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Officials: Cinnaminson Tax Bills Will Go Out Soon

The township had to wait for the county to adopt its budget—which happened Wednesday night.

The county budget was adopted Wednesday night, which means once the tax rate is struck for Burlington County towns, tax bills can go out to the residents of Cinnaminson.

Due to the delay of the sale of Buttonwood Hospital—which was finalized just last week, according to Phillyburbs.com—the final budget vote was pushed back, too.

“Our goal is to have it mailed out by Friday,” said Charlene Webster, county spokesperson, of each town’s final tax rate. “The towns should get it by Monday.”

Sandra Root, Cinnaminson’s tax collector, said tax bills would be prepared when the tax rate is known. After bills are mailed out, residents have 25 days to pay their taxes. However, the Aug. 1 deadline still stands—there’s just an extended grace period.

“From that point,” Root said Wednesday, “if people come in a day after the grace period, the interest charged goes back to Aug. 1”

That information, Root said, will be stated on the tax bills.

There are a few ways to pay your tax bill this year and online payment is becoming more popular. is still available however paying online or directly debiting from a checking account is gaining popularity.

Residents can visit this site and add in their property information to pay their taxes online.

There is also a form (attached to the right) residents can fill out and hand into the tax collector’s office with a voided check to start directly debiting their accounts every time taxes are due.

“We probably have 100 people or so who are doing it that way,” Root said. “Just remember—if you sell your property, they need to let us know to discontinue charging that account.”

Root just wants to let residents know the tax rate information is out of the township’s control at this point.

“Just be patient,” Root said, “We’re going to have the bills out to people just as quickly as we can.”

Billy Pilgrim August 24, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Thanks Christina. Well said. John, it seems bizarre that on one hand you don't seem to trust the government to do much of anything, yet on the other, you think the assessor should be left to do his job without any checks and balances. The assessment of home value is done by the county. When "U" appeal, the homeowner squares off against the township in Mt. Holly. A fight on neutral ground. The only person that truly looks out for "U" is you. If you don't think your home is assessed fairly, fight it. If you think you are going to be unfairly assessed a late fee because you are hypothetically late on your taxes, double check with your mortgage company. I'm not upset with you, don't sweat that. I think that certain government officials are dishonest at best. I also feel certain things the government does are very irresponsible with taxpayer money and show a profound disconnect with the very people they are elected/entrusted to serve. The thing is though, the government does a lot of great things and are full of wonderful caring people too.
John August 24, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I do not know how this is getting blown out of the question, my only concern is that if the township sends out the statements on monday and we have a grace period U should only get charged for the grace period from when they printed the statement not going back to Aug 1 for the interest....thats wrong, and just to help you out I did go to cinnaminson's tax accessor for a re evaluation on the value of the house I had to b/c my wife just died and the value was not right thanks
Ric August 25, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Christina, I know you are a very professional journalist but I do not think you are savvy in business. Late fees and interest are always calculated from the day of invoicing not the day the biller was supposed to bill you. In plain words, as a biller it is your responsibility, and not you client’s, to get your invoices out as quickly as possible. If you are an inefficient biller then you lose the interest the money could have earned. So Cinnaminson has no right to charge late fees before it send out its bills. If you do not believe me, then ask another business person. The delay in billing is not the client’s (taxpayer’s) fault but is government’s fault. Perhaps Cinnaminson’s leaders should realize government too is a business and conduct itself as a business. That would be welcome and remarkable for this town.
Ric August 25, 2012 at 01:33 AM
John. I am very sorry for your loss. My best to you and your family. And you are right on the grace period as I stated above.
John August 26, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Thanks Ric, I think its only common sense that the interest rate should only go back to the printed date not Aug 1 but who are we, not really anyone in charge....I still do not like the assessed value being OVER market value.....watch out Burlington county dropped the rate but I bet cinnaminson's WILL GO UP.....the joy of living here....

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