Holidays are here

Next up: tax season 

By EILEEN HENNESSY
Posted 12/23/20

I wish you a Merry Christmas and an extremely healthy and happy new year in 2021. 

Yes, it is that time of year: tax season. The town hall will be open to pay your taxes in person as long as …

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Holidays are here

Next up: tax season 

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I wish you a Merry Christmas and an extremely healthy and happy new year in 2021. 

Yes, it is that time of year: tax season. The town hall will be open to pay your taxes in person as long as you have a mask on. I love you all, but I do not want your cooties. It’s going to be very difficult because I love when you guys visit the office and chat away.

Town of Cochecton, please take notice that I, Eileen Hennessy, the tax collector of the Town of Cochecton in Sullivan County, NY will be collecting the 2021 town and county taxes in the Town of Cochecton Town Hall, located at 74 Smales Rd., Cochecton NY 12752. Taxes will be received in my office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday by appointment. The best way to get in touch with me is by email: taxcollector@townofcochectonny.org. If the weather is bad, call first: 845/932-8360 ext, 17. If you are paying in person, you must wear a mask, put your tax payment on my desk and wait in the hall. Take further notice that the taxes may be paid without interest on or before January 31, 2021. After January 31, the following is a graduated interest schedule: An additional one percent through February and two percent through March. In addition, a $2 penalty will be added to your bill if it is not paid when the unpaid notices are sent on or before March 5, as per state law. Installment payments may be paid as follows: January—50 percent due by January 31 at zero-percent interest. Send “Payment #1” stub with your check. February—25 percent due by February 28 at one-percent interest on the remaining account. Send “Payment #2 stub. March—25 percent due by March 31 at two-percent interest, plus the $2 unpaid notice fee.

Make checks payable to Town of Cochecton Tax Collector. Mail payments to Eileen Hennessy at 295 Mohn Rd., Narrowsburg, NY 12764 Send entire bill. If installment payments are not timely postmarked, they will not be accepted. There is a $30 returned check charge. Accepted credit cards are Visa, Master Card and Discover. No Amex or e-checks. Visit www.webtownhall.com/cochectonny/Home.aspx to make a payment; payment services are provided by Satellite.biz. The credit carriers charge a three percent fee on each transaction. You may obtain a duplicate tax bill/receipt or check the status of your payment at www.taxlookup.net. If you have to change an address, call the assessor at 845/932-8360 ext. 12. If you need any past tax information, call the county at 845/807-0200.

 Ho, ho, ho—Merry Christmas! I truly do appreciate all my readers. Keep smiling and wash your hands! Have a great week. You can email me at leeniebeans@citlink.net or call 845/252-3568 if you have any news. You can always check me out in community living.

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