EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT DEADLINE APPROACHES
June 11, 2013Press Release 13-18Contact: Shari Bruns (media inquiries only)(850) 651-7669SBruns@OkaloosaTax.com
Ft. Walton Beach—
Okaloosa County property owners, who have signed up toparticipate in the Installment Payment Plan through the Tax Collector’s Office, have aone day extension to pay their first installment which is due on June 30
. Because thelast day of the month falls on a Sunday this year, the early payment deadline will beextended to Monday, July 1. Tax Collector Ben Anderson says, “Discounts for earlypayments are set forth in Florida Statutes, therefore those on the InstallmentPayment Plan realize significant savings by meeting the quarterly paymentdeadlines.” He continues, “We want to be proactive in reminding those participatingin the Installment Plan about the deadlines so they don’t lose the discounts and thisopportunity.”For property owners to utilize the Installment Payment Plan, the first payment mustbe made by July 1
. After the first payment is made, the remaining payments are due:September 30
, December 30
and March 31
.For anyone wishing to participate in next year’s Installment Payment Plan, anapplication can be found by clicking “Real Estate Tax” in
About the Okaloosa County Tax Collector:
The State of Florida created this State Constitutional County Office as a separate andindependent government entity to ensure freedom from influence by local or stateagencies that have the power to levy taxes, spend tax dollars and assess property. The Tax Collector's Office:
Collects property taxes for local taxing authorities that have the power to levy.
Serves the County, as its agent, for the administration of Business Tax Receipts.
Provides Okaloosa County with full driver license services in Ft. Walton Beach,Crestview and Niceville and limited driver license services in Destin.
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