SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— Business and personal property taxpayers in Santa Clara County now have access to SCC DTAC, a new mobile app launched by the County of Santa Clara Department of Tax and Collections to provide more than 500,000 property owners with convenient access to pay the second installment of their annual secured property tax payments due February 1, 2019.
“Anything we can do to make paying your taxes a little less painful, I’m for it,” said Board President Joe Simitian, a proponent of customer service improvement for taxpayers at the County. “The app gives the public direct and immediate access to the system. It’s a helpful tool for busy folks.”
The mobile app launch coincides with the collection of the second installment of the secured tax bill due February 1, 2019, with a delinquency date of April 10, 2019.
“The SCC DTAC app will fit well in property taxpayers’ financial planning tool kit,” said Supervisor Mike Wasserman. “Whether homeowners are planning their monthly or yearly budget or need to check their installment payment amount quickly, they can now access the information on the new mobile app.”
The new SCC DTAC app, available for iOS (Apple’s App Store) and Android (Google’s Play Store) mobile devices, includes the following features:
- Pay for one or more tax bills for secured or unsecured property.
- Pay tax bills with Credit/Debit card, or eChecks; Payments made by eCheck are free of convenience fees.
- Make partial payments on a tax bill (Note: Currently for secured properties only).
- View list of tax bills due and/or past due, including the ability to view bill details and download bills.
- Save properties as Favorites.
- Save copies of tax bills.
- Provide feedback about the app or DTAC service overall.
- Access using multiple mobile and smart devices such as phones and tablets
“Property taxpayers will be able to review their bills, past payments, and make partial or full payments related to their annual or supplemental bills on our new app,” said Margaret Olaiya, Director of the Department of Tax and Collections. “We encourage taxpayers to transact business with the County using the new convenient option of their mobile and smart devices.”
Once the app is downloaded, property owners will be presented with two options. The first option allows a search for real property by Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) or by property address. Real property includes homes, buildings, or land (a.k.a. secured property). The second option provides property owners of businesses, boats, airplanes, etc. (a.k.a. unsecured property) the ability to search for their property tax obligation by its assessment number or property address. Property owners can use the shopping cart feature to pay for multiple secured and/or unsecured tax bills that are available for their properties.
Property owners who would like more information about paying their taxes can visit the Department of Tax and Collections website at www.sccdtac.org, or contact the DTAC Tax Information Unit at (408) 808-7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They can sign up to receive general email information related to the annual secured tax bill by subscribing to the website.
Information about the mobile app is available at www.sccdtac.org/mobileapp.
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Posted: January 30, 2019