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       Tax Talk

      Dear Friends,                                      Plan (IPP) that allows you to pay your taxes quarterly.
         The 2022 tax season is                          For new enrollees, the IPP goes into effect for the 2023
      here, and my staff is ready                        property taxes and not your current 2022 bill. Eligibility
      to support you during this                         requirements are as follows:
      busy time of the year. Once                           1. Your estimated property tax must total more than
      you receive your tax bill, I                       $100.
      encourage you to use our                              2. Complete the online application by April 30, 2023.
      convenient online payment                             3. The first payment must be made no later than July
      process by visiting www.                           31, 2023. And don’t forget                          Want more great news? If you make your first IPP payment
      to pay early to take advantage                     by June 30, 2023, you will receive a discount of nearly 4
      of the discounts offered.                          percent on your property taxes! To enroll, view the payment
      Paying your property taxes                         schedule and learn more visit
      by Nov. 30 will result in
      a 4 percent discount – the                         New! Payment Portal
      maximum discount offered!
         Watch your mail for your                           In August, we revamped our payment portal to help users
      tax bill to arrive after Nov. 1                    navigate the site more effectively. In doing so, we have
      and please visit www.pbctax.                       created a few tips to help make the process of paying your      This is the official pin of the United States of America
      com for any questions you                          property taxes online as easy as possible:        Vietnam War Commemoration, authorized by Congress to
      may have regarding paying your property taxes. Keep in      • For owner name searches, enter first name [space] last   recognize the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. It’s a
      mind, that my office does not determine the amount of your   name. Example: John Smith               heartfelt tribute to those who served, and a way to say, “thank
      taxes, that is determined by the property appraiser’s office      • The Property Control Number can be found on your tax   you,” for their service to our country.
      and the individual taxing authorities listed on your tax bill.   bill. Example: 11-22-33-44-55-666-7777.     Requests can be made by completing a request form
      Questions regarding the amount of your taxes, must be      • The entire Property Control Number must be entered   online at Your pin along with my personal
      directed to those offices, so review your tax bill for contact   to perform a Property Control Number search. No need to   letter of appreciation will be mailed. Pins are available now
      information.                                       enter the dashes.                                 through Nov. 30. Veterans are only eligible to receive one pin;
         Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday!      • For addresses, enter your “street number” and “street   therefore, if you previously received your commemorative
                                              Sincerely,  name.”                                           pin, no need to request again. We thank you for your service.
                                       Anne M. Gannon,      • Completely spell out the name of the street for specific
                               Constitutional Tax Collector,   results, i.e. entering “Mount” will only return records that   Noteworthy Dates
                               Serving Palm Beach County  exactly match, it will not return “Mountain.” Do not enter
                                                         the street type (Way, Street, Lane or Road).      Nov. 1: Tourist development taxes due
      Don’t Get Stuck With A Lump                          to expand results. For example, entering “Mount*” would   Nov. 1 to March 31: Property tax season
                                                           • An asterisk (*) may be used in the field as a “wildcard”
                                                                                                           Nov. 11: Veterans Day – Offices closed
      Sum Property Tax Payment                           also return “Mountain.”                           Nov. 24 and 25: Thanksgiving holiday – Offices closed
                                                            • Avoid using street types (Ln, St, Ave) and directions (N,   Nov. 30: Deadline for property tax 4 percent discount
         Did you know there is an option to pay property   S, E, W) to return better results.              Nov. 30: Hurricane season ends
      taxes in installments? We have an Installment Payment
                                                         Honoring Our Vietnam


                                                            It is an honor to recognize Palm Beach County’s Vietnam
                                                         War veterans. I am offering Vietnam veterans a special
                                                         commemorative lapel pin as my way of saying “thank
                                                         you” for their service and sacrifice. This is the third year
                                                         we have participated in this special partnership with the
                                                         Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
                                                         (FLHSMV). Our office is honored to provide one pin to local
                                                         veterans or their families in honor of their military service
                                                         in Vietnam.

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