Taxes due Monday

Deadline extended to Jan. 3 in Escambia

With the deadline to file property taxes looming, Escambia County (Ala.) Tax Collector Tim Pettis said as of Wednesday morning his office has collected about 60 percent of taxes that are due.

Property taxes are traditionally due by Dec. 31 but due to New Year's Eve falling on Dec. 31 the deadline has been extended to Monday, Jan. 3.

“I expect a huge increase these next few days,” Pettis said of taxes collected. “A lot of people wait until the last minute to pay their taxes.”

Taxes not paid by Jan. 3 will be assessed a 3 percent penalty and a $5 fee. Tax payments mailed in must be postmarked on...

 
 
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