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How to Stay up to date with Property Tax Property tax is not a matter to be taken lightly. If you do not pay it, ignorance is no excuse. You

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will end up with a tax lien on your home. You

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could face legal action. You might even receive a

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bad credit record in return. Moreover, the City

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uses your property tax to maintain your

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neighborhood, and we should all contribute to the benefits we enjoy.


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Figure Out How Much You Need to Pay Municipalities sometimes like to keep things complicated and that includes the way they calculate property taxes too. They usually apply a rating factor to the value they believe your home holds. This may be per every thousand dollars, or a simpler calculation.

Decide How to Pay Property Taxes Going down to the local city tax office is a pain, especially if you want to do so after work, when they are cashing up. Fortunately technology makes paying possible in several other ways. You can pay by internet, by phone, and even drop your check into the box outside their office door.

Maintain Discipline You are largely on your own when it comes to staying up to date with property tax and this means following a disciplined approach. Make diary notes, or ask a reminder service to give you a call. Do whatever is necessary to remain paid up. Avoid those nasty reminder letters that do not even mention that you were on holiday when you forgot.


3 They say that there are only two certainties this side of paradise. The first is growing older, and the second is paying tax. The latter is a "grudge purchase" for most of us, even though we know we ought to do it, and that we will benefit from the ways the government spends our money. It is also an insurance that our society will continue to flourish in terms of the infrastructure we enjoy.

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How to Stay up to Date with Property Tax