November 1st, 2017 the first installment of property taxes were due. After 5:00 pm this Monday, December 11th 2017 the first installment becomes delinquent. Property Taxpayers can pay their 1st tax installment without incurring Substantial Penalties if paid prior to 5 pm Monday.
Avoid Substantial Penalties and Liens on your properties.
Penalties include a 10% penalty added after 5 pm on December 11th. Typically penalties for late payments occur December 10th however since the 10th falls on a Sunday, you have until 5 pm Monday the 11th. After the June 30th fiscal tax year end, a $33.00 redemption fee and a 1-1/2% per month (18% per annum) penalty is added to the unpaid tax amount. If a “tax defaulted” notation appears on your tax bill, you may have unpaid taxes for prior years. Substantial savings in penalties may be achieved by paying prior year’s back taxes or by initiating a five year installment plan of redemption. FIVE YEAR PAYMENT PLAN
Any person may elect to pay their delinquent taxes in installments, at any time, prior to 5 p.m. on the last business day of the fifth fiscal year after the property originally became tax-defaulted and prior to the property becoming subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell (California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 4216, and following.) The property will not become subject to the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Power to Sell, and the right of redemption will not cease, as long as payments are made according to the terms of this payment plan.
Payments made while on the pay plan are not refundable. The Treasurer-Tax Collector will apply any refund, for any tax year, due the assessee and related to the tax-defaulted property that is on an installment plan of redemption. The refund applied will be treated like any other payment that is made during the payment plan.
According to CA. R&T code the Tax Collector must review the postmark date to determine if payment was mailed prior to the deadline.