Ditchmen • NUCA of Florida Ditchmen - March 2020 - Page 29

>> QUICK BITS Property Tax Deadline Extended The Department of Revenue is giving Floridians more than two extra weeks to pay their property taxes as the state deals with the effects of the COVID-19 virus. According to an order from Executive Director Jim Zingale, “The date for citizens and businesses to pay property taxes in all Florida Counties is extended from March 31 to April 15, 2020.” Those payments submitted electronically or postmarked by that April 15 date will be considered timely payments. The order also applies to “property tax returns filed by a railroad, railroad terminal, private car and freight line and equipment company property.” The deadline for those entities was originally April 1 but is also being moved to April 15. That April 15 date coincides with the period K-12 schools will be closed in the state. MARCH 2020 • DITCHMEN 27