REMINDER: Hardship Extension Tax due date is JULY 15
Thanks to a special emergency authorization issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo and County Executive George Latimer, the Town of Bedford is offering property taxpayers relief on real estate taxes due April 30. To see if you qualify, read the guide here | español
1. You may defer without penalty tax payment up to July 15 if you apply and qualify for a financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Download the attached certification form.
You may apply for a hardship extension up until July 15, but you must pay your taxes on that day to avoid penalty.
Please e-mail certification to firstname.lastname@example.org (include “COVID-19” in Subject line) or mail to Tax Receiver Amy Pectol, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.
2. If you cannot certify a financial hardship, you may pay taxes after April 30 at the reduced penalty rate of ½ of 1% if paid in May and 1% if paid between June 1 and July 15.
The Receiver of Taxes is responsible for collecting all taxes levied within the Town from the three school districts serving Bedford, Bedford’s portion of the Westchester County tax and local Town and Special District taxes.
Mail payments made payable to Amy M. Pectol, Receiver of Taxes to:
Amy M. Pectol, Town of Bedford Tax Receiver
Dept # 117217
P.O. Box 5270
Binghamton, NY 13902-527
Click here for Online Tax Payments.
On July 1st all unpaid taxes, school and county & town, are filed with the Westchester County Clerk’s Office.
If your payment is not received by the due date, the payment penalty added to the tax bill is as indicated for the month paid in the table below.
If your mortgage has been satisfied and taxes were being paid via an escrow account, please contact the Receiver of Taxes Office at 666-4475 to ensure future tax bills are mailed to the appropriate address.
Duplicate Mailing of Tax Notices
If you are 65 years of age or older or are disabled and you own/occupy a one-, two-, or three-family residence, you may designate a consenting adult third party to receive a duplicate of your tax bills and notices of any unpaid taxes.
Obtain an application at the Tax Receivers office
or click here: https://bedfordny.gov/resources/forms-applications/
School tax bills are mailed out by the end of August and may be paid in full or in a two equal payment method. If you choose the payment method, the first-half is due on or before September 30th and the second-half is due on or before January 31st.
The Town of Bedford Tax Receiver’s Office acts merely as the Collection Agency for the Bedford, Katonah-Lewisboro and Byram Hills school districts. School budgets are adopted at annual School District meetings.
School Tax Late Payment Penalty
|month paid||1st half
|December & January||7%||None|
|February & March||10%||10%|
County & Town Tax
County & Town tax bills are mailed out at the end of March and are due on or before April 30th. If your payment is not received by April 30th, the payment penalty added to the tax bill is as indicated for the month paid:
County & Town Late Payment Penalty
|June & July||5%|
|August & September||7%|
|October, November, December||10%|
|January through April||12%|
|May (following year)||13%|
|June (following year)||14%|
Request to Waive Penalties
See memo from Town attorney below.