Deferred Payment and Reduced Penalties for County Property Taxes
Due to COVID-19 Crisis
County Property Tax payments are due April 30, 2020. As a result of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.22 and changes made by the Westchester Board of Legislators and the County Executive's office to amend County Law 283.221, individual property owners and businesses experiencing economic hardship, can defer payment to July 15. Those unable to demonstrate hardship will benefit from a reduced penalty schedule.
This chart outlines eligibility and requirements. Details are in the referenced certification files below:
Hardship Requirements - No Penalty through July 15
If you are an individual property taxpayer, the owner of a rental property or a business entity and are experiencing an economic hardship due to COVID19 you may be eligible for no late payment penalty charges of your taxes through July 15. Specific criteria for economic hardship are listed on Certification forms below.
Individual Taxpayer Certification (English)
Individual Taxpayer Certification (Spanish)
Business Entity Taxpayer Certification (English)
Business Entity Taypayer Certification (Spanish)
Rental Property Taxpayer Certification (English)
Rental Property Taxpayer Certification (Spanish)
a) Select appropriate Taxpayer Certification form
b) E-mail completed, signed form to email@example.com
c) Mail the original document to: Village/Town of Mount Kisco, Attn: Tax Relief, 104 Main St., Mount Kisco, NY 10549
d) You will receive e-mail confirmation your form was received
Certification forms should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than May 15.
Non Hardship Requirement - Reduced Penalty
If you are not eligible under the requirements of the hardship program described above you can still take advantage of the reduced penalty schedule for County Property tax payments paid after April 30, 2020. The reduced penalty schedule through July 15, after which the standard penalty applies:
- .5% (one half of 1%) if taxes are paid in May 2020
- 1% if the taxes are paid between June 1 and July 15 2020
- 5% if the taxes are paid between July 16 and July 31, 2020
- 7% if the taxes are paid in August or September of 2020
This tax penalty schedule only applies to the 2020 County taxes due by April 30, 2020. There will be no refunds for previously paid taxes.
Click here for guidance on economic hardship from Westchester County.