Discounts & Penalties

All real estate tax invoices indicate three payment figures, depending on the date of payment: Face (or regular) Amount, Discount and Penalty.  If paid before the Discount Date, the discount may be taken. If paid after the discount date, but before the Due Date, the Face Amount may be paid. Beyond the due date, a penalty is assessed as indicated on the invoice.

The general rule-of-thumb is, from the date billed: 2 months, discount; 2 months, face amount; after the 4th month, penalty amount.

Payments will be accepted until December 31st of any calendar, billing period. Beyond that date, all collection activity is turned over to the Tax Claim Bureau.

Hotel tax payments are due by no later than the twenty-fifth day after the close of any calendar month. A penalty is imposed on all payments that are post-dated after the due date, at the rate of 1 1/2% per month, compounded monthly.

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