EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In an interview with TAPinto East Brunswick tonight, Mayor Brad Cohen discussed the possibility of moving the due date for East Brunswick residents to pay their taxes.  Right now, taxes are due for payment on Friday, May 1, 2020, the original date established prior to the announcement of an extension by Governor Murphy two days ago.  The "grace period" for taxes would have established May 11 as a final due date.

However, Mayor Cohen has issued the following message:

"In light of the Governor 's statement allowing the municipalities to extend the grace period which was just issued yesterday, we are working on a resolution.  We expect to vote on this issue at an emergency meeting of the Township Council on Monday, May 4.

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Clearly, this change of date was not able to be voted on Monday because the state had not issued any statement by that point.

The grace period, if we did nothing, would be May 11.  Every town in New Jersey is in the same boat.  We all need to have the township council pass a resolution to change.  Prior to Governor Murphy's statement, the Treasury was not supporting this move."

Mayor Cohen also asked township residents to be mindful that there are bills - like those to educators and first responders employed by East Brunswick - that need to be paid.

It is likely, though not confirmed until the vote at the meeting, that the date for payment will be extended to June 1, 2020.