Tax Deadline Delayed

Processing error pushes back date

Putnam County announced that school tax collection for 2019-20 has been temporarily suspended because of a calculation error when generating the annual invoices. Corrected bills will be mailed the week of Sept. 16.

The county finance department said the vast majority of taxpayers will see a small reduction in their bills, while 3,300 will be about the same. The tax-collection deadlines have been extended for partial payments to Oct. 7 and for full payments to Oct. 21. Property owners who have already paid their taxes will receive a refund of any overpayment.

“We apologize to our school district and municipal officials, and most importantly the taxpayers that we all serve, for the inconvenience caused by this error,” said Finance Commissioner William Carlin. “We will be putting into place procedures to help ensure that this does not happen again.”

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