For Immediate Release:
Get a discount on property taxes by paying early
TAMPA, FL – (October 31, 2019) – Doug Belden, Tax Collector, reminds Hillsborough County property owners that the 2019 Property Tax Roll will officially open for payment starting Friday, November 1st. “The property tax notices will be mailed out today, October 31st and we encourage Hillsborough County property owners to take advantage of both the online payment options and early payment discounts,” Doug Belden states.
The earlier customers pay, the better the discount. If you pay by November 30th, you receive a 4% discount. Customers do not need to visit an office to make their payments. Taxpayers have easy and convenient online payment options by either credit card or by “e-Check,” which is a free electronic payment from your checking account. There are also alternative payment options available. Property owners can make partial payments towards their 2019 property taxes, but certain restrictions apply. Taxpayers also have the option to plan ahead and apply for the installment plan for the 2020 tax season, which allows them to pay their taxes in quarterly increments throughout the year and still take advantage of discounts.
Hillsborough County has over 500,000 parcels of property totaling about $1.9 billion in revenue for the 2019 tax season. As a result of an efficient and cost-effective operation, the Tax Collector’s office has returned a total of $19.2 million in unused fees to the Board of County Commissioners and other county agencies. Belden says, “The surplus of these funds is attributed to efficiencies and cost savings based on the budget process that has been established over many years.” Belden has returned unused fees every year since being elected Tax Collector in 1998, which exceeds over $291 million.
For more details regarding the collection of property taxes, discounts, partial payments or the installment plan, contact the Tax Collector’s office at 813.635.5200 or visit their website at hillstax.org.
For additional information please contact Nancy Millan, Director of Community Relations at 813.612.6762