Tis the Season…to pay your Property Taxes
The Los Angeles assessor’s office reminded Los Angeles County property owners on Monday that the deadline for the first installment of their 2017-2018 property taxes is quickly approaching. Culver City property owners have a 1.5% tax rate, the least of any city in the County.
Taxpayers technically have an extra day this year to make their payment because the due date—December 10—falls on a Sunday, but Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector Joseph Kelly said that is no reason to procrastinate.
Kelly stated, “to avoid late penalties, property owners should not wait until the last day to make payment; please pay early.”
Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, understands that like most taxes, property taxes are not especially fun to pay. It is good to remember though that they help provide for many of the services that the Culver City Real Estate area relies on. Public schools, police, and fire departments are some such services that are partially or fully funded by property taxes.
All payments must be postmarked no later than the end of day December 11 or property owners will receive a 10% late payment penalty. For those who can’t pay the total amount due though, partial payments can be made, which will reduce the amount of delinquency penalties they will be charged.
Property owners can find the amount due on any piece of land, and also find answers to most other related questions, by visiting lacountypropertytax.com, or by calling the Property Tax Information Line at (888) 807-2111.
Martin Feinberg, Realtor, reminds owners that there are multiple ways to pay taxes this year. They can pay online here (select “Pay Online” under “Payment Options”), by mail, or in person at 225 N. Hill St., downtown, in the first-floor lobby. The office is open on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Owners can also pay by credit or debit card over the phone by calling (888) 473-0835.