Hopewell Township Issuing Tax Refunds in Response to Mail Delivery Problems

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The following is a message from Hopewell Township regarding tax interest refunds:

Hopewell Township Committee passed a resolution on September 24 directing the Tax Collector to refund any interest on late payments received before September 7, 2018, in the third quarter. The refund will come in the form of a credit on the fourth quarter bills. The reason for this action was the extensive issues with the timely delivery of the tax notices by the United States Post Office. Many residents received these notices late or failed to receive them at all. There is an ongoing investigation into this, and other problems with mail delivery in the Township, at the federal level.

While there is no legal requirement that the Township send out tax bills, it was felt that many people do rely on these notices as a reminder to pay.  Given the documented issues with the Post Office, the Committee felt that our residents should not be adversely affected by the delay in receiving the bills. Therefore, they worked with the Tax Collector and our legal team to craft a solution that refunded interest charges to residents, while being fair and easy to administer.

If you paid your taxes after the due date in August but before September 7, and paid interest charges, you can expect to see a refund on your fourth quarter bill. If you have further questions, contact the Tax Collector, Mary Kennedy-Nazak at 609-537-0245.  You may also access your fourth quarter tax bill online through the Township website at: http://hopewelltwp.org.  On the main page, please look for the Tax/Utility Bills link on the left side of the page.

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