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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 17, 2002


            Certain individuals who have been financially impacted by the terrorist attacks of September 11will be allowed to postpone the payment of their property taxes until May 21, 2002 without penalty or interest, Mayor Jeremy Harris announced today.


            “Government should do all it can to help its citizens in a time of crisis and tax relief is one way to do this,” the Mayor explained.  “I have issued an administrative directive extending the property tax payment deadline for those who have been laid off from their jobs due to September 11 and those who have been activated for military service.”

            Administrative Directive No. 2002-01 allows certain qualified individuals to postpone their real property payments (which are due on February 20, 2002) until May 21, 2002 without penalty and interest.  Full payment of the taxes must be made by the May 21 deadline   Any real property taxes that remain unpaid after May 21, 2002, are delinquent after February 20, 2002.


            Property owners who have become unemployed after September 11 must submit proof of unemployment, such as documentation of unemployment compensation benefits. Property owners who were activated for military duty must submit military activation orders. 


            Those who are interested in applying for this tax relief can call 527-5539.



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