FROM MAPLEWOOD PATCH:
Why Are My 3rd Qtr Property Taxes Different Than Q1 & Q2?
If you have already paid these charges or your mortgage company pays your property taxes, don’t sweat it. If not, read on. Also, if you’re wondering why you’re third quarter taxes are different that Q’s 1 and 2, here’s an explanation from the Township:
In 2010 the Township of Maplewood completed a town wide revaluation of all properties. This became effective in January 2011. The taxes paid for the first and second installments of this year were based upon the 2010 tax rate and 2010 property assessment. The third installment of 2011 is based upon the new property assessment from the revaluation and the estimated tax rate of $3.105 per $100 of assessed value.
The town email continues:
To calculate your total tax for the year 2011, DO NOT multiply the third installment amount by four. Instead, multiply your new assessment by the estimated tax rate of $3.105. That amount is the annual amount of taxes owed. Subtract the 1st & 2nd installments billed and the balance is what is due for the 3rd & 4th installments. If there is any change in the final tax rate it will be reflected in the 4th quarter installment.
Residents can confirm that their property tax payments have been received or make payments at any time through the Township web site at www.maplewoodnj.org.
What your taxes pay for:
- the County of Essex,
- the South Orange-Maplewood Board of Education, and
- the Township municipal government.
For more about this article, click on this link: Maplewood Taxes due 8/1/2011
Mark Slade, SFR, ACMA, BOLD, Tech Savvy
181 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood, NJ 07040