What happens if I pay late?

Tax payments must be received or US Postal Service postmarked by August 2 (first installment) or February 1 (second installment) to avoid the accrual of interest. If a payment is received and is postmarked after August 2, it will immediately be subject to 3% interest (1.5% for the months of July, August). Interest will then continue to accrue at a rate of 1.5% per month (18% annually) and you will be billed for the balance due. The same would be true with the second payment of real estate and personal property taxes if received or postmarked after February 1, 2022. The interest will be added back to January and 3% interest will be added immediately on February 2, 2022.

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1. How is my tax calculated?
2. What is the new mill rate?
3. When is the tax bill due?
4. What is taxable?
5. How can I pay my tax bill?
6. What methods of payment do you accept?
7. How do I pay Collection Agency?
8. How do I find what I paid for last year for IRS purposes?
9. What if I pay by mail and I want a receipt?
10. Can I make out one check for all of my tax bills?
11. What happens if I pay late?
12. Can the interest on my tax bill be waived?
13. What if I never receive a tax bill in the mail?
14. What if I recently purchased a home in Bristol or recently paid off my mortgage?
15. How do I correct the mailing address on my tax bill?
16. What if I am being billed improperly for a motor vehicle?
17. How can I avoid a real estate lien placed on my property?
18. How can I avoid a “boot” on my vehicle?
19. Can I receive an immediate release for DMV