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Property taxes due next week
Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Tai Moses
Friday, Jan. 31, at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline to pay your property taxes, but Bruce Elfant, the county tax assessor-collector, urges Travis County property owners not to wait to the last day to pay. The best way to pay, according to Elfant, is to go to TravisCountyTax.org and use eCheck, which costs only a dollar. You can also use a credit card or PayPal, but Elfant warns that will add a 3 percent charge to your total. He also cautions property owners not to mail in their property tax payment on Jan. 31, because if USPS puts a next-day postmark on the envelope, state law requires the assessor to charge a late penalty and interest charges. Says Elfant in a news release, “No one looks forward to having to pay their property tax bill, but we all have to do it, so why not get it out of the way by paying today using our quick and easy online method?” Need another good reason to get it out of the way sooner? Elfant says, “If you choose to call or come in person you will have a very long wait, and if you are paying online, our payment processing system becomes slower to respond due to the high volume of traffic on deadline day.” So don’t delay, pay today!