‘Minute Late’ May Cost Property Taxpayers 10% as Monday Deadline Looms

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County Treasurer Dan McAllister. Image via YouTube.com

San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister reminded homeowners Thursday that the first installment of property taxes is due Monday.

“So far, we have had 45 percent of taxpayers send us $1.4 billion in first installment payments, but we’re coming up on the deadline, and we don’t want anyone to have to pay a 10 percent penalty for being even a minute late,” McAllister said.

Payments can be made online at sdttc.com by using electronic checks until midnight, he said.

“More and more people are choosing www.sdttc.com as their preferred payment method because it is secure, fast and easy,” McAllister said. “I encourage everyone to skip the lines at our branches and go online.”

Property owners can also pay by phone at (855) 829-3773 or in person at one of the five offices — at the County Administration Center in downtown San Diego, Kearny Mesa, Chula Vista, El Cajon and San Marcos. Mail payments must be postmarked Dec. 11, he said.

According to McAllister, 993,821 tax bills were sent out in September, and they’re expected to generate $6.05 billion for the county of San Diego. Compared to last year, that is 4,732 more bills and $370 million more in charges, he said.

— City News Service

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