To: News Media
From: Town Manager/Treasurer, Assistant Manager
CC: Mayor Johnson, Finance Chair Covington, Halifax Town Council
Date: September 10, 2018
Re: PSA-Town of Halifax Property Taxes (Real Estate Mailing)
l Public Service Announcement:
The Town of Halifax would like to notify residents, businesses and property owners that 2018 tax bills for real estate are being mailed the week of September 17th, and, personal property and machine & tool tax notices will be mailed separately prior to November 1st with an accompanying announcement which will outline the December 5, 2018 due date both on personal property and machine & tool taxes along with a reminder to taxpayers of the real estate payment for the same deadline.
Halifax is pleased to continue offering the payment option for Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills using Paymentus Corporation, a third party automated payment service that accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Electronic Check. This payment plan can only be accessed online or by phone using Paymentus. This system will not be set up for payments in person at the Halifax Town Hall, although cash and check payments will continue to be accepted in person. Paymentus Corporation will charge a convenience fee for each transaction (the fee covers payment handling and processing charges). Customers should be ready with the following information:
- •For Real Estate, the 5-digit Parcel ID number (located on your billing statement),
- •For Personal Property, the 4-digit Tax ID number (located on your billing statement),
- •Your Credit Card number or your Checking Account and Routing Number
To pay your bill by phone dial: 1-877-489-1674 to call a secure automated telephone payment system, powered by Paymentus Corporation.
To pay your bill online go to the Town of Halifax website http://www.townofhalifax.com, click on the “Pay Online Taxes” bar at the top and go to a secure third party website at Paymentus Corporation.
Please be reminded that the deadline for payment of total real estate tax due is Wednesday December 5, 2018. If a receipt is desired, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Payments made after the due date are subject to 10% Penalty and 10% Interest Per Annum. Also any real estate or personal property taxes not paid after the 2nd notice will have a $15.00 administration fee added along with a stop being placed on your vehicle registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles, incurring an additional fee of $35. If ownership of property has been transferred during the current tax year, the bill should be forwarded to the responsible party. For information about the tax assessment of property, please contact the County Commissioner of Revenue’s Office at 434-476-3314.
If you have any questions about phone or online payments, please call Halifax Town Hall at 434-476-2343.