Tampa, FL— October 27, 2021 — Nancy C. Millan, Tax Collector, announces that the 2021 Property Tax Roll is officially open for online payment today, October 27th. Hillsborough County property owners will be able to pay by mail or by appointment in a branch starting Monday, November 1st. “The property tax notices will be mailed out on November 1st, and we encourage Hillsborough County property owners to take advantage of both the online payment options and early payment discounts,” Nancy Millan 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 2021 property taxes, but certain restrictions apply. Taxpayers also have the option to plan ahead and apply for the installment plan for the 2022 tax season, which allows them to pay their taxes in quarterly increments throughout the year and still take advantage of discounts. If taxpayers choose to visit a branch to make a property tax payment, they will need to visit hillstax.org to Save Their Spot in line.
Hillsborough County has over 560,000 parcels of property totaling about $2.4 billion in revenue for the 2021 tax season. As a result of an efficient and cost-effective operation, the Tax Collector’s office has returned a total of $22.4 million in unused fees to the Board of County Commissioners and other county agencies this year. Millan 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.” Since 1998, the Tax Collector’s office has returned unused fees every year which exceeds over $334 million.
For more details regarding the collection of property taxes, discounts, partial payments, or the installment plan visit hillstax.org.