Palm Beach County Tax Collector: property tax discount ends Feb. 28

TaxCollectorLogoFebruary is the last month for property tax early payment discounts, Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon said in a newsletter. Pay by February 28 and save 1 percent.

Property taxes are due by March 31. Taxpayers can use the office’s ePay system; instructions are on the website.

Taxpayers also can sign up for the Tax Collector’s advance installment plan for their 2018 property tax payment; make four payments throughout the year and get a discount of just under 4 percent. Sign up on the website by April 30.

The Tax Collector also offers a tax planner and  services guide. It includes a calendar, information about services, frequently asked questions, and a glossary of tax terms. Pick up a hard copy at one of the Tax Collector’s offices or click here to download. For bulk copies, email ClientAdvocate@taxcollectorpbc.com.

For more, call the tax collector at 561- 355-2264.

 

Trump pays property taxes in PBC in time for discount

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Getting elected president of the United States doesn’t get you out of paying your taxes.

President-elect Donald Trump ponied up for real estate he owns in Palm Beach County – including his lavish Mar-a-Lago mansion on Palm Beach – to the collective tune of $190,667.73.

Mar-a-Lago was responsible for $146,927.03 of that bill.

The Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s Office @TAXPBC tweeted out that Trump paid his bills on Monday, in time to get a 4 percent discount for those who pay by the end of November.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. (Getty Images)
President-elect Donald Trump. (Getty Images)

 

Prepare for delays when Tax Collector’s office reopens Tuesday

A line of people waiting to get into the county Tax Collector's office snakes through lobby of the Palm Beach County Governmental Center, Thursday, February 25, 2016. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)
A line of people waiting to get into the county Tax Collector’s office snakes through lobby of the Palm Beach County Governmental Center, Thursday, February 25, 2016. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

Be prepared for delays if you head to the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s office on Tuesday.

In a post on its website, the office warns that because it was closed Thursday and Friday for Hurricane Matthew and Monday for Columbus Day, when its doors open at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, customers can expect longer wait times then and throughout the rest of the week.

The Tax Collector’s office offers these tips to cut your wait time:

• Do as much of your business online as you can. Customers can go to http://www.pbctax.com to renew vehicle registrations, pay delinquent business taxes and make driver’s license appointments.

• Plan your visit. The Tax Collector’s office says lines can form as early as 7 a.m., and peak times include the lunch hour.

• Make sure you have all needed documents before you leave your house. If you’re getting a READ ID, you can download a checklist here.

• Use a Service Center drop box for your payment.

• Check the Tax Collector’s office website for wait times, or text “waitpbc” to 41411 for updates sent to your cellphone.

For more information, go to the Palm Beach County Tax Collector’s website.