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Property Tax Payment Deadline Remains March 31


  • March 24, 2020
  • /   S. Brendan Lynch
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Property Taxes,Real Estate,Tax
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By: S. Brendan Lynch

While the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on businesses, and caused many offices around the state of Florida to shut down, the property tax payment deadline statewide remains this upcoming Tuesday, March 31.

The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR), which oversees all property tax issues in the state, has indicated that it has received a number of inquiries asking if there would be an extension of the April 1 delinquency date (property taxes are delinquent the day after the deadline) for payment of 2019 property taxes due to the current crisis. As of yesterday, the DOR has indicated that there is no extension to this deadline. In an email response, the DOR quoted Florida Statutes in noting that the deadline is always March 31 of every given year.

The DOR further reminded that payments can be made online or by mail, and a payment with a postmark of March 31, 2020, is considered paid on time. It then stated that property tax is administered locally at the county level, and the local tax collector is responsible for collecting property tax payments. Further questions were directed to the local tax collector. At this time, we are unaware of any extensions given by local tax collectors, who have indicated that they, too, must follow Florida Statutes.

If you have not yet paid your 2019 property taxes, please be aware that the deadline of Tuesday, March 31, 2020, has not changed. If we hear of any change in the deadline, we will issue another e-blast.

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