Just when you thought your wallet and your bank account could relax after the whirlwind of the holidays, along comes the end of January, and PROPERTY TAXES!

You can put off paying your property taxes, but you'll have penalties and added interest if you do.  If you want to avoid that, you will need to pay your property taxes in full by January 31st.  There are a number of places and ways to take care of your property taxes.  You can pay them online in your jammies, or take yourself downtown and various other places all over town to get with the taxman.  Here's a list:

  • Put your check or money order in the mail to the El Paso Tax Assessor Collector, P.O. Box 660271, Dallas, TX 75266-0271.
  • You can go online to elpasotexas.gov and pay by e-check or pay with a credit card (Master Card and Visa
    only).
  • You can head to a Wells Fargo Bank branch with a full or partial payment until 3 p.m. January 31st.  They will not accept cash, so bring your tax bill and checks or money orders only.Go to the Consolidated Tax Office on the first floor of City Hall from 7a.m. - 6p.m. Monday thru Thursday to pay your property tax bill.  They are at the intersection of Durango and Franklin streets downtown.  They will only accept cash and check payments.
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    And now, in honor of the tax season, a musical interlude from the lads from Liverpool!  I know they're talking about personal taxes, but I think taxes are taxes, no matter who is collecting them!