Who We Are  


Rebecca Overgaard - CMFO, CTC
Chief Financial Officer/Tax Collector/Treasurer

(201) 664-1849 Ext. 15                   rovergaard@oldtappan.net

Responsible for the overall financial operations of the Borough as Chief Financial Officer, including the $8.3 million municipal budget.  As Tax Collector, she is responsible for the billing, collection and enforcement of the $28 million tax levy which are comprised of both schools, county and municipal tax levies.  Additionally, the Borough has a sewer utility with an operating budget of $1.3 million.

Old Tappan is also unique in the method of construction and billing for sanitary sewers, by virtue of a "special benefit assessment."  Presently, there are twelve different sections of town that have gone through this process.  Responsibility lies with the Tax Collector to bill and collect these payments for the next 18 years.

 

Toni Flyge 
Deputy Tax Collector

(201) 664-1849 Ext. 16               tflyge@oldtappan.net

Toni handles all the billing and collection of taxes as well as sewer flow charges and assessments. She assists the Tax Collector with all duties of the tax office including redemption of tax liens.

 

Sherry Giampaglia
Accounts Payable Clerk

(201) 664-1849 Ext. 11              sgiampaglia@oldtappan.net

Sherry is in charge of Accounts Payable and maintain's the Borough's Escrow Acount.  She is also responsible for maintaining relationships with various Borough vendors.

 

Susan Owens
Accounting Payroll Clerk

(201) 664-1849 Ext. 17                sowens@oldtappan.net

Susan is responsible for all Borough Payroll and performs all bank reconciliation for 18 accounts. She manages Health Insurance for the Borough including billing and employee concerns.


 

Tax Collection


The Tax Collector is charged with the responsibility for receiving and collecting all taxes and assessments both current and delinquent.  The Office of the Tax Collector bills over 2,100  taxpayers and collects taxes quarterly. Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.  A ten-day grace period to the 10th of the month allowed by resolution of the Mayor and Council after which interest is charged from the first day of the month in which payments are due.


Taxpayers are urged to read all of the information contained on the front and the back of their tax bills.  Please note that according to New Jersey State Law, failure to receive a tax bill does not exempt a property owner from payment of taxes.  Tax bills are mailed annually. 

If you do not receive your tax bill by July 31st,  please contact the Tax Office.


If you are mailing a check to pay your taxes, please be certain that you are paying the amount for the correct quarter.  If you would like a receipt, please send the entire tax bill with your check and a return self-addressed stamped envelope.  Your bill will be receipted and mailed back to you.  If you do not desire a receipt, then just mail the property stub and check.




 

New Jersey Property Tax Relief Programs



HOMESTEAD BENEFIT

Who is eligible:
Homeowners and tenants who pay property taxes on their principal residence in New Jersey, either directly or through rent, and whose gross income does not exceed certain limits 


How to File:
By phone at 1-877-658-2972 or online at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation
If you neeed assistance call 1-888-238-1233.  


When to File:
By October 31, 2012.



PROPERTY TAX REIMBURSEMENT (Senior Freeze)


Who is eligible:
Homeowners, including owners of mobile homes located in mobile home parks, age 65 or older, or receiving Federal Social Security disability benefits, who paid property taxes on their principal residence in New Jersey either directly or through mobile home park site fees. Applicants must be New Jersey residents for at least the past 10 years, and lived in the home for which reimbursement is claimed for at least the last 3 years, and must meet certain income limits. Applicants must meet all requirements for both base year and reimbursement year.


What is the Benefit:
Reimbursement of the difference between the amount of property taxes paid for the base year and the amount paid for the reimbursement year


How to File:
Form PTR-1 for residents who did not receive a prior year's reimbursement or Form PTR-2 for residents who did receive a prior year's reimbursement call the Property Tax Reimbursement Hotline at 1-800-882-6597 for assistance or online at http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/propfrez.shtml.


When to File:
By March 15*- Filing deadline extended to October 31, 2012.



OTHER:


Senior Citizens' Annual Property Tax Deduction:
Annual deduction of up to $250 from property taxes for homeowners age 65 or older or disabled who meet certain income and residency requirements. This benefit is administered by the local municipality.


Veterans' Deduction:
Annual deduction of $250 from taxes due on real or personal property paid to qualified war veterans and their unmarried surviving spouses.  This benefit is administered by the local municipality.

 

For various Financial Forms, such as:

Veteran and Disabled Veteran Deduction,

Senior Citizen and Disabled Person

Deduction forms,
click here.

 

 

Additional information