Huntington Officials Request Property Tax Payment Deadline Extension to August 1, 2020
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci and his Town colleagues have requested a property tax payment deadline extension to August 1 from Governor Cuomo and County Executive Bellone.
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci stated: “On March 26th, I requested an Executive Order from the Governor and the County Executive that would permit residents to pay the second half of their property taxes as late as August 1st without any penalties. On April 10th, the Town sent a second letter to the Suffolk County Executive with this request. We will keep the public updated with further guidance.”
Many residents have inquired with the Town about a possible extension to the property tax payment deadline. The Town of Huntington cannot take this matter into its own hands without intervention by New York State and Suffolk County.
On March 26, 2020, Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci requested, along with the Suffolk County Supervisors Association, an extension of the tax payment deadline from Governor Andrew Cuomo and County Executive Steve Bellone (full language of request):
“On behalf of the Suffolk County Supervisors Association, I am requesting that the Governor issue an order to assist those people who pay their property taxes directly and not through any authorized escrow account held by a mortgage company, lender, bank or mortgage servicing company which are due by May 31, 2020 by allowing for a waiver of penalties and interest for payments made by August 1, 2020. We also would like to request that the assessment role final date of May 1 be moved to Aug 1 and Grievance day be moved from the third Tuesday in May to the third Tuesday in August.”
On April 10, 2020, Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci sent a second letter to County Executive Steve Bellone with all of his Town of Huntington colleagues who wished to participate in the letter signing onto it (by digital signature or typed initials) with the same request for a deadline extension.
As of April 17, 2020 the Town of Huntington has not received an answer to its request.