Tax Collector (Revenues)
TEL: 609-386-0200 ext. 125
TAX AND REVENUE COLLECTION
Taxes are collected under the auspices of the Finance Dept.. This division is led by Certified Tax Collector Lynette P. Miller.
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The tax collection Office of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance is known as the Tax Collector. This office under the supervision of the Revenue Division performs all required functions respecting collections, including:
According to NJSA40:69A-149.15 “The municipal Tax Collector shall...
...receive and collect all moneys assessed or raised by taxation or assessment
In New Jersey, the local municipality is the conduit for billing and collecting taxes due for School and County taxes. The City of Burlington tax bill therefore includes amounts due for:
Only the Local Purpose Tax is kept by the City of Burlington for operational expenses. Local Purpose Taxes are used for the following services: Police, Fire, Trash Collection, Road Repair, Street Lighting, Aid to the City Library, Administration, Aid to Emergency Squad, Debt Service, and Some Capital Improvements.
State law requires each municipality to pay 100% of the County and School taxes due on a quarterly basis. The City makes up any shortfall in collections, which is then figured into the next year’s Municipal Budget.
Property taxes are due four times a year, due:
Tax bills are usually mailed in July. Duplicate Tax Bills are available and cost $5.
Tax payments may be made in either of three ways:
For a receipt, payments by mail should include the ENTIRE Tax Bill with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope. Otherwise, detach the appropriate stub and mail with your check, and your cancelled check will be your receipt.
Any tax unpaid on quarterly due dates (Feb. 1st, May 1st, Aug. 1st, Nov. 1st) is subject to interest at the rate of 8% per annum (8% APR) up to $1,500, and 18% per annum (18% APR) over $1,500. There is a grace period of ten days. Interest will compute back to the 1st of the month if unpaid by the 10th.
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