Gloucester County Treasurer Tara Thomas said Tuesday that real estate and personal property tax bills haven’t been mailed yet, but she’s hoping they’ll be out by June 7.
Thomas said her office normally tries to mail out tax bills during the last week in May, which gives residents around 30 days before the June 30 due date. This year, residents will only have about three weeks to pay, she said.
“We always struggle in June,” said Thomas, explaining that delays are typically caused by the wait for such things as tax assessments, the board of supervisors’ adoption of tax rates, and the deadline for elderly relief.
But this year, those hold-ups have been compounded by issues with a new software system, making the treasurer’s office “a little slower than usual,” she said.
Late bills also make it more difficult from a staff perspective, said Thomas, because instead of the work being spread out over four weeks, it will be condensed to just two-and-a-half weeks or so.
“And that ...
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