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TAX DISCOUNT DEADLINE FALLS ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND


TAX DISCOUNT DEADLINE FALLS ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND


11/25/03 - BARTOW

Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County, Florida is reminding taxpayers that November 30th is the deadline to make property tax payments and still receive a 4% discount.

Because the 30th comes during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Tax Collector Tedder is also encouraging taxpayers to get their property tax payments in early in order to qualify for the 4% discount.

During Thanksgiving, the Tax Collector?s Office will be closed beginning Thursday, November 27th and will resume regular business hours on Monday, December 1st.

To qualify for the 4% discount please note:
  • All property tax payments conducted over the internet at www.polktaxes.com must be entered on or before November 30th to qualify for the 4% discount.
  • Property tax payments that are mailed-in must be postmarked on or before November 30th to qualify for the 4% discount. Payments should be mailed to PO Box 1189, Bartow, FL 33831-1189.
  • Taxpayers who walk-in their property tax payments can do so before 5:00 PM on Monday, December 1st to receive the 4% discount. Walk-in payments are accepted at the Tax Collector's Bartow Main Branch Office, located at 430 E. Main Street; Lakeland Branch Office in the Polk County Government Center at 930 E. Parker Street, Room 261; Lake Wales Branch Office in the Polk County Government Center at 658 Highway 60, W.; and, the Haines City Branch Office, located at 900 Lily Ave. For customer convenience, tax payments may also be placed in a DROP BOX provided inside the Winter Haven Tag Agency, located at 300 Avenue M, NW. For maps to these locations or other information related to your property taxes, please visit the Tax Collector's web site (www.polktaxes.com). Also note: If paying in person, please bring both parts of your property tax bill or notice form(s).

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