Does the Village accept credit card payments?
Yes, the Village can accept Visa and Visa Check Card for tax payments. Payments made by Visa are charged a convenience fee of 2.45% of the tax bill which is added to the transaction. Payments made by Visa Check Card are charges a flat fee of $3.95 per transaction which is also added to the tax bill at the time of the transaction.
If I mail my payment on the due date, will it be accepted without penalty?
Payments received by mail with a valid United States postmark on the envelope dated on or before the due date will be accepted. A postage meter postmark is NOT a postmark made by the United States post office, and therefore is not within the provisions of Real Property Tax Law 925. Payments will not be considered timely because of a postage meter postmark and therefore would still be subject to any and all penalties.
I never received my tax bill, do I still have to pay the penalty?
Yes, failure to mail the statement or failure to receive the statement by the taxpayer does not affect the validity of the taxes and/or interest due. The Tax Receiver does not have legal authority to waive penalties. They are fixed by the Real Property Tax Law. If you have not received your tax bill by June 7th please contact the Village Treasurer.
Where can I find information about the STAR program and property assessments?
This information is available through the Town of Fishkill Assessor’s Office. The Assessor, Christian Harkins, can be reached at 845-831-7800.