Taxpayers will be able to catch a break if a real estate tax notice gets lost in the mail.
The Board of Supervisors on October 6 amended the Local Tax Collection Law to authorize the waiver of certain additional charges that are assessed against taxpayers who fail to pay their real estate taxes due to the failure to receive notice.
According to the resolution, additional charges will be waived if the taxpayer provides a waiver of additional charges to the tax collector within 12 months of a qualifying event and attests that a notice was not received. The taxpayer must also provide a copy of the deed or title showing the date of the transaction. They must also pay the face value of the tax notice with the waiver request.