First Installment of 2018/2019 Annual Secured Property Taxes
The County of Santa Clara’s Department of Tax and Collections Department has mailed out the 2018-19 property tax bills, to all property owners at the addresses shown on the tax roll. Department representatives remind the public that tax payments are due on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Click here to read the full document.
Payments made to the Department of Tax and Collections are processed within 3-5 days of receipt.
The Department of Tax and Collections does not report payment history to any taxing authority. Please contact the IRS or your tax preparer for questions you may have regarding your Income Tax returns.
Note: The postmark date is used to determine the timeliness of the payment based on the tax installment delinquency date.
What does the Lien Date mean on my bill?
There is a lien for taxes on each property as of January 1st. This is a statutory lien, not a recorded lien. Per California Revenue & Taxation Code 2192: Lien Date "Except as otherwise specifically provided, all tax liens attach annually as of 12:01 a.m. on the first day of January proceeding the fiscal year for which the taxes are levied".
Why is my property tax payment being sent to the City of Industry?
Some of our payments are now being processed through a payment processing vendor. The payments that are sent to the City of Industry payment processing facility are: SECURED BILLS (These include Secured Annual and Secured Escape Bills) and SUPPLEMENTAL BILLS (These include regular Supplemental bills and Supplemental Recoup bills). For your convenience, please use the courtesy return envelope included with your bill. Click here for more information.
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