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                                                                          November 2023
      Tax Talk

      Dear Friends:                                         On Oct. 1, a new law took effect regarding who can
         There is not much of a                          operate a golf cart on a public road or street. Previously,
      chill in the air here in South                     anyone over the age of 14 could drive a golf cart on a public
      Florida as November rolls                          road. The new law requires golf cart drivers who are at least
      upon us, but one thing is for                      18 years old to possess a valid, government-issued photo
      certain … it’s property tax                        identification card. In addition, golf cart drivers between
      season. Nov. 1  marks the                          the ages of 15 and 17 must possess a valid learner’s driver’s
      mailing of property tax bills                      license or valid driver’s license. For both age groups,
      here in Palm Beach County,                         there are penalties for drivers who do not have a valid
      so watch your mailboxes in                         identification card.
      early November. Your taxes                            To learn more about driving your golf cart safely, visit
      are due by March 31, 2024,               
      but we offer several discounts for paying early, with the
      maximum discount of 4 percent offered if taxes are paid by   Industry Award Winners!
      Nov. 30. Then the discount drops to 3 percent in December,
      2 percent in January and 1 percent in February. There is no      I am thrilled that our agency is the recipient of not one,
      discount if you wait and pay your taxes in March. Once   but two awards at the 2023 Aumentum Customer Excellence   Pictured right is Sue Englhardt accepting the Jurisdiction
      you receive your bill, you can visit to   (ACE) awards ceremony held in Nashville, Tenn.! First, I   of the Year Award.
      take advantage of our convenient online payment portal. I   am so proud to congratulate two of our employees, Michelle
      encourage you to visit our website for complete details about   Harris and A.J. Balram, who each received the Lisa Redding   and enhancing the reservation-making process. It is
      your property taxes as well as information for enrolling in   (ACE) Award for Project Management. This award is given   extremely rewarding that our agency is being recognized
      our installment payment plan for future tax year payments.  to recipients who demonstrated exemplary leadership in   for the pioneering innovations that help to deliver industry-
                                       Anne M. Gannon,   managing an event, project, or process by demonstrating   leading customer satisfaction results! I am so proud that
                               Constitutional Tax Collector,   confidence, teamwork, determination, positivity, leadership,   the work our team does, day in and day out, is recognized
                               Serving Palm Beach County  effective change management and communication. All   nationally. Congratulations, Team TCO!
                                                         of  which  are  exemplified  by  Michelle  and A.J.  who
      Honoring Our Vietnam                               were instrumental in ensuring a complex upgrade of our
                                                         property tax software was implemented without a hitch!
      Veterans                                           Congratulations Michelle and A.J.!
                                                            The celebration does not end there, as our office
         Once again, it is an honor for my               was awarded the Jurisdiction of the Year Award for our
      agency to participate in the United                response when COVID-19 arrived, and how quickly we
      States  of America Vietnam War                     turned our in-person service model into a reservation-only
      Commemoration program. Over the                    process. We were also recognized for our commitment to
      past several years, we have honored                deliver exceptional service by offering more convenient
      hundreds of Palm Beach County                      opportunities for our clients to do business with us online
      Vietnam veterans with a special
      commemorative lapel pin as my way of saying “thank
      you” for their service and sacrifice. This is the fourth
      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 Palm Beach County veterans or their families
      in honor of their military service in Vietnam.
         This is the official pin of the United States of America
      Vietnam War Commemoration, authorized by Congress to
      recognize the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. It’s
      a heartfelt tribute to those who served, and a way to say,
      “thank you,” for their service to our country.
         Requests can be made by completing a request form
      online at Your pin, along with my
      personal letter of appreciation will be mailed directly
      to you. These commemorative pins are available now
      through Nov. 30. Veterans are only eligible to receive   Pictured left is A.J. Balram and right is Michelle Harris
      one  pin;  therefore,  if  you  previously  received  your   accepting the Lisa Redding Award for Project Management.
      commemorative pin, no need to request again. You must
      be a Palm Beach County resident to participate. We thank
      you for your service and we are most honored to recognize
      you with this special commemorative lapel pin.
      Drive A Golf Cart?

         Are you and your family golfers? Because of our balmy
      weather, many people in Palm Beach County enjoy the links
      year-round. And in some of our communities, a golf cart can be
      a convenient way to get around! So, it is important to be aware
      and understand the rules of the road when it comes to golf carts.


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