Tax Deadline Information
Under state law taxes are due upon receipt of the tax bill but no later than December 31. Interest, penalties and fees will accrue if payment is late.
For payments made by mail to be on time, the U.S. postal service postmark date must be December 31 or earlier. To ensure your mailed payment is timely, contact the Post Office to determine the office hours for mail postmark. Payments placed in Post Office Mail drop boxes do not always receive the same day postmark. The collector’s office highly recommends mailing several days before the December 31 deadline. Make checks payable to: Jackson County Collector.
Payments made in person are accepted during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday) at the Collector’s Office (excluding holidays).
Payments made online will be considered on time if made before the online payment website closes at 11 p.m., December 31. Online payments made after the online payment website reopens in the new year will be late, and interest, penalties and fees will accrue. Until it closes at 11 p.m., December 31, the online payment website will be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week except when down for maintenance. It is recommended that online payments be made before 5 p.m. on December 31 to avoid maintenance concerns.
For payments made online, please print your Official Paid Tax Receipt at the time of your payment to insure that you have completed your transaction. Submitting a web payment with incorrect or invalid account or routing numbers will result in your payment failing to clear your financial institution, possibly rejected by your bank after the delinquency date.
Payments which fail to clear your financial institution will not be considered as paid on time once resubmitted with a valid form of payment. Such failed payments may accrue returned item bank fees charged by the County as well as interest, penalties, and fees if the valid resubmitted form of payment is received after the delinquency date.