In October 2018, the Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Office launched AutoPay, an easy and convenient feature available to property owners through the Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Payment Center. Once a user account has been established and the property has been associated with the account, taxpayers may enroll to have their General and School Tax payments automatically taken by credit card or electronic check. A charge against the credit card or an automatic bank withdrawal from their checking account will be made twice a year for school tax payments and two times annually for general taxes.
Subscribers will receive a reminder email notification 10 days prior to the credit card charge or bank account withdrawal (on or about January 20th, April 20th, July 20th, and October 20th). The payment transaction will occur 10 days prior to the end of each penalty-free tax collection period (on or about February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st).
There is no charge to register for the AutoPay program; however, payments by credit card and e-check will be subject to a convenience fee, of which no portion goes to the Town of Hempstead. AutoPay payment by credit card will incur a service fee of 2.3% with a minimum of $1.50 for all cards. AutoPay payment by electronic check will incur a service fee of $0.90. These fees are not paid to the Town of Hempstead; they are paid to eGov Strategies for processing the transaction. The Town of Hempstead does not profit from this service fee.