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Unread 12-02-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Default Paying Charlotte/Meck Property Tax

I got my tax bill around late summer. Only $450 more than last year :-(

My question is this. The bill was due in September. Interest starts in early January. I have always paid the bill in December with no problem. Is there any advantage to paying early? In Florida, you got a "break" of I forget how many dollars for paying early. I cannot find the same thing here. If not, I will just pay at the last possible time and keep my money until then.

Any thoughts?
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Unread 12-02-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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The advantage to paying in December is you can take the property tax deduction on your 2011 taxes. I like to pay in December just to make sure the check clears before the interest due date. The last thing I want to do is get in a pissing contest with the county over when I mailed vs when they received the check. There is no cash discount for paying early, and the fees for paying by credit card are prohibitive.
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Unread 12-02-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Good point. I'll keep paying in mid-December. I don't see any point in parting with my funds in September at all.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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The advantage to paying in December is you can take the property tax deduction on your 2011 taxes. I like to pay in December just to make sure the check clears before the interest due date. The last thing I want to do is get in a pissing contest with the county over when I mailed vs when they received the check. There is no cash discount for paying early, and the fees for paying by credit card are prohibitive.
I actually was in that contest once...it was not fun...and, I did not win.
Just pay on Dec 1 like most of us....
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Unread 12-05-2011, 08:12 AM
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Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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I just paid mine yesterday, I received the letter after the window where they give you a break, so there was no point of paying it early. They didn't take the money out of my account yet. $2,200 that I really hate to pay, but what can you do, that's the way it goes.
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