According to a Thursday press release, the state Department of Revenue waived the due date so that payments remitted by April 15 for the 2019 tax year will be considered timely paid. Property tax is normally due by March 31 in the year following the year the taxes are assessed.

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TALLAHASSEE – The state extended the final due date for 2019 property tax payments on Thursday due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


According to a Thursday press release, the state Department of Revenue waived the due date so that payments remitted by April 15 for the 2019 tax year will be considered timely paid. Property tax is normally due by March 31 in the year following the year the taxes are assessed.


Jim Zingale, executive director of the department, issued an emergency order on Thursday to extend the final due date, following direction from Gov. Ron DeSantis to provide flexibility on tax due dates to assist people adversely affected by COVID-19.


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Zingale also extended the due date to file railroad, railroad terminal, private car and freight line and equipment company property tax returns. Property tax returns for those are normally due by April 1. Returns will now be timely filed if filed by April 15.


Property taxpayers who have additional questions should contact their county tax collectors. Railroad and private car line companies with additional questions may contact the Department at DORPTO@floridarevenue.com. Visit the Department’s webpage for COVID-19 updates. For more information or to sign up for email updates from the Department of Revenue, visit floridarevenue.com.