NORCROSS, Ga., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, wants those who own property in New York City to know that Wednesday, January 2, 2013, is the next due date for property tax payment. While the technical due date is set at January 1 of each year, the actual due date for 2013 is pushed back a day because of the holiday observance on Tuesday. "However, this year, more than 3,000 homeowners who suffered severe storm damage caused by Hurricane Sandy will receive a special extension," said Alex P. Hart, President and CEO of Official Payments. "Those affected property owners can delay payment three months, until April 1, without penalty." Properties eligible for an extension were given a red tag by the Department of Buildings after they determined the property was either uninhabitable or totally demolished as a result of the storm. All taxpayers can begin their payment process by logging onto www.OfficialPayments.com and selecting the "Local Payments" button. Official Payments accepts debit and credit cards for New York City taxes. About Official Payments Official Payments Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPAY) provides turnkey electronic payment solutions for over 3,000 clients across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Official Payments' solutions enable government agencies, educational institutions, utility companies and charitable organizations to seamlessly accept secure, convenient payments by credit card, debit card and electronic check via mobile, web ( www.OfficialPayments.com), telephone and point of sale. Official Payments is not a tax advisor and does not provide advice on any tax requirements. Use of any information from this announcement or site or any other web site referred to is for general information only and does not represent personal tax advice either expressed or implied. You are encouraged to seek professional tax advice for tax questions and assistance.