Christmas Open House and Kids Scavenger Hunt
Free literary event at the historic Elmo Grocery
Halifax Author Andrea Palmer Woodward will read from her recently published book Oak House at 6:00 on December 11th, at the historic Elmo Grocery, 6247 Birch-Elmo Road. The book is currently available for sale at the Halifax-South Boston Visitors Center, and a few books will be available for signing on the evening of the event in Elmo. This event is free to the public in hopes that it will support local authors by offering a place in our community where we can gather to discuss their literary achievements.
Andrea Palmer Woodward (McKinney) was born in Wales, lived in Canada, then immigrated to the United States with her family when she was in her teens. She attended the University of Virginia, earned a degree in Accounting, and is a licensed CPA. After retiring from her career in DC she and her husband retired to a small farm in South Boston. Despite her conventional profession, her loves include reading and creative writing, animals, farming, nature, history, science and mysticism and her books weave many of these divergent interests into an intriguing whole. Besides her husband, Ed McKinney, who is also a retired accountant, she has three children and five grandchildren. Ms. Palmer has written two other books, which she is finalizing for publication, and has a sequel to Oak House under development. She hopes her small herd of mischievous goats will allow her enough time to finish them.
Oak House is a historical fiction set in a small community in Virginia.
Date: November 3, 2017
Re: PSA-Town of Halifax Property Taxes (Personal Property and Machine & Tool Mailing)
Public Service Announcement:
The Town of Halifax would like to notify residents, businesses and property owners that 2017 taxes for personal property and machine & tool are being mailed the week of November 13th, because of delays in receiving tax data in the preferred format from the Halifax County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office. From 2009 to 2013, in response to town taxpayers’ preference, both the real estate and personal property/machine & tool tax separate notices were included in the same envelope mailed by the town. We apologize that continuing circumstances in the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office since 2014 require the town to send out two separate mailings. Because of this year’s disruption in service to our taxpayers, the due date for personal property and machine & tool tax will be extended until Monday February 5, 2018. Please check each item listed on the tax bill to ensure that it reflects accurately all personal property owned as of January 1, 2017. If any additions, deletions or adjustments need to be made, call 434-476-2343 so these corrections can be entered for the Town of Halifax billing information and then forwarded to the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office which gathers and provides the tax data to all the localities.
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. You may make your payment anytime, any day, 24/7. 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 remains due Tuesday December 5, 2017. In addition to the real estate tax due at that time, taxpayers may choose to remit personal property and machine & tool taxes by that date as well if that is their preference. If a receipt is desired, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope. Payments made after the due date or postmark are subject to 10% Penalty and 10% Interest Per Annum. In addition to applicable penalties and interest, 30 days after the second notice has been mailed, all unpaid tax bills will be assessed a $15 administrative fee (real estate & personal property) and a $35 vehicle registration renewal hold placed by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for personal property. 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 Halifax County Commissioner of the 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.