I never thought I would be launching a new website during a pandemic. They say timing is everything! This also happens to be my first blog so I may as well address some pressing issues related to property taxes, which are due in about 10 days.
With all of the financial assistance being offered in the wake of COVID-19 by the federal and state governments, you might be wondering if the 2nd installment of your property taxes is still due. If you own property in the County of Monterey, the answer is, Yes!
On March 25, 2020, the Monterey County Treasurer-Tax Collector Issued a notice on the property tax deadline basically indicating that if you can pay your taxes, you are obligated to do so. However, penalties for late payment will be waived after the April 10, 2020 deadline.
"I want to emphasize that the April 10 deadline for the second installment of property tax – which is a State law – must remain in place to ensure that essential county, city, school and special district services can continue." Mary A. Zeeb-Monterey County Treasurer-Tax Collector
Property taxes go toward assisting not only local agencies working on the front line responding to the COVID-19 pandemic such as public hospitals, health departments and first responders, but also our school districts providing food and remote learning to students sheltering in place with their families. So if you can, please pay your property taxes as you usually would by the deadline, April 10, 2020. Your tax dollars are needed more than ever.
Click here to read the entire notice.
While we are all experiencing this very challenging time, please be safe, stay home and be well.