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Denton County tax office offers multiple payment options

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Approximately 484,000 property tax statements have been mailed to Denton County residents this week. All property taxes must be paid by January 31, 2014 to avoid penalties and interest.

The Denton County Tax Office offers numerous options to pay property taxes including: Mail; Online using Credit/Debit Card (service fees apply); e-Check ($1.50 fee apply per check payment); By Phone (1-866-549-1010); Bill Pay or e-Box through your financial Institution; Night Drop Box; ACH or Wire (Contact the office for details and instructions); In Person.     

To pay online, go to http://tax.dentoncounty.com and select “Make Tax Payments”.  The Bureau Code for Denton County is 3368661. 

The Denton County Tax Office now offers yet another option to pay your property taxes.  A property owner may enter into an Escrow Payment Agreement. 

A person interested in escrowing their property tax payments can open an escrow account with the Tax Office which will apply to the following year property taxes.  When the 2014 tax year begins, the Tax Office will apply the escrow payments to the property tax account.  If the escrow paid is higher than the tax levied, a refund will be issued.  If the escrow is less, a receipt for payment and a statement for tax remaining due will be sent to the property owner.

“We are excited that we can offer yet another option for our taxpayers to assist them with paying their property taxes.   Tax payments mailed with a postmark of January 31, 2014 or payments made online with a time stamp of January 31, 2014 are considered on time.  We want to help our taxpayers make their payments timely, efficiently and easily” stated Michelle French, Tax Assessor-Collector.

Any payments made after January 31st will be subject to additional penalties and interest.  The Tax Assessor-Collector is statutorily restricted from deferring or waiving penalty and interest fees if payments are not made on time.

Payments are accepted at any of the five tax office locations in Denton County.  For more information visit the tax office website.

 

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