Information About Tax Bills & Tax Payments
Tax bills are mailed once a year. The bill is for 4 quarters, i.e. 3rd and 4th of the current year and 1st and 2nd of the next year. Taxes are due February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. There is a 10 day grace period, unless otherwise indicated on the tax bill. Please note that we have to receive the payment by the 10th day. New Jersey statutes do not allow us to accept postmark. Therefore, give plenty of time when mailing your payment.
If you are paying your taxes online, the payment must be made by the end of the business day on the last day of the grace period or interest will be charged. Tax payments should be made payable to the Borough of Madison and mailed to the Tax Collector’s attention. If you wish to put information on your check, the block and lot numbers will refer to the property you are paying the taxes for.
Pay By Mail
You may pay your tax bill by mail. Enclose the entire bill and payment with a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of receipted bill. Enclose the tax bill stub with the payment if you do not require a receipt. If you pay in person and would like a receipt, bring in the entire bill to be stamped paid on the back. Otherwise the tax bill stub with the payment is sufficient.
Deductions & Other Tax Relief
An application for a Veteran (PDF) or Senior Citizens (PDF) (or disabled person) Deduction is available from the Tax Collector or the Tax Assessor. Please call for additional information on Tax Relief offered by the State of New Jersey.
Property Tax Reimbursement
The Division of Taxation will begin mailing Property Tax Reimbursement (PTR) checks on July 15, 2017 to those applicants that filed by June 1, 2017. The deadline to file Property Tax Reimbursement (PTR) applications for the 2016 tax year has been extended to October 18, 2017. Only applicants whose 2016 income did not exceed $70,000 are eligible to receive a reimbursement payment, provided they met all the necessary requirements. If you have questions about your eligibility, please call the Division of Taxation at 1-800-882-6597.