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      Tax Talk

      Dear Friends:                                      Convenient Payment Options                        New Veterans’ Mental Health
        First, Happy New Year                              We offer several convenient payment options, such as:
      to you and your family and                         online e-check and credit card payments, mail, drop boxes   Resource In Palm Beach
      friends. I am hopeful that                         located in each of our services centers, self-serve kiosks for
      2022 will be a very good                           vehicle registrations, and wire transfers. We don’t, however,  County
      year as we return to some                          offer payments over the phone so we encourage you to
      level of normalcy.                                 visit for more     Local veterans have a new resource to help treat mental health
        The new year typically                           information.                                      issues. Connected Warriors, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has opened a
      means declaring well-intended                                                                        new behavioral health center in Boca Raton. Connected Warriors
      resolutions.  While not a                          View Payment Status Online                        has been providing services for over 170,000 veterans nationwide
      traditional resolution, I always                                                                     the past 11 years through partnerships with the Department
      look forward to this time of                         Did you know that                               of Defense and Department of Veteran Affairs through its
      year when the weather offers cooler temperatures and gorgeous   you can check the status             therapeutic yoga programs.
      sunny days, and I can commit to spending more time working   of your payment in five                   The Connected Warriors Center will allow veterans of all eras
      in my garden. From planting and weeding to tending to my very   easy steps? Step 1. Visit            faster access to licensed and professional mental health treatment.
      productive honeybees, the South Florida winter months, with   our payment site https://              The therapists are either veterans themselves or are experts in
      the lower humidity and cooler temperatures, give me greater                  the veterans’ culture. There is no cost to veterans and services
      opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and my garden.   Step 2. Click the tab you                         are covered by the 2018 Mission Act as well as local donations.
        Gardening has always been a passion of mine and I am so   wish to check the status of: Property Tax, Business Tax,     The new center is designed to provide veterans the support
      honored to have recently been appointed to the Board of Directors   Tangible Tax, Tourist Development Tax. Step 3. Click the   necessary to overcome the trauma of war and military service
      for the Mounts Botanical Garden, which is Palm Beach County’s   drop-down to search by: Name, Account number, Address,   through customized treatment plans along with their trauma
      oldest and largest botanical garden. If you, like me, share a love   etc. Step 4. Once you find your information, click on the   conscious yoga practice. Treatment options include hyperbaric
      for the outdoors and the many native plants here in Florida, I   account number highlighted in blue. Step 5. Look at the   chambers, equine therapy, adaptive sports, aquatics training and
      encourage you to visit Mounts Botanical Garden at 531 North   right-hand side under the text that says Collection Cart to   yoga.
      Military Trail, West Palm Beach. You can visit www.mounts.  see your payment status.                   Connected Warriors is located at 21301 Powerline Road,
      org for more information and maybe I will see you there!                                             Suite 106 in Boca Raton. If you or a loved one need assistance,
                                              Sincerely,  Coming To A Neighborhood                         call (954) 278-3764 or email
                                        Anne M. Gannon,
                                Constitutional Tax Collector,  Near You!                                   Important Dates And
                                Serving Palm Beach County
                                                           After so many ups and downs over the course of the  Deadlines
      New Year Resolution: More                          pandemic, we, like you, are excited to be back out in the   Jan. 17  Martin Luther King
                                                         community and returning to a “new normal.” Our team
      You Time!                                          of community engagement ambassadors will be visiting   Holiday – Offices Closed
                                                         Palm Beach County community events and associations   Jan. 31  Last day to receive 2 percent
        Our agency wants to help you accomplish your resolutions   in the coming months, and they look forward to seeing   discount on property tax payment
      in 2022 by freeing up your time. With the many services we   you there!
      offer, we expect at some point you might need to schedule a     Some annual events, such as the Palm Beach Pride
      visit to one of our service centers or perhaps call our office   Parade and Festival in Lake Worth Beach in March, and   Bill’s Box from page 1
      for assistance. Here are some tips to save you time.  Belle Glade’s Black Gold Jubilee in April, are open to
                                                         the public and all are welcome to attend. Our team will   week or more. And our Shores’ majestic entrance way is
                                                         be there with educational materials and ready to answer   customarily up or 10 or even 15 days after Christmas Day.
                                                         your questions about our services. Other outreach events   I love the lights and colors of Christmas. Jim Kuretski, a
                                                         we participate in are held for smaller groups such as civic   Jupiter Town Councilor for many years, has been a member
                                                         or homeowners’ associations.                       of The Shores since about 1990. That makes him a pioneer.
                                                           If you are a member of an association that would benefit   Each of the ensuing years he adds more features to his
                                                         from educational information from the Tax Collector’s   spectacular decorations from grounds to rooftop. Soon he
                                                         Office, reach out to us at by   will have to rent space for the additions. It is an attraction
                                                         choosing “Community Engagement Request” on the right-  that is usual and draws many people from all over to see his
                                                         hand side of the web page. A member of the team will follow   masterpiece. His next-door neighbors Mike and Beatrice
                                                         up to see how we can best partner with your group.  Stevens have me beat among pioneers. He bought his home
                                                           Follow us on social media: @TaxPBC on Twitter and   lot when the development opened sales, in 1987, or there
                                                         Instagram, and @PBCTAX on Facebook to see where we   about, and was probably in his house by 1988. Dawn and
                                                         will be headed next – perhaps to a neighborhood event   I moved in January 1989. Seems a little like yesterday.
                                                         near you. We look forward to seeing you soon!      Most of The Shores homes were decorated and seeing
                                                                                                            them brings joy and uplifted spirits. Makes me feel better.
                                                                                                            Next year, I will light up to the hilt. Tried to hire a firm to
              CAMPBELL AND KARLIK, P.A.                                                                     do it this year, to no avail. Cost of installing and removing
                                                                                                            is untenable for anyone of modest means. My neighbors
                                                                                                            will guide me in buying lighting and other stuff and pay
                                   ATTORNEYS AT LAW                                                         a talented teen from The Shores to put it up, remove and
                                                                                                            pack it up for easy access the following year.
                                                                                                              Copy deadline for February is Jan. 12. Sooner every
                             Wills • Trusts • Estate Planning • Probate                                     month, it seems. Maybe just for me, considering my
                               Taxation • Real Estate • Corporations                                        frequent tardiness.

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