I never received my bill, or received it late; do I still have to pay the penalty?

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 (New York State Real Property Tax Law Section 922.) It is the responsibility of the property owner to know when taxes are due and payable. In addition, neither the Receiver of Taxes nor any other official has legal authority to waive statutory interest charges. Interest charges are fixed by the Real Property Tax Law.

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1. What if you are away for January or September?
2. I never received my bill, or received it late; do I still have to pay the penalty?
3. If I mail my payment on the due date do I have to pay a penalty?
4. Can I pay my taxes in installments?
5. Can I pre-pay my taxes?