Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson reminds property owners that 2011 tax bills for real estate and tangible personal property will be mailed on Monday. The Tax Collector’s office will mail close to 415,000 tax notices, totaling $1.1 billion. Payments will be accepted starting Nov. 1, as allowed by Florida law.
“We are preparing for another busy tax season,” Nelson said. “We collect the majority of property taxes in November as a result of the 4 percent discount.”
Taxpayers receive a discount of 4 percent 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. 29, 1 percent. All payments must be made by March 31 to avoid becoming delinquent.