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.

Your tax office may offer delinquent tax installment plans that may be less costly to you. You can request information about the availability of these plans from the tax office.
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