Newark extends tax deadline after virus corrupts computers

By Karen Yi | NJ Advance Media for
on May 04, 2017


NEWARK -- City residents will have an extra two weeks to pay their property taxes after a virus corrupted the city's computer system late last month. 

"Newark computers were hit with a virus from which we are still recovering," Business Administrator Jack Kelly said. "This is to accommodate taxpayers who have been hampered from paying their taxes online."

Kelly said the deadline for payment of second quarter property taxes will be extended to May 24. There will be no late payment penalties or additional interest until the following day, Kelly said. 

Payments can be made in person at City Hall or by mail, addressed to the City of Newark, P.O. Box 27512, Newark, NJ 07101.

"Most of our city services such as permitting, collecting payments, and birth certificates are now operating normally again," Kelly said. "At no point during the incident were our policing services affected. Some of our online services are still in the process of repair."

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