This year’s tax bills contain a QR code that residents can scan with a smartphone and go directoy to the bill online.
Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson reminds property owners that 2012 real estate and tangible personal property tax bills will be mailed Oct. 31.
The tax collector’s office will mail more than 400,000 tax notices, totaling $1.1 billion. Payments will be accepted starting Nov. 1, as allowed by Florida law.
Taxpayers receive a 4 percent discount for payments made by Nov. 30. After November, payments made by the following dates – or postmarked if sent through the mail – receive the respective discounts: Dec. 31, 3 percent; Jan. 31, 2 percent; and Feb. 28, 1 percent. All payments must be made by March 31 to avoid becoming delinquent.
Each bill this year includes a personalized QR code, which taxpayers can scan with a smartphone and go directly to their online bill. Taxpayers are encouraged to pay online at www.taxcollect.com using the electronic check feature for no charge.
Credit cards are also accepted online, but there is a 2.95 percent convenience fee charged by the tax collector’s online payment processor. The tax collector does not retain any portion of the credit card fee. Payments can also be made through the mail, at any Pinellas County Tax Collector office, or through one of the drop boxes outside the offices.
For more information about your property tax bill or other tax collector services, please visit www.taxcollect.com or call 727-464-7777 to speak to a customer service representative.