Tax Information

Estimated Tax Bills Have Been Mailed Out:

Harmony Township residents recently received estimated tax bills in the mail. This estimate was necessary for the third quarter, due to the extension given to Towns in the County, to submit their budgets, which is delaying the County finalizing the tax rates for 2020. In order to generate an estimated tax bill the Township must determine a tax rate based upon the available data. The state statue allows for estimated bills (up to 105% of the previous year-2019). The Township decided to go with the maximum percentage as they are not sure if there will be an increase in the County and School rates. Once the tax rate is finalized, property taxes will be adjusted accordingly and a final bill will be mailed out with payment stubs for Q4 2020 as well as Q1and Q2 for 2021. Advice copy bills were also sent out to taxpayers who have a mortgage company on file paying their taxes.

Contact Information:

Tax Collector: Rachel E. Leber  
Phone: (908) 213-1600 x16
Fax: (908) 213-1850
Email: harmonytaxcollector@ptd.net

The Tax Collector's Office is located, 3003 Belvidere Rd, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865.

Office Hours:

Taxes can also be paid Monday - Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. with the Municipal Clerks' Office

After Closing: There is "drop box" located to the left of the front entrance of the Municipal Building for payments made after hours please mark with name, property address and Block & Lot.
Also, if we are not available, feel free to leave voicemail, and we will be happy to return your call during normal business hours. Please include your name, block and lot, physical address of the property in question and, of course, a phone number where you can be reached during office hours. You can also email harmonytaxcollector@ptd.net. Which is checked throughout the week even when tax office is not open.

Tax Payments: (Checks should be made payable to Harmony Township)

Taxes are due:

Grace Period: 10 days (to the 10th of the due month)

Interest Rate: 8% on the first $1500.00 and 18% on all delinquencies thereafter.

6% Year End Penalty on all balances (including interest) over $10,000.00 as of 12/31

Billing: Taxes are billed once a year after all budgets are approved, generally July. Added assessment bills are sent in October. Added assessment bills are for improvements made after October 1 of the pretax year and before September 30 of the current year.

FOR TAX BILLING INFORMATION: https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=2110

DEDUCTIONS:

VETERAN EXEMPTION FORM
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/veteransexemptionform.pdf
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/military/vetexemption.shtml

New Jersey's Property Tax Relief Hotlines:

Property Tax Reimbursement

Homestead Rebate InfoLine

NJ SAVER Rebate Hotline

For further information on these and any other tax relief programs check the State of website http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/relief.shtml

You may address any questions regarding these programs in writing to:

New Jersey Division of Taxation
Taxpayer Services Branch
PO Box 900
Trenton, NJ 08695-0900

Tax Rate:

  2019  2018
County Tax – 0.710 0.743
County Library Tax –  0.057 0.060
County Open Space Tax -  0.028 0.035
District School Tax - 1.310 1.308
Municipal Open Space Tax - 0.050 0.050
Local Municipal Tax - 0.286 0.282
Total Tax Rate - 2.441 2.478