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PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT PROGRAM ENROLLMENT DEADLINE NEARS


PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT PROGRAM ENROLLMENT DEADLINE NEARS


Now Is The Time To Sign Up For Quarterly Payment Plan

BARTOW, Florida/PR Free/April 12, 2010

Joe G. Tedder reminds property owners that April 30 is the deadline for applying for the 2010 property tax installment program. If you prefer to pay your property taxes in quarterly payments, you have until the end of the month to register with the tax office.

The installment option allows homeowners to pay their 2010 taxes in four payments rather than the full payment options made available every fall when taxes become due. By participating in the quarterly installment program, homeowners will receive a 3.5 percent discount on their taxes. Once enrolled in the program, participants do not have to re-apply unless they fail to make the first installment by June 30, in which case the applicant will be dropped from the program and must re-apply.

Applications for the plan can be obtained at the Tax Collector's website, www.PolkTaxes.com or at any of the Tax Collector's four full-service branch offices around the county. Homeowners must have more than $100 in estimated taxes. The first payment would be made by June 30 and subsequent payments would be due on September 30, December 31, and March 31.

The first two payments are based on the prior year's taxes. After the tax roll is certified, the last two payments will be adjusted to reflect a homeowner's actual taxes.

For more information, go to www.PolkTaxes.com.

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