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PROPERTY OWNERS SAVE BIG BY PAYING EARLY


PROPERTY OWNERS SAVE BIG BY PAYING EARLY


3% Discount Ends December 31

BARTOW, Florida/ PR Free/ December 16, 2013

A four percent November discount motivated taxpayers to pay their Polk property taxes early last month, saving $15 million in early payment discounts. The Polk County Tax Collector's Office reported this week that 74.3 percent of the total real estate and tangible personal property tax revenue for 2013 had been collected by November 30.

Tax Collector Joe Tedder encourages taxpayers to pay early and save, stating "During the busy holiday period, we encourage taxpayers to mail in their payments, take advantage of the early payment discounts and avoid the rush. Taxpayers have until December 31 to receive a 3 percent discount. Just like with the payment of income taxes, the date your envelope is postmarked is what's important. If your tax payment is postmarked on or before Tuesday, December 31, you are eligible to receive the 3 percent discount."

Tax payments may be made in the following ways:

• Paid in person at all service center locations. NOTE: A drop box is provided inside the Winter Haven Legion Tag Agency, where tax payments may be dropped off. All payments must be received before 5:00 PM, Tuesday, December 31.

• Paid over the internet at www.Polktaxes.com. Payments must be made on or before midnight on Tuesday, December 31.

• Paid via the Mail: Payments must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, December 31.



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