Hempstead Town of Receiver office aims to make paying taxes easier

Setting up satellite office at Rock Hall in Lawrence


Second-half of the year general tax payments are due Aug. 10, without penalty, and to help make paying the money easier the Hempstead Town of Receiver office has set up a number of payment options including extended office hours at the Hempstead Tax Office, two satellite offices, drive-thru payment windows and mobile tax office stops.

In the Five Towns, a satellite office will be open inside the main hall of Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from Aug. 6 to 10, to receive checks and money orders.

Tax bills can be paid online using a credit or VISA debit card or an electronic check via the Receiver’s Payment Center at www.toh.li/tohtax. People who do not have internet access can make a credit card or e-check payment by telephone by calling 1-833-378-1236 and following the prompts using the telephone keypad. eGov Strategies, the company that processes the online payment transactions, charges a convenience fee for credit card and e-check transactions.

During the last 10 business days of the collection period — Aug. 1 to 10 — hours at the Tax Office in Hempstead, 200 North Franklin Ave., will be extended from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Receiver’s ‘EZ Pay’ drive-thru payment windows, located behind the Hempstead Tax Office, will also be open these dates to receive check and money order payments from 9 a.m. to

4 p.m.

“These payment options are provided at no additional cost to taxpayers, and enhance the level of service provided to our residents,” Receiver of Tax Don Clavin said in a prepared release. “In addition, taxpayers have the option of using our online payment center to pay their tax bill from the comfort of their home for a little as 90 cents per transaction for an electronic check.”