Thursday, August 27, 2009

Beat the Increase! Tax Collector Extends Hours to Help Clients Save Money

Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon is extending service center hours to accommodate clients who want to renew their tags before the fees increase on Tuesday, September 1. All Tax Collector service centers will be open an additional hour, until 6 p.m., on Friday, August 28 and Monday, August 31. All vehicle and boat owners with birthdays between now and the end of November can renew by August 31.

Tax Collector Gannon explained the effort to help clients save money, “These increases are significant - 35 – 60% in some cases - and the people impacted the most are those tied to their jobs from early in the morning until 5pm. We want to help those who need it most, save money before the fees increase.” Clients are encouraged to renew their registrations for 2 years to avoid increases until 2011.

Tax Collector Gannon also encourages tax payers to pay on-line at For vehicle owners renewing by mail, payments must be postmarked by August 31, 2009.

The Florida Legislature increased fees to address a $6 Billion budget deficit. These fees fund the State of Florida’s budget; they are not local Palm Beach County fees.