Coronavirus: Montgomery County treasurer extends property tax due date

Coronavirus: Montgomery County treasurer extends property tax due date

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Montgomery County has extended the due date for property tax from July 17 to Aug. 14 after the state tax commissioner approved the request.

“This extension will provide us more time to prepare our offices for the busy tax collection season and ensure a safe experience for both our employees and taxpayers," said Montgomery County Treasurer Russ Joseph.

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The extension will give homeowners and small business owners more time to pay their taxes.

“We believe that this extension will ultimately allow us to collect more dollars for our local communities who are struggling to provide front-line services during this crisis, including emergency services, human services and our local school districts.” Joseph said.

The county also will provide three different payment plan options for taxpayers to not only pay taxes due, but also future tax bills.

Two of those three options due allow for taxpayers to avoid the normal 10 percent late fee.

  • 6 Month COVID-19 Payment Plan: This plan will combine the unpaid balance from this year with the estimated first-half property taxes due in February of 2021 and break that amount into 6 monthly payments beginning in August. If payments are completed on time, the 10% penalty will be remitted.
  • 12 Month COVID-19 Payment Plan: This plan will combine the unpaid balance from this year with the estimated taxes due in 2021 and break that amount into 12 monthly payments beginning in August. If payments are completed on time, the 10% penalty will be remitted.
  • 24 Month Standard Payment Plan: This plan will combine the unpaid balance with the total estimated taxes due in 2021 and 2022 and break that amount into 24 monthly payments beginning in August. The 10% penalty will be assessed to taxes due in 2020 but will not be assessed to any taxes due in 2021 or 2022, as long as the plan is completed on time.

With the new tax due date set for Aug. 14, property owners can expect to receive their tax bills from the Montgomery County Treasurer’s Office the week of July 6.