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Friendly Tax Payment Reminders

by Angie Filian | Jan 08, 2019

 

The time has come to start paying your taxes! But don’t worry, paying your taxes isn’t as taxing as you think. The Lee County Tax Collector’s Office has streamlined this process to make paying your taxes easier than ever before. Lee County residents have the option to pay their taxes online, in person, by mail, at a drop-off location or over the phone.

 

If you choose to mail in or drop off your tax payment, here are a list of things to keep in mind before doing so:

 

  • Always remember to return the original notice that was mailed to you along with your payment. Sending a photocopy of your notice or using different sized envelopes can jam our processing equipment making it more difficult and time consuming for tax payments to be processed and posted to your account.
  • It’s very important to not use staples, paperclips, glue or tape when mailing in your payment as those items have to be removed by hand and delay the payment process.
  • Try not to write on the MICR line of your check! The magnetic ink character recognition, or MICR line is a row of numbers and characters at the bottom of a check. Those characters provide information about the account the check is drawn on. Writing on the MICR line of the check makes our system kick the payment out and takes the Lee County Tax Collector’s Office more time to process your tax payments.

 

In order for the Lee County Tax Collector’s Office to efficiently process the incoming tax payments, it’s important for the residents of Lee County to keep these helpful tips in mind before mailing in your payments!