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FAQs

Is there any discount on my property taxes?

Tangible Personal Property Tax is an Ad Valorem tax assessed against the furniture, fixtures and equipment located in businesses and rental property. It also applies to structural additions to mobile homes. The Property Appraiser's Office assesses the value of tangible personal property and presents a certified tax roll to the Tax Collector. It is the job of the Tax Collector to mail the tax notices and collect the monies due. Tax statements are mailed on November 1st of each year with payment due by March 31st. Discounts apply for early payment.: 4% discount if paid in November 3% discount if paid in December 2% discount if paid in January 1% discount if paid in February Gross amount paid in March, no discount applied

When my taxes become delinquent?

Unpaid amounts due increase immediately if county held certificate is purchased. Real estate taxes become delinquent on April 1st of each year at which time a 3 percent penalty is added. Once taxes become delinquent, cashier's check, money order, cash or credit card are the only acceptable forms of payment. The date the payment is received in the office determines the amount due. Florida Statutes require the Tax Collector to advertise the delinquent parcels in a local newspaper once a week for three weeks prior to the sale of a tax certificate. The Board of County Commissioners awards the advertisement job to the local newspaper with the lowest job bid. Advertising cost is added to the delinquent taxpayer's bill. Beginning on or before June 1st, the Tax Collector is required by law to hold a Tax Certificate Sale. The certificates represent liens on all unpaid real estate properties. The sale allows citizens to buy certificates by paying off the owed tax debt and penalties. The sale is conducted in reverse auction style with participants bidding downward on interest rates starting at 18 percent. The certificate is awarded to the lowest bidder. Beginning with the sale of 2007, the sales are now conducted 'online'. Bidders will register online, submitting the following information: -Name(s) in which the certificates will be issued. -Mailing address -E-Mail address -Phone number -Social Security number -Federal ID Number. Each bidder must make a deposit of 10% of what they intend to spend.

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