Tax Collector

Denise Brinkofski, Tax Collector                                                                 
908-665-8031 (phone) 908-665-9272 (fax)
dbrinkofski@newprov.us        

360 Elkwood Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
Summer Office Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 1:00pm Friday

The 2022 final/2023 preliminary tax bills were mailed on July 26, 2022.   The grace period for 3rd quarter taxes (August 1st installment) was extended to August 25th.

The 2022 added/omitted assessment notices were mailed by the Tax Assessor’s office on September 9, 2022.  If you have any questions regarding this assessment notice please contact the tax assessor’s office 908-665-8271.  The added assessment tax bills will be mailed by the tax collector in October with a due date of November 1, 2022.  Amounts will be available for payment online beginning in mid October.  Please check back for updates.

2022 Final Tax rate 4.938%   
2022 S.I.D rate 0.100% (special improvement district only)

Tax Bill Increase for 2022 example using an assessed value of $285,000 (market value $605,738):

2021: 285,000 x 0.04902 = $13,970.70
2022: 285,000 x 0.04938 = $14,073.30
Total annual increase = $102.60

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ONLINE TAX PAYMENT OPTIONS:  click picture above to pay online or view payment history

(The url at the top of the page will read wippii.edmundsassoc.com)

  1. Checking Account NO FEE. This safe and secure payment method utilizes the United States banking system’s Automated Clearing House (ACH) technology.  Please be aware the money should be debited from your checking account within 2 business days.  It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to check and make sure the payment is debited from their bank account.  If you enter an incorrect account number or the funds were not available in your account on the day you submitted payment this may lead to the bank rejecting the payment.  The Borough receives these rejection notifications 7-10 days from the time the payment was made and therefore your payment may be late if the grace period has ended.
  2. Credit Card – Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted for a 2.95% convenience fee. You will be charged 2.95% on top of the total tax amount due to cover merchant fees and other associated costs.  The Borough does not collect this fee it goes directly to credit card processor.
    Example: quarterly tax amount $3,500.00 + $103.25 fee = $3,603.25 total due
  3. Debit Card – $3.95 convenience fee

 


Property Tax Bills – How & When To Pay

The 2022 final/2023 preliminary tax bills were mailed July 26, 2022.  The grace period for 3rd qtr taxes has been extended to August 25, 2022.

Property Tax bills are mailed out ONCE a year, usually in mid-July and cover four quarterly payments. The bill mailed in July includes the 3rd and 4th quarters of the current year and the preliminary 1st and 2nd quarters of the next year. Payments are due on the following quarterly due dates:

February 1st (1st quarter – January, February, March)
May 1st (2nd quarter – April, May, June)
August 1st (3rd quarter – July, August, September)
November 1st (4th quarter – October, November, December)

We offer a 10 day grace period, the maximum allowed by state law. If the 10th falls on a weekend or a Borough holiday, the grace period is extended to the Borough’s next business day.

Tax payments can be made online, by mail, in person, or by direct withdrawal. See detailed options below:

Online:

Pay taxes online using our secure online payment center. 

Mail:

All tax payments can be mailed with the appropriate stub from the bill to:
Borough of New Providence
Tax Collector
360 Elkwood Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974

(As of 8/1/2013 payments should no longer be mailed to Philadelphia, PA)

Personal Online Bill Pay:

If you currently use online bill pay with your personal bank, please reference either your tax account number or your block and lot on the check. The mailing address should be setup as follows:
Tax Collector
360 Elkwood Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974

(Please be aware that when using your personal online bill pay, your bank physically prints and mails a check to the Borough. Do not wait until the end of the grace period to make payment since we may not receive it for several days.)

Direct Withdrawal (Electronic Funds Transfer):

The Borough offers direct withdrawal from your checking or savings account on the 4 quarterly due dates (February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1).  The below form will need to be
submitted along with a canceled check or copy of bank statement.

DIRECT WITHDRAWAL AUTHORIZATION FORM

In Person:

Regular Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Summer Hours – Monday through Thursday, 8:30am – 4:30pm and Friday 8:30am – 1pm
Bring check and stub to the municipal building and place in the tax drop box located on the ground floor of the municipal building or on the 2nd floor of the municipal building.
After normal business hours:
Place check and appropriate stub in the tax payment drop box located on the ground floor of the Municipal Building. This drop box is accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Receipts:

  1. Your canceled check should act as your receipt.
  2. Pay online through the Borough’s website and print or email a receipt to yourself.
  3. Mail a self addressed, stamped envelope with your payment.
  4. In person at the municipal building you can make your own time stamped receipt if you are utilizing the drop box on the 2nd floor. Or if you are paying with cash you can pay at the Administration Office on the 2nd Floor of the municipal building and get a receipt.

Postdated Checks

We are required by state law to deposit payments within 48 hours. Postdated checks will be returned to your billing address unprocessed.

Late Payments

Payment received after the grace period will be subject to interest charges. The interest is calculated back to the original due date at an annual rate of 8 percent up to $1,500 and 18 percent over $1,500 until the account is brought current. Envelope postmark is not accepted. Delinquent notices are mailed quarterly as soon as possible after the 10 day grace period has ended. Please keep your tax bill in a safe place for future reference. We DO NOT send year-end payment statements for tax purposes. This information should be obtained from your tax bill or your own personal records.

New Homeowners/Failure to Receive a Tax Bill

Per N.J.S.A. 54:4-64, failure to receive a tax bill does not affect the due date or the date that interest begins to accrue.  It is the responsibility of each tax payer to obtain the amount due on their property. If you misplace your bill or did not receive the bill, please call the office and we can send a duplicate copy.

When new ownership information is received in our office we will do our best to print duplicate bills for new homeowners. However, this information sometimes takes months to be sent to our office and sometimes it is never sent to us at all.  Therefore it is ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to obtain tax information on the property they purchased.

Homeowners Paying Through Their Mortgage

If you have made arrangements for a mortgage company to pay your taxes, they are required to send us a tax authorization notice indicating that they should receive your original tax bill. You will receive an exact duplicate (advice copy) of the tax bill, which will include the payment coupons. Please keep this bill in a safe place. Should you terminate your escrow relationship with your bank, you will use this bill to pay future taxes. We have no way of knowing that an escrow relationship has ended unless we are notified by you or the bank.

Added Assessment Bills

2022 Added/Omitted Assessment bills will be mailed in October to property owners who either made upgrades to their property or had a tax status change from exempt to taxable.  The added assessment bill is in addition to the regular bill that was mailed in July 2022.  Both bills must be added together when making payment.

If improvements are made to your house, it may generate an added assessment bill in October after the regular bill has been mailed. The homeowner will then have two payments due for the 4th quarter of the current year and the 1st & 2nd quarters of the following year. If you have questions as to why this bill was generated, you should contact the Assessor’s Office.  If a mortgage company is paying your taxes AND our records reflect this relationship, they will receive a copy of this additional bill.  However, not all mortgage companies will pay the added assessment.  It is ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to find out if their mortgage company will pay or if they must submit payment on their own.

Tax Sale Update

The 2022 Tax Sale is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th at 10:00am. Please check back for tax sale notice.

NJ Property Tax Relief Programs

The State of New Jersey has instituted several rebate programs regarding property taxes. To view complete details on the tax rebate programs, click on the following link: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/

The State also offers a yearly $250 senior citizen deduction, disabled person deduction, and veteran’s deduction. For more information visit the Tax Assessor’s Department page https://www.newprov.org/tax-assessor/

NJ ANCHOR Program – NEW 2022

ANCHOR replaces the Homestead Benefit program.  This program provides property tax relief to New Jersey residents who owned or rented their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019, and met the income limits.  Applications will be mailed to Union County residents beginning September 26, 2022.  The filing deadline is December 30,2022.  See state website for more details.   https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml

NJ Homestead Benefit (Replaced by the ANCHOR program in 2022)

2018 Homestead benefits were applied to 2nd qtr 2022 taxes.  Adjusted bills will be mailed to homeowners on or about April 1, 2022
2017 Homestead Benefits were applied to 2nd qtr 2021 taxes.
No Homestead Benefit was given in the year 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic
2016 Homestead Benefit credits were applied to 2nd qtr 2019 and 4th qtr 2019 taxes.
2015 Homestead Benefit credits were applied to 2nd qtr 2018 taxes and 4th qtr 2018 taxes.
2014 Homestead Benefit credits were applied to 2nd qtr. 2017 taxes.
2013 Homestead Benefit credits were applied to 2nd qtr. 2016 taxes.
2012 Homestead Benefit credits were applied 2nd qtr. 2015 taxes.
No Homestead Benefit was given in the year 2014.
2011 Homestead Benefit credits were applied 3rd qtr. 2013 taxes.

If you have any questions regarding the homestead benefit please call the state of NJ division of taxation 888-238-1233 or check the state website below for more information  https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml

NJ property Tax Reimbursement (Senior Freeze)

2021 PTR forms were mailed March of 2022.  The deadline for filing is October 31, 2022.

Packets for first time applicants (PTR-1) are available at the municipal center (call 908-665-1400 x0) or they can be printed from the state website. http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/printform.shtml

For questions regarding this program please call the State of NJ Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline (1-800-882-6597) or visit https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml

Other Helpful Information

County MODIV Assessment Query (look up site for assessment information, assessment postcard, block/lot, sale info, etc.)

New Providence