Where you can (and can't) prepay 2018 taxes in Philly region

The IRS says people who prepay property taxes may still face a $10,000 cap

Prepaying next year's taxes before the end of this calendar year would allow taxpayers to claim the deduction on their 2017 tax returns, before a $10,000 limit on the deduction takes effect in 2018. Anxious about the recently passed tax reform bill that caps federal tax deductions for state and local taxes at $10,000, citizens in areas with pricey real estate are rushing to prepay the property taxes that account for a significant chunk of their deductions, the Wall Street Journal reports.

On Long Island, Hempstead town Tax Receiver Donald Clavin said "thousands" of people packed his office Tuesday trying to pay their 2018 property and school taxes a year in advance.

But paying early is against state law.

"I know later on it is going to hurt me", Scott Arbuse, of East Meadow, New York, said of the disappearing tax deduction as he waited to make a payment. Horrigan said it will be up to the individual to contact the tax collectors for information regarding prepayment once the county's warrants are issued.

Anyone with questions is asked to call the town tax collector's office, the Lewis County Real Property Tax Department at 315-376-5336 or the Lewis County Treasurer's Department at 315-376-5333.

That echoes criticism New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has voiced against the tax overhaul law. Montclair will be open for five hours on Saturday to allow residents to prepay their taxes.

Low-key leader to be Himachal CM
Supporters of both Mr Thakur and Prof Dhumal had clashed recently outside the venue of a meeting of central observers earlier. With his elevation as chief minister, BJP also has sorted out the leadership issue for quite some time as he is only 52 now.

In-person payment may be made at Walton Plaza located at 700 E. Stonewall St. "There is no way to do this responsibly by the end of the year given all of the laws that the county must follow under Westchester's charter and the USA tax code, as well as a host of other variables and unknowns". And Montgomery County has declared that none of its municipalities can accept early tax payments.

Call your municipality tax collector - lists are found on county websites. This would be especially helpful for states where there are state taxes, like New York, New Jersey or California. But Christie's executive order will mandate that all towns allow at least partial prepayment for 2018.

City residents received their 2017-18 city tax bills in July.

There's a chance that, even in counties that allow prepayment, waiting in lines could be a wasted effort.

Meanwhile, accountants and lawyers are scrambling to understand the new tax bill and its ramifications so they can advise their clients. In other words, this has become a political issue no one really anticipated, at a time of year when most people are not giving much thought to their local governments.

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