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Hempstead offers taxpayers options for payments

Payments to the Town of Hempstead for the second half of the 2011 General Taxes must be received or postmarked by Aug. 10.

Taxpayers can use several payment options offered by the Office of Receiver of Taxes; they include extended hours, satellite offices, a mobile tax office, a drive-through payment window and online payments, officials said.

The main tax office, 200 North Franklin St. in Hempstead, will be opened on business days from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Aug. 1 and Aug. 10. The E-Z Pay Drive Thru Payment Window will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; only checks and money orders will be accepted. Taxpayers should bring their entire current tax bill with stub intact to receive a receipt, officials said.

Satellite offices at Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway in Lawrence, and Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Pkwy. in Hicksville, will be open to receive checks and money orders for tax payments from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10.

Residents can also pay at the mobile tax offices that will be visiting several locations throughout the town. They can also pay via credit card or e-check through the town’s website or by calling Official Payments Corporation at 1-877-306-6056.

A 2.5 percent convenience fee will be incurred for credit card payments, and a $2 fee will be charged for e-check transactions.

For more information, call the Office of Receiver of Taxes at 516-538-1500.

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