San Diego County has more parcels to tax in 2012 over the previous year which means $30 million more in revenue will be available to the county officials said.
The county tax collector Dan McAllister said the increase is another good sign that things are starting to pick up in the economy.
“New taxable parcels are coming online and more people will be paying taxes than previously,” he explained.
The county will send out 980,654 tax bills (an increase of 1781 over 2011 billing) which should bring in $30 million more in tax receipts he said.
Staffers were working to stuff envelopes Thursday as the notifications were slated to begin mailing to property owners Friday.
Taxes are due beginning Nov. 1 and are late after midnight on Monday, Dec. 10.
San Diego’s collection rate stands at 98-percent. “We pay when we get the bill in San Diego,” McAllister said.
Property owners who miss the deadline must pay a 10 percent penalty. Homeowners have until Nov. 30 to file an appeal on the assessment.
Payments can be made online or on the phone using major credit cards including American Express.
There is another option to pay via e-check as long as prior arrangements are made with the bank.
Cash will only be accepted at the downtown office and not at branch locations this year.