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Don’t Become Delinquent on Real Estate Property Taxes

by Angie Filian | Oct 11, 2018

 

 

Taxes, the five-letter word we all seem to dread – but it doesn’t always have to be that way.  While we may be far away from April, it is never too early to start thinking about your real estate property taxes. Keep an eye out because the tax collector mails annual property tax bills on or before November 1st.

Did you know the Lee County Tax Collector’s Office offers discounts for those who make payments on their taxes early? Avoid delinquency and save yourself time and money by planning ahead for your real estate property taxes.

 

Here are some important dates to keep in mind so you don’t become delinquent on your real estate property taxes:

 

November

  • This is when the collection of real estate property taxes begins. Those who make payments before November 30 will receive a 4% discount on their real estate property taxes!

    December

  • The real estate property taxes discount continues! If you make your payment by the end of December, you are eligible to receive a 3% discount on your real estate property taxes.

    January

  • Come the New Year, you can still receive a 2% discount on your real estate property tax payments.

    February

  • February is the final month for discounts on your real estate property taxes. By making a payment before the end of February, you are eligible for a 1% discount on your real estate property tax payments.

    March

  • Tax discounts are no longer available as of March 1 and the full amount on your real estate property taxes are due by March 31.

    April

  • Time’s up! All unpaid real estate property taxes become delinquent as of April 1. This is also when a 3% penalty will be applied along with advertising fees that are added to the gross amount of property taxes due.

 

Now you can see that paying your taxes doesn’t always have to be so taxing! Stay ahead of the game and your real estate property payments by keeping these important dates in mind.