In advisories to their residents, each of the local municipalities provided disclaimers stating that it is offering no opinion on whether the prepayment of 2018 taxes would ultimately be deductible for next year’s federal taxes. This is an evolving list.
Lines were literally out the door Tuesday at the Sacramento County Property Tax Office, where dozens of people tried to prepay their property taxes for 2018.
The City of Plattsburgh needs to authorize its own tax warrant for 2018 in order to meet the governor’s order.
That had local tax offices fielding calls the day after Christmas as homeowners tried to figure out how much they should pay.
From Jersey City, N.J., to Oyster Bay, N.Y., residents are hustling to make early property tax payments on their 2018 bills to avoid a hit under the new tax bill passed by Congress.
Asbury Park City Manager Michael Capabianco said the city was accepting pre-payments for property taxes but said there hadn’t been a stampede of early payments so far for 2018.
In Aberdeen Township and Brick Township, put out advisories alerting residents how they can pre-pay their taxes – mirroring the action at local government offices in high-tax states including New Jersey, New York and California. The changes begin in fiscal year 2018 (effective when you file in April 2019). Some municipalities allow online payments. But payments are recorded on a county-wide system.
The Rockland municipal officials made the announcement Tuesday morning, following a conference call of all five town supervisors.
Como has urged residents to check with local government and school district to check their eligibility to make an early payment.
“My fun holiday reading is … going through the bill page by page”, she said. “This is a one-shot”.
Homeowners in states like New York, New Jersey, California and CT are looking ahead to the new $10,000 cap on the deduction for state and local levies, including property taxes, found in the tax overhaul signed into law last week. We will address those concerns and help taxpayers – as always – with our guarantee of accuracy and our exceptional customer service that millions have come to know and trust.”Liberty Tax commissioned its poll in December – before President Trump signed the tax bill into law – to gauge awareness of tax reform”. It was $9,003.00 in Westchester and $7,331 in Putnam County. Additional benefit: you can claim more of the state income tax that you paid, since you will have most (if not all) of your 2018 property taxes already paid. In most cases, property owners have from January 1 through January 31 to pay their county and town taxes to avoid paying interest. Fairfax County officials, strained by the crowds, are telling people to wire the money instead.
Diskin, who has been Essex County’s treasurer for 23 years, said this isn’t the first time a governor has taken a hand in how property taxes are paid.