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Taxes
Property Taxes
Property taxes for the City of White Plains are due three times annually, as follows:
Due Date
Late Payment Date
Type of Tax
July 1
August 1
First half city and school
January 1
February 1
Second half city and school
April 1
May 1
County

Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 922, the failure of the property owner to receive a tax bill does not in any way affect the validity of the taxes or prevent the accruing of any penalty or interest for non-payment.

If you fail to receive a bill, please contact this office by calling 914-422-1248 so that the address can be verified and a duplicate bill can be mailed.

Change of ownership can only be made by the Assessor's Office, upon receipt of a certified copy of a recorded deed. Change of mailing address for tax billing can be made by submitting a Tax Account Change Form.

You may designate a consenting third party to receive copies of your tax bills. Please complete the Third Party Notification Form and submit it to the Department of Finance.

Tax Payment Options

In Person

Tax payments can be made in person from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (excluding holidays) at City Hall:

City of White Plains
Finance Department
255 Main St Rm 102
White Plains, NY 10601

Online
Access our online services.
 
Direct Payment
The City of White Plains has the ability to automatically debit payments when due from your checking or savings account. To sign up for this program, print and complete the Authorization Agreement and forward it to:
    City of White Plains
    Finance Department
    255 Main St Rm 102
    White Plains, NY 10601

By Mail
If including the payment stub, please mail your payment stub and your check made payable to the Commissioner of Finance to:
    City of White Plains
    P.O. Box 5086
    White Plains, NY 10602-5086

If you are not including the payment stub, please mail your check made payable to the Commissioner of Finance to:
    City of White Plains
    Finance Department
    255 Main St Rm 102
    White Plains, NY 10601

Please include your section, block and lot number on your check.

Sales Taxes
The rate for sales tax is 8.375% and is broken down as follows:
  • 4% for New York State
  • 1.5% for Westchester County
  • 2.5% for City of White Plains
  • 0.375% for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

Occupancy (Hotel Taxes)
Room Occupancy Tax
On September 8, 2009, a local law was adopted, amending chapters two through four of the City’s Municipal Code, adding a new division entitled "Room Occupancy Tax." As a result of this new law, there is a tax of 3% imposed upon the rent for every occupancy of a room or rooms in a hotel/motel in the City of White Plains, except that the tax shall not be imposed upon a permanent resident or exempt occupant. This law pertains to all hotel/motel occupancy on and after October 1, 2009.

Room Occupancy Taxes are due four times annually, as follows:
 Quarterly Period
Due On or Before
January 1 to March 31 April 20
April 1 to June 30 July 20
July 1 to September 30 October 20
October 1 to December 31 January 20

Every hotel/motel operator shall file with the Commissioner of Finance a return of occupancy and of rents and of the taxes payable thereon for the three-month periods as noted above. At the time of filing a return of occupancy and of rents, each operator shall pay to the Commissioner of Finance the taxes required.

Please complete the Room Occupancy Tax Form on or before each due date and return with your remittance made payable to the Commissioner of Finance to:
    City of White Plains
    Finance Department
    255 Main St Rm 102
    White Plains, NY 10601

Penalties & Interest
Any person failing to file a return or pay over any tax to the Commissioner of Finance within the time required by law shall be subject to a penalty of 5% of the amount due per month or any fraction of a month to a maximum of 25% for each year, plus interest at the rate of 1% of such tax for each month of delay or fraction of a month after such return was required to be filed or such tax became due.