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​Important Tax Deadlines to Remember

12/19/2017

Mecklenburg CountyThee Office of the Tax Collector reminds residents that the ransomware incident does not affect tax deadlines. Here's some important information to remember.

Property Tax Deadline

  • The last day to pay real estate and personal property taxes is Jan. 5, 2018.
  • This is a statutory deadline that cannot be changed due to the cyberattack.
  • Payments that are not received in the Office of the Tax Collector or postmarked by the United States Postal Service on or before Jan. 5, 2018 will be delinquent resulting in the assessment of additional charges.
  • Taxpayers should not hold their payments until the time when tax systems are restored, rather, tax payments are being accepted by mail using the envelope that accompanied the tax bill and in-person at Robert “Bob” Walton Plaza.
  • Taxpayers may not pay online, by telephone, or at the Wilkinson Boulevard office at this time.  The tax deadline will not be modified due to these service outages.
  • Upon restoration of the tax systems, payments made in person will be applied as of the date the payment was made. 
  • Mailed payments will be applied as of the date of the United States Postal Service postmark.  If no postmark is present, the payment will be processed as of the date received in the Office of the Tax Collector.
  • Payments made through an overnight express company will be processed as of the date received in the Office of the Tax Collector.  


 

Gross Receipts Tax Deadlines

  • The last day to pay the room occupancy taxes, prepared food and beverage tax, vehicle rental tax, and U-Drive It tax continues to be the 20th of each month.
  • The last day to pay the taxi cab privilege license tax is Jan. 2.
  • These are statutory deadlines that cannot be changed due to the cyberattack.
     Payments must be accompanied by a completed tax return or completed application as appropriate for the applicable taxes.
  • Payments that are not received in the Office of the Tax Collector or postmarked by the United States Postal Service on or before the last day to pay will be delinquent resulting in the assessment of additional charges.
  • Taxpayers should not hold their payments until the time when tax systems are restored, rather, tax payments are being accepted by mail and in-person at the Hal Marshall Services Center.
  • Taxpayers may not pay online at this time. The tax deadline will not be modified due to these service outage.
  • Upon restoration of the tax systems, payments made in person will be applied as of the date the payment was made. 
  • Mailed payments will be applied as of the date of the United States Postal Service postmark.  If no postmark is present, the payment will be processed in accordance with the administrative rules applicable to the tax. 
  • Payments made through an overnight express company will be processed as of the date received in the Office of the Tax Collector.