What happens if I pay my taxes late?

After January 10, there is a 1% per month penalty charge added to the unpaid first half tax amount until May 31.

Late Payments Penalty Charges 
January 11 to February 101%
February 11 to March 102%
March 11 to April 113%
April 12 to May 10 4%
May 11 to May 315%

After May 31, taxes become delinquent and are payable to the Suffolk County Comptroller's Office. In addition to the tax amount due, a 5% penalty is added together with interest at the rate of 1% per month calculated from February 1. (Note: Interest is calculated on the total of tax and penalty).

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1. What period does the tax year cover?
2. When are tax bills mailed?
3. Who gets a tax bill?
4. Does my mortgage company know about my star or other exemptions?
5. When are taxes due?
6. What happens if I pay my taxes late?
7. I did not receive my tax bill. Must I pay penalties and interest?
8. To whom do I make the payment and where is it mailed?
9. Are postmarks accepted or must my payment reach the office by the due date?
10. May I pay my taxes in person?
11. What if I can't pay the total amount due?
12. May I pay my taxes online?
13. My check was returned unpaid ("bounced"). Will the tax receiver re-deposit my check?
14. I have moved - who do I contact to change my address?
15. I just purchased property in the Town of Babylon. Do I need to contact anyone regarding real property taxes?
16. I have paid-off my mortgage and taxes had been escrowed by my mortgage company. Who do I notify regarding my real property tax bill?
17. Will the Town take my property if I do not pay my taxes?
18. Where do I mail my delinquent tax payment?
19. Is there a charge for the duplicate tax bill?