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                                                                                   Living in South Florida,   the agency with three prestigious Palm Awards: Best
                                                                                 we know how destructive and   Newsletter for  Tax Talk, Best Multicultural Campaign
                                                                                 unpredictable hurricanes can   for the agency’s multilingual client surveys and Best
                                                                                 be which is why it is critically   Special Event for the agency’s celebration of Employee
                                                                                 important to plan ahead.  Appreciation Day.
                                                                                   Our handy, pocket-sized     During April, the Tax Collector’s Office earned a
                                                                                 guide contains practical   Bernays Award for excellence in internal communications
      Dear Friends,                                      information to help you plan, prepare and protect yourself,   from the Gold Coast PR Council, South Florida’s largest
        June is National Safety                          others and your property in advance of storm season. The   independent  group  of  public  relations,  marketing  and
      Month and the perfect time to                      pocket-sized guide contains important phone numbers, a   communications professionals.
      think about conducting a car                       time line for storm preparations and a comprehensive list of     “These  awards  showcase  the excellent  work we
      safety check before you hit                        supplies to keep in your hurricane kit. Visit our website to   are doing communicating with our clients and our
      the road this summer. Follow                       download your copy:               employees,” said Tax Collector Gannon. “I am also proud
      us on Twitter and Instagram                                                                          to be recognized for listening to our clients by gathering
      @TAXPBC throughout                                 June Installment Payment Due                      their feedback in three languages.”
      the month of June as we
      highlight safe driving tips and                                                                      Renew Your Local Business
      a car safety checklist.
        Hurricane season begins                                                                            Tax Receipt Online
      June 1. I am pleased to offer our annual Hurricane Guide to
      help you prepare your home and family ahead of a storm.                                              Beginning July 1
      Learn how you can get your copy of our handy guide below.
        Happy Father’s Day to all dads and guardians. I hope you                                             Our office mails local business tax renewal notices in
      have the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy your special                                       late June. Business owners can renew local business tax
      day. You are appreciated!                                                                            receipts from July 1 through Sept. 30. Avoid crowded
                                           Best regards,                                                   offices, renew your local business tax receipt on our
                                                 Anne      Are you participating in our 2019 property tax installment   website at
                                                         payment plan? Watch your mailbox for your first quarterly     Here are a few helpful tips for business owners:
      Prepare For Hurricane Season                       bill. You must make this first payment by June 30. If you     • Sale of Business – If you sell your business, you can

      With Our Handy Guide                               miss the deadline, you will automatically be removed from   transfer the local business tax receipt to the new owner.
                                                         the plan and will have to pay your property tax in one lump
                                                                                                           You must provide a bill of sale, pay the transfer fee and
                                                         sum. View or pay your installment bill at  surrender the current original receipt.
                                                                                                             • Out of Business – If you close your business, please
                                                         Tax Collector’s Office                            notify  us  immediately  by  emailing  ClientAdvocate@
                                                         Recognized For Excellence In             or you can complete and sign the
                                                                                                           “out of business” portion of your payment stub. Mail
                                                         Communications And Marketing                      the stub to: Palm Beach County Tax Collector, P.O. Box
                                                                                                           3353, West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3353.
                                                                                                             • Relocate Business – If you relocate your business,
                                                           This spring the Tax Collector’s Office was recognized   you may transfer your local business tax receipt. You must
                                                         for excellence in communications and marketing by   complete a new local business tax receipt application and
                                                         two local organizations. The Palm Beach chapter of the   provide proof of zoning approval (if required).
                                                         Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) recognized

                                                                                 E-Filing For              owned the property on January 1 of the tax year. This

                                                                                 A Homestead               exemption applies to all taxes, including school district
                                                                                                           taxes. An additional exemption of up to $25,000 will be
                                                                                 Exemption And             applied if your property’s assessed value is between at
                                                                                                           least $50,000 and $75,000. This exemption is not applied
      Taxpayers:                                                                 Portability               to school district taxes.
        Welcome to our South Florida Summer:                                                                 Portability is transferring all or a significant portion
        On June 1, my office submits the estimated taxable     Recently,  my  office  launched  a  new  and  improved   of your cap savings, up to $500,000, from a home with a
      property values for 2019 to all Palm Beach County taxing   Homestead Exemption e-file module (on our website:   homestead exemption to a new home within the state of
      authorities. These values assist in the groundwork for the When closing on a new home   Florida that qualifies for a homestead exemption.
      taxing authorities’ budgets.                       now you can e-file the same day without the deed.     Homestead exemption and portability applications
        On July 1, my office submits a preliminary tax roll to   Simultaneously, we added a new online component for   must be submitted by March 1 (of the qualifying year).
      Florida’s Department of Revenue, the agency that oversees   when you’re moving within the state of Florida and filing     Our Exemption Services department which administers
      the operations of all property appraisers in the state.   for a homestead exemption, you can e-file for portability.   all exemptions and portability applications including the
        During the next few months, the tax roll process will     Remember, a homestead exemption can reduce the   e-file module on our website, is available to answer your
      continue and as always, I welcome your comments and   assessed value of your property, thereby reducing the   questions. Contact them at or
      questions regarding your property value and exemption   amount of property tax you pay.              (561) 355-2866.
      amounts.                                             In the state of Florida, a $25,000 exemption is applied
        June also kicks off the 2019 hurricane season in South   to the first $50,000 of your property’s assessed value
      Florida, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. As a   if your property is your permanent residence and you
      reminder to all property owners in Palm Beach County,
      take a moment to review our  Report  Storm Damaged
      Property  –  information  on  our  website,  www.pbcgov.                                     “Service is our number one priority”
      com/PAPA. It offers important details you need to know                                                    561-743-0070
      if your property sustains severe storm damage. If you
      have any questions, call my office at (561) 355-3230. For
      essential tips on hurricane preparedness, log onto the Palm                                  
      Beach County Emergency Management website at: http://
        June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month and
      we are highlighting the Agricultural Appraisal Services
      Department. Palm Beach County has more than 450,000
      acres of agriculture, ranging from sugarcane to fruits and
      veggies to cattle. Enjoy reading.
        We Value What You Value.
                                Dorothy Jacks, CFA, AAS,
                    Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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