November 2020, Vol. 14, Issue 11
Special Edition: 2020 Property Tax Season – Pay Smart. Pay Online
The 2020 property tax season begins Sunday, Nov. 1, when we begin accepting payments online. This year, take the stress out of paying property taxes by paying online. It’s safe, simple, and smart! Please keep reading to learn more about the benefits of paying online.
A quick reminder our offices will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. I offer my gratitude to all veterans for your service to our nation on Veterans Day and always.
We will also be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Anne M. Gannon
Constitutional Tax Collector, Serving Palm Beach County
Pay Smart. Pay Online.
We have all experienced more than enough stress and uncertainty due to the pandemic. Take the stress and uncertainty out of paying your property taxes by paying online.
Top Five Benefits of Paying Property Taxes Online
- It’s safe! Protect your health. Stay home and pay online.
- It’s easy! In just a few clicks, you’re done. No login or password required.
- It’s fast! Online payments take only 1-3 days to process. Compare that to mailed payments which can take up to 15 days to process – not counting U.S. Postal Service delivery time.
- It’s thrifty! Avoid credit card fees and save money by using eCheck – it’s FREE.
And the top benefit of paying property taxes online …
- It’s smart! When you pay your 2020 property taxes online, you’re choosing the safest, easiest, and fastest way to pay.
And you’ll save money. Now that’s smart!
Save Money with Early Payment Discounts
Plan ahead to save money on your 2020 property taxes. Pay in November and receive a 4% discount. Receive a 3% discount in December, 2% discount in January, and 1% discount in February. There is no discount available for payments received in March.
Ask Anne: I Never Received my 2020 Property Tax Bill. What Should I Do?
Anne: Click here if you do not receive your 2020 property tax bill in early November. Our website is easy to use. You can view and print your bill, or pay it online. I strongly recommend paying your 2020 property tax bill online. This gives you peace of mind that you are paying the correct amount due and confirms we received your payment.
Also, make sure your address is up to date with the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office. We mail over 600,000 property tax bills to the owner and address of record on file with the Property Appraiser’s Office.
Just a reminder … If you do not receive your property tax bill, you are still responsible for paying the total amount due before April 1. Florida Statutes, Chapter 197, Section 122 states:
All owners of property are held to know that taxes are due and payable annually and are responsible for ascertaining
the amount of current and delinquent taxes and paying them before April 1 of the year following the year in which
taxes are assessed.
Tax Collector Gannon Honors Palm Beach County’s Vietnam Veterans
It is my honor to recognize our local Vietnam veterans as our country marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. Made possible in part by a partnership with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, I am offering Vietnam veterans a special commemorative lapel pin as my way of saying “thank you” for their service and sacrifice.
Designed by the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, a program authorized by Congress, the lapel pins are available to anyone who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces between Nov. 1, 1955, and May 15, 1975, regardless of location. Friends and family members may also request a lapel pin on behalf of a Vietnam veteran.
Request a lapel pin by filling out a request form online. I will mail your pin to you along with my personal letter of thanks. Pins are available now through Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Important Dates & Deadlines
||2020 property tax collection begins|
||Veterans Day – offices closed|
||Thanksgiving holiday – offices closed|
|Nov. 30||Last day to receive 4% property tax discount|
|Born in January? You can renew your registration up to 3 months before the expiration date.|