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      Tax Talk

      Dear Friends:
         April  brings  the  close
      of the property tax season
      for our office, but the work
      continues.  Now  we  must
      manage the work associated
      with the delinquent property
      tax  payments.  Of  course,
      vehicle registrations, driver
      license, title transfers and all
      our other services continue in
      earnest. On top of that, April
      30 is the deadline to sign up for our convenient Installment   POP! blends art, science, and innovation in the display of
      Payment Plan (IPP) where you can have your property tax or   these sculptures. Known for his ability to make striking   to the heat conditions of a live fire and operating a fire hose.
      tangible personal property tax divided up into four payments   works of art using simple LEGO toys, Kenney pushes the      It was an extremely rewarding day, and I would like to
      during the year. So, if your taxes are not escrowed by your   boundaries of the medium in this new exhibition through his   thank the Delray Beach Fire Rescue and IAFF Local 1842
      lender and you want to avoid having to pay your taxes in   use of vibrant colors and a bold, graphical style. Inspired by   for this amazing opportunity to experience the challenges
      one lump sum, I encourage you to visit  the pop art movement, Kenney’s work on Nature POP! plays   firefighters face in order to protect us. I was overwhelmed
      ipp for additional information and to sign up. But hurry, the   on that movement’s principles by blurring the boundaries   by their commitment and bravery, and I have a tremendous
      deadline is April 30!                              between the austere and the everyday and draws from a belief   respect for these impressive individuals and the work they do.
                                              Sincerely,  that everything is interconnected.
                                       Anne M. Gannon,      Event dates are Jan. 8 to May 1, Tuesday to Sunday, 9   Budget Friendly Tax Payment
                               Constitutional Tax Collector,   a.m. to 4 p.m. (Last entry at 3 p.m.) Visit Mounts Botanical
                               Serving Palm Beach County  Garden (MBG) website to purchase tickets: $15 adults;   Plan
                                                         $12 seniors 65-plus, college students and military with
      Sean Kenney’s Nature POP!                          identification; $7 ages 6 to 17; FREE for MBG members,     a budget friendly Installment Payment Plan (IPP) for real
                                                                                                              For those whose property taxes aren’t escrowed, we offer
                                                         RAP members (American Horticultural Society reciprocal
      At Mounts Botanical Garden                         admissions program), and children under 6.        estate property tax and tangible personal property tax. The
                                                                                                           IPP divides your taxes into four installments due in June/July,
         Reconnect with                                  Firefighter For A Day                             September, December, and March, and includes a discount
      your inner child. This                                                                               of just under 4 percent.
      new  exhibition  from                                 I was recently honored                            First Time Applicants: The deadline to sign up for 2022
      acclaimed  artist  Sean                            to gear up as a firefighter                       is April 30. You are officially enrolled in the plan when the
      Kenney  features  over                             for  the  day  to  take  part                     first payment is made in June 2022 (discount applied) or by
      40  sculptures  made                               in the Delray Beach Fire                          July 31 (no discount). Failure to pay the first installment by
      from more than 800,000                             Rescue  and  IAFF  Local                          July 31 will result in being removed from the IPP and the full
      LEGO   pieces  and                                 1842 Fire Ops 101. The                            tax bill will be due in one lump sum, to be payable during
      explores the beauty of                             program provides a hands-                         the November 1 to March 31 tax cycle.
      nature  through  highly                            on day of learning about the                         Current Plan Participants: Once signed up you do not
      stylized,  colorful                                fire service, experiencing                        need to reapply. Plan participation is automatically renewed
      displays  that  stand  in                          firsthand the environment                         by making the June payment. For more information visit:
      striking  contrast  with                           in which firefighters work.             
      their surroundings. Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Nature   Spending  a  day  in  their
                                                         “boots” and heavy gear, you understand more the risks they   Important Dates And
                                                         face every day while on the job, risking their lives to save
        Abacoa Community Garden from page 5              others.                                           Deadlines
                                                            As a member of the Maroon Team under the leadership
                                                         of Division Chief Sean Gibson, I was equipped with full   April 1     Tourist Development Tax (TDT) Due
                                                         protective equipment, and went through a variety of real-life   April 15 to 23   Passover
                                                         scenarios at the Palm Beach State College Fire Academy   April 17    Easter
                                                         Complex in Lake Worth. The scenarios included a search   April 30    Deadline to sign up for 2022 Installment
                                                         and rescue, extrication of car accident passenger, exposure            Payment Plan

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