Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector, reminds taxpayers that the deadline to enroll in the Property Tax Payment Installment Plan is approaching quickly. Customers may make application for 2018 property taxes in person until 4:30 p.m., CDT, April 30, 2018 and online until 11:59 p.m., CDT, April 30, 2018.
By utilizing this plan, taxpayers make four quarterly payments instead of one. For example, if your tax bill was $1,000, your quarterly payments, due by the last day of each quarter, could be:
June (first quarter) – $235.00
September (second quarter) – $238.75
December (third quarter) – $242.50
March (fourth quarter) – $250.00
Online enrollment is easy. Property owners can visit our website, EscambiaTaxCollector.com, and access the “Apply for 2018 Installment Plan” button on the homepage.
“The installment program not only helps ease the financial burden on taxpayers by allowing them to spread out the payments, it also provides a discount for making payments on time,” Lunsford said. “We are excited to announce a 73 percent increase in the number of people taking advantage of the program from 2017 to 2018. We have a total of 4,699 property owners on the installment plan program.”
For more information on the installment plan and other tax collector programs, visit EscambiaTaxCollector.com.