Property tax bills are on their way
Pay by November 30th to receive a 4 percent discount
CLEARWATER, FL, OCTOBER 30, 2014 – Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson reminds property owners that 2014 real estate and tangible personal property tax bills are being mailed out October 31st. The tax collector’s office will mail more than 400,000 tax notices. Payments will be accepted starting, November 1st as allowed by Florida law.
Taxpayers receive a 4 percent discount for payments made by November 30th. After November, payments made by the following dates – or postmarked if sent through the mail – receive the respective discounts: December 31st, 3 percent; January 31st, 2 percent; and February 28th, 1 percent. All payments must be made by March 31 to avoid becoming delinquent.
There are several options for property tax payment:
- Online – fast, secure and convenient: Taxpayers are encouraged to pay online at taxcollect.com using the electronic check feature for no charge. Credit and debit cards are also accepted online. However, there is a 2.95 percent convenience fee charged by the tax collector’s online credit/debit card payment processor. The tax collector does not retain any portion of the credit card fee,
- Mail: Payments can also be made through the mail,
- In person: At any Pinellas County Tax Collector office, or
- Drop box: Through one of the drop boxes outside the offices.
ABOUT THE PINELLAS COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE: The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office. Responsibilities include collecting and distributing state and local taxes and providing driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents. The Office received the 2013 Governor’s Sterling Award for performance excellence. For more information visit www.taxcollect.com/newsroom.
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