Pay Your Property Taxes By Jan. 31 Or Pay Hundreds In Late Fees
It's property and you need to pay your taxes by the end of the month or else you'll be hit with some delinquent penalties and interest that rack up fast. I forgot to pay them one year and almost had a heart attack when I had to come up with the extra money for penalties and interest. The deadline is close of business on Monday, January 31.
HOW MUCH IS THE PENALTY FOR BEING LATE?
1% Interest of the outstanding tax bill is added monthly beginning the first month of delinquency. That interest keeps adding up until the tax is paid. But wait, there's more. There is also a 6% penalty added for the first month of delinquency. 1% of the levy due is added each month for months 2 through 5 of delinquency. 2% of the levy due is added beginning the 6th month of delinquency. You'll also be racking up a penalty for collection costs of up to 20% of levy and penalties and interest due which is added on April 1st for personal property and July 1st for real property of the year the tax becomes delinquent.
SERIOUSLY PAY YOUR TAXES
What I'm trying to say here is pay your taxes by January 31 because you could be looking at hundreds of dollars in penalties and fees in just the first month of being delinquent. Here's how to get things paid:
Online at www.elpasotexas.gov/tax-office or by phone at 212-0106
With credit card (with a 1.98% convenience fee)
City of El Paso Tax Office
P. O. Box 2992
El Paso, TX 79999-2992
1. City Tax Office, 221 N. Kansas, Ste. 300 (Wells Fargo Building, 3rd floor)
Open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2. County Tax Office locations
Full or partial payment. Check, Money Orders, and cash are accepted. Tax bill must be presented.
3. El Paso Wells Fargo locations (Lobby payments only- no drive through payments)
Full or partial payment. No cash accepted, only checks or money orders. Tax bill must be presented.
4. Mobile Bank at Central Appraisal Office, 5801 Trowbridge
January 27 through January 31, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Checks and money orders accepted. Tax Bill must be presented.
You can print out your property tax bill by going to the City's Tax Office website and selecting 'Pay Your Taxes.' You can also call 212-0106 for more information.