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Property Tax Reports

Property Tax Reports We are in the process of updating our tax software system.   In the future, we will be providing two reports, which will be updated weekly — a report containing unpaid accounts, and a report containing all accounts. We expect these reports to be available in the near future.Property TaxesProperty TaxesPay Property TaxesTangible Personal Property TaxesImportant Dates & …

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Exemptions & Confidentiality Request

Exemptions & Confidentiality Request Exemptions For property tax exemption information, please visit the Property Appraiser’s website. Confidentiality Request To request confidential status, per Florida Statutes 119.071(4)(d), for property tax and/or tangible tax please contact the Property Appraiser’s Office at (863) 402-6659. To request confidential status for Department of Motor Vehicles and/or Driver’s Licenses, you will need to contact the Bureau …

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Property Tax Address Change

Property Tax Address Change Address changes are the responsibility of the Highlands County Property Appraiser and must be submitted to their office directly.  We are unable to forward your request because the Property Appraiser’s office requires the request be made directly by the taxpayer.  They can be reached on their website at www.hcpao.org or contacted by phone at (863) 402-6659.   …

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Homestead Tax Deferral Program

Homestead Tax Deferral Program The program is designed to assist homestead tax exempt taxpayers to defer a portion of their property taxes. The amount that can be deferred is based on age and the adjusted gross income of all members of the household: If the last year’s adjusted gross income for all members of the household was less than $10,000. …

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Tax Deed Process

Tax Deed Process If you are a certificate/lien holder and wish to obtain a quote and/or apply for a tax deed, please click here – PTax Web.  Instructions for Registration Please see the following instructions for assistance on how to register as an existing bidder on the website.  As of this time, we cannot accept new bidder registrations until the tax …

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Purchasing County Held Certificates

Purchasing County Held Certificates Certificates that do not sell at the tax certificate sale become property of the County and are available for purchase through our vendor.  County held certificates are not available for purchase while our vendor is preparing for the annual tax certificate sale to be held on June 1.  County held certificates are generally available for purchase …

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Tax Certificate Information

Tax Certificate Information About Tax Certificates A Tax Certificate is a enforceable first lien against property for unpaid real estate taxes.  It is not a purchase of property.Florida statutes require the Tax Collector conduct a sale of tax certificates beginning on or before June 1st for the preceding year’s delinquent real estate taxes.Prior to the tax certificate sale, the Tax …

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Understanding Your Tax Notice

Understanding Your Tax Notice Sample Tax Notice – Front Sample Tax Notice – Back Account #Individual number assigned to each property. Property Owner and AddressIf this information is incorrect, contact the Property Appraiser’s Office at (863) 402-6659 Legal Description of PropertyIf incorrect, contact Property Appraiser’s office (863) 402-6659 Total Taxes and AssessmentsDo not pay this amount – see boxes at …

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Installment Payment Plan

Installment Payment Plan Taxpayers may choose to pay their property taxes quarterly by participating in an installment payment plan.  Plan Requirements To be eligible for the program, the taxpayers’ estimated taxes must be in excess of $100.00. The first installment payment must be made by July 31. Failure to make the first installment payment will automatically cancel the participant from …

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Important Dates & Deadlines – Taxes

Important Dates & Deadlines – Taxes January Property Tax 2% Early Payment Discount – In January, a 2% discount can be earned for early payment of real estate property taxes and/or tangible personal property taxes. Homestead Tax Deferral – January 31 is the deadline to file for Homestead Tax Deferral. February Property Tax 1% Early Payment Discount – In February, …