Hillsborough County Tax Collector Nancy Millan encourages property owners to pay their tax bill early in order to receive a discount. Millan’s office announced the opening of the 2023 Property Tax Roll on Nov. 1. More than 575,000 tax notices have been mailed to property owners in Hillsborough County for their 2023 property taxes, according to a news release from Millan’s office.
“This year’s property tax collections are expected to total more than $3.3 billion,” Millan said, in the release. “The money collected by our office is turned around and distributed to the taxing authorities in Hillsborough County to pay for services including fire rescue and law enforcement, and infrastructure such as schools, roads, parks, and utilities.”
The earlier customers pay, the better the discount. Property taxes paid by Nov. 30 receive a 4% discount. If payment is received by Dec. 31, a 3% discount applies. By Jan. 31, there’s a 2% discount and by Feb. 29, a 1% discount.
Taxpayers can pay at the office or can use online payment options by either credit card or by “e-Check,” which is a free electronic payment from your checking account.
Taxpayers also can make partial payments toward their 2023 property taxes, but certain restrictions apply. They also can plan ahead and apply for the installment plan for the 2024 tax season, which allows taxes to be paid in quarterly increments throughout the year and still take advantage of discounts.
For more details regarding the collection of property taxes, discounts, partial payments, or the installment plan, visit HillsTax.org.
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