July 2022, Vol. 16, Issue 7
Last month, I invited you to provide feedback regarding Tax Talk, and I received more than 1,800 responses, so thanks to all of you who provided me with this valuable feedback. My staff and I will be reviewing the information and will look for ways to enhance Tax Talk each month. Next month, we will announce our three randomly selected winners from the survey submissions so watch for that in our August issue.
Enjoy your summer and have a safe and happy Fourth of July.
Anne M. Gannon
Constitutional Tax Collector, Serving Palm Beach County
FUN IN & OUT OF THE HOT SUMMER SUN
FUN IN & OUT OF THE HOT SUMMER SUN
There is a reason we love to live in sunny Palm Beach County, but the summer months can be a bit much. For sun lovers and those who prefer indoor fun here’s a list of a few activities happening this July:
Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition
This year marks 100 years since the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. In commemoration of this colossal archeological find, this film offers a rare look at his tomb’s treasure trove. See the 150 items that make-up the biggest international exhibit dedicated to the wonders uncovered with Pharoah Tutankhamun.
Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Jupiter
Looking for a way to exercise that muscle between your ears? The Cox Science Center and Aquarium has the exhibit for you. Engage in 11 individual brainteasers and group activities that are challenging fun for adults and children alike! Gather the necessary clues and passwords and you can add your portrait to the Mindbender Society’s “Wall of Fame.”
Now through September 4, 2022
Cox Science Center and Aquarium
Multiple Activities at Mounts Botanical Garden
For those looking to enjoy beautiful flora, Mounts Botanical Garden is the place to go. They are holding various fun events all during the month of July!
• Tai Chi Classes – Sundays
• Watercolor Classes – Tuesdays
• Qi Gong and Walk & Talk – Wednesdays
• PBC Resident Day – July 9
• Dog’s Day at the Garden – July 10
• And more!
Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County
Once…Twice…Three Times A Winner!
I am thrilled that our agency has been honored with three Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC). Our Communications team submitted three entries and all three entries were selected as winners, including two top prizes for our signature communications.
Our entries competed against government agencies from around the country including the Naval Air Warfare Center and the Texas Department of Health – very impressive!
Our first win was a First Place Award in the Social Media Campaign category for our MV Express Kiosk Vehicle Registration campaign which educated the public on the ease of use of our kiosks located in Publix Supermarkets throughout the county.
Next up was another First Place Award in the category of Best Grassroots Marketing Campaign for our 50-Year Vietnam War Veteran Commemorative Lapel Pin campaign. This educational campaign invited local Vietnam War Veterans to request a commemorative lapel pin in recognition of their service to our country. We were honored to recognize more than 250 Vietnam Veterans with lapel pins.
The trifecta was achieved when we received an award of the redesign of our 2019/20 Annual Report. This award recognized the many design and readability improvements made to this popular publication.
I am so proud that our agency has been recognized for our innovative and creative work designed to inform and educate the public.
PBC BUSINESS OWNERS, WE HAVE INFO FOR YOU
Calling all Palm Beach County business owners, in July you will be receiving your Local Business Tax Receipt (LBTR) renewal notice in the mail. The payment is due between July 1 and September 30. Payments made after September 30 are considered delinquent. Delinquent payments are charged a penalty fee for every month past due. For more information on penalty fees visit https://www.pbctax.com/local-business-tax/#Delinquent-Local-Business-Tax
Did your business move within the previous year?
If your business moved locations, you will need to submit a new local business tax receipt application. In addition, you may need additional zoning approvals depending on the municipality to which your business has moved. For a new application for local business tax receipt, visit https://www.pbctax.com/local-business-tax/
Renewal Payment Options
- Online: Visit https://pbctax.manatron.com/Tabs/BusinessTax.aspx to renew your BTR online.
- Drop Box: (No appointment necessary!) Visit www.pbctax.com/locations to find the location nearest you.
- Mail: Palm Beach County Tax Collector Attn: Business Tax Department P.O. Box 3353 West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3353
- In-Person: Visit www.pbctax.com/appointments
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
Tourist Development Tax (TDT) Due
Local Business Tax Collections Begin
|July 4||4th of July Holiday Offices Closed|
|July 27-28||Lobster Mini Season|