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Mike Sullivan Offers Money-Saving Advice

Pay property taxes by the end of the year, receive federal income tax deduction

Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan reminds residents of federal income tax benefits if property taxes are paid by December 31, 2013.

“Property taxes are due on January 31, 2014, but if you pay your bill by December 31, 2013, you can deduct it for your 2013 federal income tax*,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “This deduction means more money back to taxpayers. After we process your payment, you can also print your tax receipt directly from the website, making it easy when filing your federal income taxes.”

Residents who wish to pay their property taxes can do so by mail, phone (713) 368-CARD (2273), online at www.hctax.net or in person at any of the 16 Tax Assessor-Collector’s Offices throughout Harris County. In addition, all property tax bills have a QR code so residents can pay by using their smart phone.

“Over the past year, my office has been researching more ways to embrace technology in our operations,” said Mr. Sullivan. “Adding a QR code to property tax bills offers another option for someone to pay their bill and not have to stand in line at our office.”

All taxpayers are responsible for paying their property taxes. If a resident has questions or has not received their property tax bill, please contact our office by calling (713) 368-2000 or emailing tax_office@hctx.net.

The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office Property Tax Division maintains approximately 1.5 million tax accounts and collects property taxes for 71 taxing entities including Harris County. For the 2013 tax year, the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office expects to collect approximately $5 billion of property tax payments.

 

Media Contact:

Justin Concepcion

Communications Manager

713-274-8021

jconcepcion@hctx.net

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