FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2015
Contact: Shari L. Freidenrich, (714) 834-7625, Treasurer@ttc.ocgov.com
Property Tax Payment Deadline is Thursday, December 10!
Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich reminds Orange County property owners that the first installment of property taxes is due no later than Thursday, December 10, 2015. Payments not received by Thursday will incur a 10% late fee penalty unless they have a United States Postal Service stamp dated on or before December 10. Current first installment secured property tax receipts are nearly 2% ahead of the same time last year, with $136 million more in property taxes being received.
“Last year, we received over 50% of property tax payments electronically. Taxpayer payments online by eCheck are the fastest growing payment method and property tax payments by eCheck have almost doubled in the last several years” Treasurer Freidenrich said. “This secure online payment option using a bank account does not charge any service fees to the taxpayer, and the taxpayer receives same day payment credit to their property tax account.” Taxpayers can make payments using this method up to midnight on December 10 by going to ocgov.com/octaxbill or scanning the QR code below. Taxpayers can also include their e-mail address to have their payment receipt e-mailed directly to them and have it printed as well. The receipt now includes the property address and the APN. Continue reading