Understanding County Penalties
County Penalties Are Steep
The chart to the right illustrates the effects that late penalties have on an unpaid tax balance equivalent to $10,000.
You can see a pattern in the “Penalties & Interest” column. Once your taxes become delinquent, the amount that you owe is penalized, beginning at 7% in month 1. Each month thereafter, your delinquent balance is charged an additional 2%!
Once July rolls around, the county hands your delinquent account over to an attorney who will then charge up to an additional 20% in penalties on your balance.