A tax deadline extension has been approved by the governor for several school districts, including West Hempstead and Malverne.*
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Receiver of Taxes Donald X. Clavin, Jr. had requested the extension for all school districts within the township, however the governor signed an order on Nov. 9 that only includes districts which have independently requested an extension.
Accordingly, residents of the West Hempstead School District may pay their school taxes, without penalty, until Dec. 4. Although the Malverne School District was "inadvertently left off of the original executive order," school officials say that district "is in fact participating in this program and a new executive order including the district is forthcoming from the governor."
In a statement released Tuesday, the Malverne School District said it has been informed by both the governor’s office and the governor’s legal counsel that its application has been received and approved, and thus, its residents are eligible, despite "the oversight" on the original order.
School officials stated:
The Malverne School District is pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo has signed an executive order to extend the due date for school taxes by 21 days for residents in participating districts. As a result of Malverne’s stellar credit rating and financial position, the district is proud to be able to participate and offer this extension for its residents who have been trying to regain normalcy after Hurricane Sandy.
Payments for Malverne School District residents are due to the village receiver of taxes by 5 p.m. on Dec. 4. Anyone with questions can contact Malverne’s Business Administrator Thomas P. McDaid, Jr. Esq. at 516-887-6417.
Residents of all other districts in Hempstead Town must make their payments by not later than Tuesday, Nov. 13, to avoid incurring a penalty.