More than 22,500 properties in the San Diego region are in tax default, county Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced Wednesday.
His office sent notices to those who failed to pay all of their 2016-17 property taxes, valued at nearly $101 million, McAllister said.
“Last year we mailed 19,207 default notices, so we saw a slight jump in the number of people who went into default this year — 22,512,” he said. “Nevertheless, our overall collection rate was 99.2 percent, one of the highest in the state, which shows the vast majority of San Diego property owners pay what they owe and pay on time.”
The defaulted taxpayers have already been hit with a 10 percent penalty for each late installment. Each month a bill goes unpaid, it incurs an extra 1.5 percent penalty — or 18 percent per year. The penalties will continue to accrue until the bill is paid in full, he said.
Bills can be paid online at www.sdttc.com., by phone at (855) 829-3773 or in person at five offices around the county.
—City News Service
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