11/23/14: Tax collector announces express drop off and drive-thru tax payment service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2014
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Brenna Haggar, Manager of Public Affairs
(727) 902-9666
bhaggar@taxcollect.com

 Tax collector announces express drop off and drive-thru tax payment service

Drop off payments accepted November 24-26 and December 1 at select offices

CLEARWATER, FL, NOVEMBER 23, 2014 – Back by popular demand, the Pinellas County Tax Collector announces the expansion of its express drop off and drive-thru tax payment service. It will run November 24-26 and December 1 from 8 AM to 5 PM at the following offices:

 South County

(drop off service)

1800 66th Street North

St. Petersburg, 33710

 

Gulf to Bay

(drop off service)

1663 Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard

Clearwater, 33755

Mid County

(drive-thru service)

13025 Starkey Road

Largo, 33773

North County

(drop off service)

29399 US Highway 19 North, Suite 100

Clearwater, 33761

“Every year, we try to make it as convenient as possible for our Pinellas property owners to make their tax payments,” said Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson. “We know this is a very busy time of year for most people. This express service is a great option for taxpayers who want to pay in-person in time to receive a 4 percent discount.”

The express service is a payment option for those who wish to make an in-person payment by check before the end of November. It is a convenient way for taxpayers to make their payments without standing in line or waiting. Payments made through the express service will receive a 4 percent discount, which is allowed by Florida law. Customers visiting the Tax Collector’s mid-county office will experience the additional convenience of drive-thru service.

The Tax Collector mailed more than 400,000 property tax bills at the end of October and began accepting payments November 1. Each year taxpayers receive a 4 percent discount for payments made by the end of November. Since the last day of November falls on a weekend this year, in-person and Internet payments will be accepted through the end of the day on Monday, December 1. Payments received by mail must have a November postmark to receive a 4 percent discount.

After November, payments made by the following dates receive the respective discounts: December 31, 3 percent; January 31, 2 percent; and February 28, 1 percent. All payments must be made by March 31 to avoid becoming delinquent. In addition to the express drop off and drive-thru service, payments are accepted on-line at www.taxcollect.com, through the mail or at any of the Pinellas County Tax Collector offices.

For more information on the express drop off and drive-thru or other tax collector services, please visit www.taxcollect.com/express-service/ or call 727-464-7777 to speak to a customer service representative.

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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