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Gloucester tax bills are in the mail

Tax bills for the first installment of Gloucester’s 2020 Real Estate, Personal Property and Mobile Home levies have been mailed and should arrive in mailboxes this week, the Gloucester County Treasurer’s Office announced Friday.

Although June 30 is the legal due date, Treasurer Tara Thomas reminded residents that the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted in May to give taxpayers a grace period until Aug. 14 to pay their bill without penalty or interest. The waiver does not apply to prior year bills that are already past due.

County supervisors, at Thomas’s recommendation, voted to grant the extension to give taxpayers necessary financial flexibility due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Recognizing the situation we are in right now, this was an opportunity to give citizens an extended time to pay their taxes without penalty and interest,” Thomas said. It also provided the board of supervisors with a tangible way to help the community during a time of economically stre...

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