Irvington’s property owners who are behind in paying their taxes and have a municipal lien against their property for failure to do so, are getting a one-time break from the Township. Between August 1 and August 31, 2016, residents who are delinquent in paying their taxes can get a break by paying the amount due on the bill minus the penalties and interest. To do so, they must complete the applications by August 31, 2016. This relief is only for the taxes that were unpaid up to December 31, 2015. This is not for taxes due in 2016.
To qualify, the following requirements must be met:
- There must be a Township lien on the property for failure to pay taxes. This can be for commercial or residential property.
- An application must be filed in the Township’s Office of Economic Development which is located at the Irvington Municipal Building, Room 102.
- The property owner must deposit $5000.00 towards the principal due at the time they submit the application.
“This is an opportunity for property owners who are behind in paying their taxes up to and including December 31, 2015, to satisfy their debt to the Township without paying the penalties and interest that have accrued,” said Mayor Vauss. “It is important to remember, however, that if this debt is not satisfied, the Township will foreclose on the properties. As a matter of fact, we intend to foreclose on 400 properties by the end of this year. By June 30, 2017, we will foreclose on every property on which we have a lien for unpaid taxes. The choice is simple: pay your taxes on time or participate in this Amnesty Program. If you don’t pay your taxes on time or if you don’t follow the rules of the Amnesty Program, we will have no option than to foreclose.”