Okaloosa County Tax Collector Ben Anderson encourages property owners to take advantage of the 4% early payment discount on property tax bills! The final day to receive that discount is typically the last day of November. This year, that day falls on the Sunday following the Thanksgiving holiday. Because of that, Anderson says State Statutes allow the early payment discount deadline to be extended one business day, or through December 1, 2014. Customers who want to pay by check can either drop off those payments in the “drop box” at any of our branch offices or in the lobby where Tax Collector staff will be staged to receive those payments on November 24, 25 and 26. Anderson says, “After the holiday weekend, we’ll be back in the lobbies on Monday, December 1.” All Okaloosa County Tax Collector Offices will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving. Anderson says, “We anticipate collecting 66% - 70% of the tax revenue by the end of this month. Therefore, with our staff set up in the lobbies to accept payments by check, customers can get in and out of our Office with a receipt, but without having to wait in line with those conducting other transactions.”
Please note: if you choose to mail your tax payment, it must be postmarked by
November 30 to receive the 4% discount.Another convenient alternative is “Do Business Online, Not In Line!” Property owners can pay online using E-check, it’s free! Sign up today to have a copy of your tax bill sent to your inbox, as well as your mail box through BillExpress.