Tax Talk with Anne Gannon – April 2020

 

April 2020, Vol. 14, Issue 4

 

Dear Friends,

On Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020, I closed all Tax Collector Offices to the public and suspended in-person service until further notice. Last year we served over 800,000 clients in person. That’s almost 70,000 face-to-face interactions each month. We must do everything we can to slow the spread of COVID-19.

At the same time, this agency must continue to provide essential services to our community. The collection and distribution of property tax is vitally important, especially in these extraordinary times. Property taxes fund critical services in our community including public safety, emergency response, the school district and healthcare programs. Our driver license and motor vehicle services have a direct impact on people’s ability to work which affects our local economy.

That is why we will continue to work behind the scenes, serving you online and by mail.

These are extraordinary times filled with many unknowns and constant change. I will continue to keep you up to date online, by email and on Twitter and Instagram.

Please follow all local and state orders related to COVID-19 and stay healthy.

Warm regards,

Anne Signature

 

Anne M. Gannon
Constitutional Tax Collector, Serving Palm Beach County

Important COVID-19 Update

Driver License Appointments and Road Tests Cancelled

At the time of this newsletter’s publication, all driver license appointments and road tests have been cancelled through April 30, 2020. Palm Beach County residents can reschedule an appointment for a later date. Please note we may need to cancel future appointments depending on the status of COVID-19 in our community.

Serving You Online

We are here to serve you online! Many common tax collector transactions can be completed online including:

Serving You By Mail

Some transactions cannot be completed online but we can help you by mail. Please make your payments payable to Tax Collector, Palm Beach County.

Mail your payment to:
Tax Collector, Palm Beach County
P.O. Box 3715
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3715

For additional assistance, please call 561-355-2264, Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email ClientAdvocate@pbctax.com.

Census 2020: Make It Count!

Census 2020 visit 2020census.gov for more informationBy now, you have likely received an invitation to respond to the census including instructions on how to respond by mail, online or by telephone. Everyone living at your address counts including grand and great-grandparents, parents and guardians, children, extended family, multiple families, roommates and caregivers.

Please participate because there is much at stake!

Palm Beach County receives approximately $1,600 in federal funding for each person counted. With 1.5 million Palm Beach County residents, this funding equates to approximately $2.4 billion annually. These funds are used locally for our schools, healthcare programs, housing transportation, infrastructure and other critical services.

Also, Florida’s census data could result in additional congressional representation for our state based upon the total response to the census.

For more information please visit 2020census.gov.

 IMPORTANT 2020 ELECTION DATES & DEADLINES

2020 Primary Election

2020 General Election

July 20, 2020
Deadline to register or change party

August 18, 2020
Election Day

October 5, 2020
Deadline to register or change party

November 3, 2020
Election Day

For more information, please visit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Apr. 1 2019 property taxes are delinquent
Apr. 30
2020 Installment Payment Plan application deadline
Born in June? You can renew your registration up to 3 months before the expiration date.

 

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