Tax Talk with Anne Gannon

 

October 2020, Vol. 14, Issue 10

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Dear Friends,

October is here and election season is in full swing. If you are not yet registered to vote in the November election, please do so by Oct. 5. Visit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections website at www.pbcelections.org for more information.

Although it is only October, we are busy preparing for the 2020 property tax season. We will send over 600,000 bills and begin accepting payments Nov. 1. I strongly recommend paying your property taxes online. Paying online ensures you are paying the correct amount. It also ensures your payment is processed quickly – usually within 1-3 business days.

A friendly reminder our offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 12, for Columbus Day.

I hope you enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday weekend!

Anne Signature

 

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

DMV Self-Service is Just a Phone Call Away

Good news! Florida’s Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) now offers self-service 24/7 by phone. Call 850-617-3000 and be prepared to provide your driver license number, Social Security number, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), or title.

Here are just a few of the transactions you can complete over the phone through DHSMV:

  • Perform a driver license check
  • Update your insurance information
  • Pay a reinstatement fee after paying a ticket
  • Check a vehicle record

You will avoid frustrating delays if you complete these transactions by phone before coming into our office for driver license service or renewing your registration online.

REAL ID Deadline is Oct. 1, 2021

Due to the pandemic, the deadline to get your REAL ID is Oct. 1, 2021. We have worked hard since 2010 to make sure Palm Beach County residents have their REAL ID ahead of the deadline. Approximately 80,000 residents still need to get their REAL ID. If you are one of these 80,000, please schedule a driver license appointment and come into our office with all required documents. To learn more, visit www.pbctax.com/real-id.

Select the Right Appointment Type for In-Person Service

Very few transactions require you to visit our office. Many common tax collector services are available on our website at www.pbctax.com. If you are required to come in to one of our offices for service, you must make an appointment on our website.

Due to COVID-19, we are providing service to Palm Beach County residents only.

DRIVER LICENSE APPOINTMENT TYPES

Road Test: Select this appointment type if you need to take a driving skills road test.

Written Test: Select this appointment type if you need to take the Class E Knowledge Exam or CDL Exam. If you took the Class E Knowledge Exam online and need to get your learner’s license, please select “Driver License/State ID” for your appointment type.

Driver License/ID Card: Select this appointment type to renew, replace or update your driver license or to obtain a learner’s license.

MOTOR VEHICLE APPOINTMENT TYPES

Dealer/Runner: This appointment type is reserved for auto dealers.

Florida Title: Select this appointment type if you purchased a vehicle or vessel and need to transfer the title, if you need to replace a title or require expedited title service.

Out of State Title: Select this appointment type if you are new to Florida and need to transfer your vehicle or vessel title from another state. Proof of Florida insurance is required.

Registration/Disabled Person Parking Permit: For your convenience, we reserve some appointments for these services, but you do not need to come into our office. Registrations can be renewed online. You can renew or apply for a new Disabled Person Parking Permit by mail.

TAX APPOINTMENT TYPES

Property Tax: Select this appointment type to pay delinquent real estate property tax. We strongly recommend paying current real estate property tax online Nov.1-Mar. 31. Current and delinquent tangible personal property tax can also be paid online.

Business Tax Receipt: Select this type of service to apply for a new local business tax receipt. If you already have your local business tax receipt, renew it online Jul. 1-Sept. 30. You can also pay delinquent local business tax receipt renewals online after Sept. 30.

ADDITIONAL APPOINTMENT TYPES

Hunting & Fishing/Birth Certificate: Select this appointment type to obtain a certified copy of a Florida birth certificate. We recommend purchasing a hunting or fishing license online.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Oct. 5
Deadline to register to vote in 2020 General Election
Oct. 12
Columbus Day – offices closed
Nov. 1
2020 property tax collection begins
Born in December? You can renew your registration up to 3 months before the expiration date.

 

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