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Tax payment deadline extended in Gloucester

Gloucester County taxpayers now have until Aug. 2 to pay their most recent personal property and real estate taxes.

The due date was extended from its original deadline of June 30 following action by the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors on Monday. Late penalty and interest will begin to accrue on Aug. 3 for those who have not paid by the new deadline.

Supervisors met this week in the colonial courthouse for a special called meeting to get ahead of the former payment due date of June 30.

County Attorney Ted Wilmot explained that Gloucester had mailed out the tax bills with a timeframe of two weeks for them to be paid, which is required by the state. However, Gloucester historically gives residents more time to make such payments. Sending the tax bills was delayed due to new software, which shortened the timeframe for residents to pay.No Gloucester residents approached the stand to give comment and the motion to approve was made by board member Mike Winebarger. Fellow sup...

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