If you own a Bergen County home or anywhere else in the New York City area, the past few months were a challenge indeed. Winter weather in Bergen County was very unusual this year. We had multiple storms that wreaked havoc throughout the NYC area and Bergen County was right in the middle of things.
One snow storm after another for weeks on end with even a full blown blizzard gave us over 30 inches of snow. Once that melted then we had a series of rain storms culminating in a vicious nor’easter that came with winds at hurricane force toppling tree limbs and entire trees knocking out power with such drenching rain that many local towns resembled lakes or raging rivers. We had 7 inches of rain within 24 hours. It was so bad that Bergen County and 11 other counties in New Jersey were declared Federal Disaster Areas.
Bergen County homes suffered with days of power outages, flooded basements, cars smashed by trees, 100 year old trees strewn across lawns like toothpicks or thrown across a roof ripping it to shreds and impassable streets everywhere. Because of this mess, the IRS has delayed tax day to May 11th from the traditional April 15th date. So if you own a Bergen County home, you’re getting additional time to file your taxes from both the IRS and the State of New Jersey. Of course you should consult with your tax preparer to make sure of things but tax day for Bergen County homes this year is May 11th.