Tax Pre-Payment Notice
Borough offices close on December 29, 2017 at 12:00 noon. If you wish to prepay your 2018 taxes after this time, you can leave a check with your block and lot information in the tax payment mailbox located outside the tax office at 15 Mountain Boulevard. Payments received prior to January 1, 2018 and with a check date of December 31, 2017 or earlier, will be credited in 2017. Payments can also be made online through the Watchung website. Office will open for business at Borough Hall on Tuesday, January 2 at 8 a.m.
IF YOUR PROPERTY TAXES ARE ESCROWED (PAID THROUGH YOUR MORTGAGE), YOU MUST NOTIFY YOUR BANK BEFORE MAKING A PAYMENT. PAYMENTS IN EXCESS OF THE FIRST TWO INSTALLMENTS OF 2018 WILL BE PLACED ON THE THIRD QUARTER AND MOVED AS APPROPRIATE BEFORE THE NEW BILLS ARE PRINTED IN JULY. ON-LINE PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE FOR THE FIRST HALF 0F 2018 BY SELECTING THE PAY TAXES ICON ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOME PAGE.
PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK WITH YOUR TAX CONSULTANT BEFORE MAKING ANY PAYMENTS TO INSURE THAT ANY BENEFIT TO YOUR ITEMIZED DEDUCTION WILL NOT BE WIPED AWAY IF YOU ARE SUBJECT TO THE ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX.