Tax Information

School Taxes

Although School Taxes are collected by the Receiver of Taxes, payments are forwarded to the local school district and if applicable, the local library district. Payment you make in response to the school bill are forwarded to your local school district and do not fund the operation of town government.

Two factors determine the size of this bill, both of which are beyond the control of Hempstead Town Hall. They are:

  • The assessment on your home, which is determined by Nassau County, and
  • The budget adopted by your local Board of Education

If you have any questions about the school budget, please contact your local school district.

School Authority Contact Information.

General Taxes

General Town Taxes include all Town and County taxes and any special district taxes (ie. sanitation districts, fire districts, etc.).

Village Taxes

If you reside in an incorporated village, those taxes are collected by the individual villages. If you have any questions about your village taxes, please contact your local village for information.

Village Contact Information.

Tax Discount

If you pay BOTH the first and second half school taxes on or before November 10; or the first and second half GENERAL tax on or before February 10, you may deduct a one-percent discount on the second half tax. The "discounted" amount to pay can be found underneath the "TOTAL TAX" box on your bill(s).

Tax Penalty

Payments are due on or before the last day of the penalty-free 40-day collection period. Payments made after the due dates will be assessed a penalty, which will be added in accordance with the following penalty schedules:

School Tax Levy
First Half School Taxes Payable to November 10 Without Penalty
Schedule of Penalty on First Half Tax:
November 11 to November 30 2%
December 1 to December 31 3%
January 1 to January 31 4%
February 1 to February 28 5%
March 1 to March 31 6%
April 1 to April 30 7%
May 1 to May 31 8%
Second Half School Taxes Payable to May 10 Without Penalty
Schedule of Penalty on Second Half Tax:
May 11 to May 31 2%

You may pay your school taxes up-to-and including May 31. After May 31, the levy is closed and the current year school taxes will be payable at the Nassau County Treasurer's Office located at 240 Old Country Road, Mineola, NY 11501. Amounts in arrears will be subject to an additional charge. For further information, you may reach the Treasurer's Office by telephone at (516) 571-2090.

General Tax Levy
First Half General Taxes Payable to February 10 Without Penalty
Schedule of Penalty on First Half Tax:
February 11 to February 28 2%
March 1 to March 31 3%
April 1 to April 30 4%
May 1 to May 31 5%
June 1 to June 30 6%
July 1 to July 31 7%
August 1 to August 31 8%
Second Half General Taxes Payable to August 10 Without Penalty
Schedule of Penalty on Second Half Tax:
August 11 to August 31 2%

General taxes may be paid up-to-and including August 31. After August 31, the levy is closed and current year general taxes will be payable at the Nassau County Treasurer's Office located at 240 Old Country Road, 3rd Floor, Mineola, NY 11501. Amounts in arrears will be subject to an additional charge. For further information, you may reach the Treasurer's Office by telephone at (516) 571-2090.