Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Message from County Commissioner Steven Abrams re Tax Appeal Deadline: 9/17/12

"As Chairman of the Palm Beach County Value Adjustment Board (VAB), I want to remind everyone that Sept.17 is the deadline to file challenges to your property tax market value or classification.  Be aware, though, that a newly enacted state law requires taxpayers who file VAB petitions to pay all non-ad valorem taxes and at least 75% of their ad valorem taxes, even if they file a challenge (refundable with interest, if you prevail).Taxpayers have three (3) options to file VAB petitions:
·       On the clerk’s Web site ( using myVAB
·       In person, at the Clerk’s Governmental Center or branch locations
·       By mail, to 301 N. Olive Ave., Room 203, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401
Petition forms for those who choose not to use the online myVAB option are available from the Clerk’s office, the Property Appraiser, and the Florida Department of Revenue’s Web sites.
If taxpayers have questions, they can check “Frequently Asked Questions for the Value Adjustment Board” on the clerk’s Web site or call Gloria Madison 561- 355-4299."

Steven L. Abrams, Vice Chairman
Commissioner, District 4
Palm Beach County Commission