Renew Your Vehicle Registration Here on Our Official Website!

A Florida company accused of charging drivers unnecessary fees has now agreed to make changes after a state investigation. When renewing your vehicle registration, use our official website here at www.AlachuaCollector.com to avoid extra fees.

Click here for the full story: https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/website-charging-florida-drivers-crazy-service-fees-agrees-to-make-changes-after-investigation/842526571

 

Alachua County Tax Collector’s Office Closed Monday, September 3rd.

The office will be closed on Monday, September 3rd for the Labor Day Holiday. Our normal business hours will resume the following day from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Have a happy and safe Labor Day!

 

Tools for Schools; Helping Teachers and Children in Our Community.

Once again our team has come together to provide assistance to another local organization in need! The Alachua County Tax Collector’s office participated as a local drop off center for the Alachua County Tools for Schools campaign. Tools For Schools is a reusable resource center located in Alachua County, Florida, providing new and gently used educational supplies to Alachua County Public School teachers at no cost. The Tax Collector’s office raised over $400 in cash and supplies combined. Many thanks to all who donated to help the teachers and children in Alachua County.

Alachua County Tax Collector’s Office Closed July 4th, in observance of Independence Day.

The Alachua County Tax Collector’s office will be closed on July 4th (Wednesday) in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen the next day during normal business hours from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Please have happy and safe holiday!

Tax Collector Office Closed on Monday, May 28th, in Observance of Memorial Day.

The Alachua County Tax Collector’s office will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open Tuesday during our normal business hours.

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Congrats 2018 Management Academy Graduates!

Congratulations to our newest graduates of the Alachua County Management Academy: Angie, Diana and Rebecca. These ladies spent 8 hours a week for 7 weeks improving their leadership and management skills and learning to promote a more efficient, positive workplace. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! We are proud of you!

 

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Angie

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Rebecca

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Diana

HOME Magazine- The Gift of Life

The Alachua County Tax Collector’s office encourages residents to, give the gift of life by registering to become and organ and tissue donor. For more information on the importance of organ and tissue donation, check out this article published by HOME Magazine: https://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=486072#{%22issue_id%22:486072,%22page%22:70}

To register visit: https://www.donatelife.net/register/

Tax Collector’s Office Closed On February 19th for In-Service Training.

The Tax Collector’s Office will be closed on President’s day February 19th, for in-service training. We will re-open the following Tuesday during our normal business hours from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Tax Collector’s Office Closed on Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

The Tax Collector’s office will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, during our normal business hours from 8:30am to 4:30pm. You may view and pay your property tax bill, auto registration, or make an appointment here on our website.

2018 Property Tax Prepayment Not Allowed Under Florida Law

Income Tax 101: What the New Federal Income Tax Law Means for Alachua County Property Owners

Currently, property owners can deduct property tax payments from their federal taxable income. However, the new federal income tax law includes a $10,000 limit on property tax deductions for 2018 income taxes. Many property owners are calling and visiting our offices to ask about prepaying 2018 property taxes now.

  1. Property owners cannot prepay 2018 property taxes in 2017. While many financial advisors recommend prepaying 2018 property taxes now, this is not allowed in Florida. Florida law allows tax collectors to begin collecting 2018 taxes on November 1, 2018. Taxpayers who sign up for the 2018 installment plan – splitting property taxes into quarterly payments – begin paying slightly earlier, with the first installment accepted in June 2018. For more information, click here to read Florida Statute 197.333.
  2. Haven’t paid 2017 property taxes? Pay by December 31 to deduct your 2017 property taxes from your 2017 income taxes. In addition, property owners will receive a 3 percent discount on property tax bills paid in December. The discount drops to 2 percent in January and 1 percent in February. There is no discount for property taxes paid in March. The deadline to pay 2017 property taxes is March 31, 2018.
  3. Pay property taxes online. Tax collector offices are especially busy the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Avoid lines by paying 2017 property taxes online here.

*Further questions regarding the new federal income tax law should be directed to your tax adviser.