December 2022, Vol. 16, Issue 12
As the end of 2022 nears, I want to take this time to wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year. I am honored to be your constitutional tax collector and I join the 320 tax collector employees in saying that we are privileged to provide you with service throughout the year. Whether you visit us in-person at one of our six service centers, or transact with us online or through the mail, our mission continues to provide you with unparalleled service that inspires trust. We stand ready to meet your needs in 2023 and are committed to delivering exceptional service whenever you need us.
And don’t forget, if you missed November’s 4% discount for your property tax payment, you can take advantage of the 3% discount if you pay your property taxes in December. Visit us at www.pbctax.com to use our convenient online payment process.
On behalf of the entire tax collector team, have a safe and happy holiday season and a healthy New Year!
Anne M. Gannon
Constitutional Tax Collector, Serving Palm Beach County
New Kiosk Open For Business
If you live in West Palm Beach I have exciting news for you! Renewing your vehicle registration just became more convenient with our latest MV Express Kiosk now available in the Publix Super Market at Village Commons located at 831 Village Boulevard in West Palm Beach. With five locations in Publix Super Markets throughout Palm Beach County, our self-serve, ATM-style machines allow you to skip the line and renew your motor vehicle registration and print your decal on the spot in minutes.
Thousands of our county residents have used these kiosks and I am pleased to hear how accessible and convenient these kiosks are. I invite you to try the kiosk next time you renew your motor vehicle registration- it’s the fastest option we offer! If you don’t live in West Palm Beach, visit www.pbctax.com/kiosks to find the location nearest you.
Hurricane Ian Help
The true spirit of the holiday season is about giving and spending time with loved ones. Unfortunately, with the recent destruction of Hurricane Ian, this holiday season will be much different for many than in years past. Fourteen of our tax collector colleagues in Lee and Charlotte Counties lost their homes and had their lives changed forever by Hurricane Ian. When my employees and I learned of this news, we immediately wanted to help. So, we held a special ” Pizza-Palooza ” event where employees purchased tickets for a pizza lunch, with all the proceeds going to those impacted by the hurricane. Our colleagues in these counties are committed to providing essential services to their residents, and It was an honor and a privilege for us to be in a position to give back to them and provide a sense of comfort and healing this holiday season.
ARE UNCLAIMED FUNDS WAITING FOR YOU?
Did you know there could be thousands of dollars waiting for you? Yes, you read that right — some clients overpay their transactions, and once this happens, we issue a refund for the amount overpaid. If the refund goes undelivered, we will continue to attempt to issue the refund. Once we have explored all refund options, we post a list of unclaimed funds online hoping that clients can reclaim the money due to them. We hold onto these for one year, and if the funds remain unclaimed, we forward those funds to the appropriate State of last known address.
Visit Palm Beach County Unclaimed Funds and State of Florida Unclaimed Funds to find out if there is money waiting for you, but before you start looking to see if you have unclaimed funds, we have a few tips to help you search the document.
If you are looking at the document on a desktop, press the keys Ctrl + f (Command + f for Mac users) and it will open a search bar in the document where you can search your name. Different web browsers will bring the search bar up in various locations. In Firefox, the search bar is in the bottom left corner. In Google Chrome, it is in the top right corner and if you are searching in Safari, the search bar will be in the top right.
Important Dates and Deadlines
|December 1||Tourist Development Tax Due|
|Thru Mar 31||2022 Property Tax Season|
|December 26-27||Winter Holiday – Offices Closed|
|December 31||Deadline for Property Tax 3% Discount*|
|December 31||Deadline to make IPP Installment Payment #3*|
|December 31||New Year’s Eve|
* Florida Statute extends discount/payment deadlines falling on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday to the next business day. Payment(s) must be received in our office by 5:00 p.m. or online by 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.