday through Friday|
|Office Closed:||Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve|
|Friday, December 25, 2020 Christmas Day|
|Half Day:||8:30 am – 12 noon|
|Thursday, December 31, 2020 New Year's Eve|
|Office Closed:||Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day|
|Special Hours for Payment:||8:30 am – 7:00 pm|
|(January 10 is a Sunday and we are closed on Sunday, therefore:)|
| Monday, January 11, 2021
|(May 31 is a Holiday and we are closed on Memorial Day, therefore:)|
|Tuesday, June 1, 2021|
|Office Closed:||Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day|
For past due tax information please contact the Suffolk County Office of the Comptroller at (631) 852-3000 or visit 330 Center Dr., Riverhead, NY 11901.