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PAYMENT AGREEMENTS

GUIDELINES FOR PAYMENT AGREEMENTS

Individuals who wish to set up a payment agreement with the City Tax Office must meet these requirements.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements you can continue to make payments without a formal contract. However, this will not prevent the City from exercising its option to proceed with legal action, if necessary, to collect delinquent taxes. Our office will accept any payment you wish to make towards your balance.

The following Payment Plans are offered:

  1. ESCROW PLANS
    • Make payments in advance towards next year’s taxes
    • Monthly payments are based on current year levy divided by months remaining until September
    • May not have any delinquent amounts due.
     
  2. CURRENT YEAR TAXES PAYMENT CONTRACT
    • Must have a minimum current year balance due of $1,000
    • Must make a down payment of 20% of Personal Property amount due and/or 10% of Real Property amount due
    • Maximum contract length is 9 months for BPP and 12 months for real property
    • Citizens who defaulted on a contract last year are not eligible for a contract this year
    • Contracts are processed from February through March 31 for Personal Property and February through June 30 for Real Property
     
  3. HOMESTEAD CONTRACT
    • Account must have a Homestead Exemption.
    • Customer has not had an agreement with the Assessor in the past 24 months
    • Term of contract can be up to 24 months
     
  4. OVER-65/DISABILITY QUARTERLY PAYMENT PLANS
    • Citizens, who have been granted an El Paso Central Appraisal District Over-65 exemption or a Social Security Disability exemption, qualify to pay current year taxes in 4 equal payments. Payment deadlines are:
      Jan 31, March 31, May 31, July 31
    • Failure to meet payment deadlines will result in forfeiture of the agreement and imposition of state-mandated delinquent tax penalties and interest.
For more information, contact:
citytaxoffice@elpasotexas.gov or 915-212-0106
 
  1. DELINQUENT AMOUNTS CONTRACT
    • Requires down payment of 1/3 of total amount due (Taxes, P&I, Collection Fee)
    • Maximum contract length of 6 months (Non-Homestead) or 12 months (Homestead)
    • Business Personal Property contracts are processed after April 1st
    • Real Property contracts are processed after July 1
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For more information, contact:
Delgado, Acosta, Spencer, Linebarger and Perez, LLP at 915-533-6637 or 915-545-5481

 



2013 property taxes are due and may be paid from today through Friday January 31, 2014, but we recommend payment well before January 31 to avoid delinquent penalties caused by unforeseen circumstances.  The backside of your tax statement provides information regarding multiple payment sites and payment options. If you have any questions/comments or require additional information  beyond what is provided on our website and/or tax statement, please e-mail us at citytaxoffice@elpasotexas.gov.

Thank you.
David Childs
Tax Assessor/Collector

Reminder

REMINDER, JANUARY 31ST IS THE LAST DAY TO PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAXES.

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