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Second Half of Real Estate Taxes Due Soon | News Release | City of Alexandria

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Alexandria 2016 Second Half Real Estate Tax Due November 15

For Immediate Release: October 31, 2016

The City of Alexandria reminds property owners that second half 2016 real estate tax and refuse fee payments are due Tuesday, November 15. To be considered on time, payment must be received by the City or postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service no later than November 15. In accordance with City Code, late payment penalty and interest will be assessed on all real estate taxes and refuse fees that are not paid or postmarked by the due date. The late payment penalty is five percent of the tax if paid by November 30, 2016, and 10 percent of the tax if paid on or after December 1, 2016, or $10, whichever is greater. The late payment penalty is 10 percent of the refuse fee.  Interest accrues at an annual rate of 10 percent the first year and five percent each year thereafter, beginning November 16, 2016, and continuing until the entire outstanding balance is paid.

The Code of Virginia does not allow for extension of the due date or for waiver of tax, penalty, or interest due to the property owner’s inability to pay or failure to receive a tax bill. Any property owner who has not received a bill in the mail and does not have real estate taxes paid through a mortgage company should contact the City’s Treasury Division at payments@alexandriava.gov or by calling 703.746.3902, Option 8, to request a duplicate bill. Property owners who have refinanced in the past year may wish to verify that their current mortgage company has received their real estate tax bill.

Property owners can avoid the lines at City Hall and pay online with a credit card or eCheck. For more information about this, and the other convenient ways to pay offered by the City, visit alexandriava.gov/Payments.

For information on how to change a mailing address or to appeal an assessment, please contact the Real Estate Assessor’s Office at realestate@alexandriava.gov. For more information on real estate taxes, including the “Real Estate Tax History Search and Pay” service, visit alexandriava.gov/RealEstateTax. Additional information on payments, late payment penalty, and interest is available online at alexandriava.gov/TaxGuide, or by calling the Treasury Division at 703.746.3902, Option 8.

Si necesita ayuda en Español, por favor llame al 703.746.3907.

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