Tax Assessor-Collector mailing out delinquent statement notices
The Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector announced he is mailing out 103,839 delinquent property and real estate tax statements for 2018 totaling more than $85 million.
Tax Assessor-Collector Tony Yzaguirre Jr. says in a press release that 74 percent of property taxes Cameron County collects have already been paid, crediting tax discounts offered in October, November and December.
“ We want everyone to pay their taxes or to take advantage of various payment plan options our office provides, before they accrue penalties and interest starting on February 1,” Yzaguirre said in a press release.
Taxes for 2018 are due by Jan. 31 before penalties and interest begin to accrue. Starting on Feb. 1, delinquent tax accounts that have not been paid in full or do not have a special quarterly payment code will accrue a 7-percent fee for penalties and interest.
Yzaguirre is urging property owners who have not received their tax statements to contact one of the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Offices immediately.
For those who live within the boundary of the Port of Harlingen Authority, they should expect to receive a consolidated tax bill with a notice informing them of the reinstatement of property taxes for the Port of Harlingen.
That tax was reinstated on Nov. 27, 2018, according to the press release.
The 2018 tax rate is $.03 per $100 valuation and the tax office will begin collecting the Port of Harlingen tax on Jan. 7.
Taxpayers can pay online at www.cameroncountytax.org or at any of the county-wide nine branch offices. There are also drop-off boxes that are accessible 24-hours a day at the Brownsville Main Office on East Levee Street, the Port Isabel Branch Office or the Lose Fresnos Branch Office.