Tax Collector’s Office Mailing Local Business Tax Receipt Renewal Notices

LBTR SampleLocal Business Tax Receipt Renewal Notices will be mailed to Alachua County business owners the week of July 8th.  This year, when business taxes are paid, owners will need to go online and print their Local Business Tax Receipts.  If you are unable to print the Business Tax Receipt, please notify our office and we’ll be happy to print and mail the Business Tax Receipt to the owner.

When paying by credit card or e-check via our website, you will be able to print your own Local Business Tax Receipt to display at your place of business as soon as your payment is made.  If you pay by mail, please give us five business days to receive and process your payment.  After the fifth business day, visit our website and print your Local Business Tax Receipt for display.  In an effort to be more fiscally responsible, and to provide you with online printing capabilities, we believe this new process will help business owners as well as our office.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Local Business Taxes, please contact our office at (352) 264-6968.

Tax Certificate Auction Site is Online

The 2015 Alachua County Tax Certificate Sale is now accepting registrations and bids. The deadline to submit an online deposit for participation in the sale is Thursday, May 21, at 4:45 p.m. EDT. After this time, all deposits must be arranged to be submitted directly with the Tax Collector’s Office by contacting 352-264-6968.

The website address is www.bidalachua.com.

Tax Collector’s Office Featured in the Gainesville Sun

The Gainesville Sun published an article highlighting how our office utilizes technology to reduce wait times for our customers.  The article details the time management system our office uses called “Q-Flow” to track the flow of customers in and out of our lobbies, making their experience as quick and efficient as possible.

 

Read the article here –> Tax Collector uses tech to reduce office wait times

 

 

 

 

Tax Collector Overhauls Registration Renewals

The Tax Collector’s Office mailed out newly redesigned Registration Renewal Notices today.  According to John Power, Tax Collector, the design will reflect the office’s Mission to serve the public with innovation and fiscal responsibility.

 

“We redesigned this document in-house to save taxpayer dollars and to make it more appealing to the eye of the customer,” said Power.  “We want your renewal to be clean, modern, and easily understood.  I’m really proud of our team for making these changes and modernizing this form.”

 

The updated renewals will reflect the office’s new brand and logo.  Registration Notices are sent out in the month prior to the owner’s birth month.

 

 

Study Up! Tougher Driver License Exams are Here

The Gainesville Sun published an article highlighting tougher State of Florida driver license exams.  Tax Collector John Power, encourages test takers to thoroughly study as the exam is very challenging.  Please click the following link to read the article:

Gainesville Sun Article

Driver License Handbook Download

 

Tax Collector Launches New Site

The Tax Collector’s Office announced today that it has launched a new website and brand identity.  According to the Tax Collector’s Director of Technology and Organizational Development, Shane Sapp, the site more closely reflects the culture and direction of the organization.

“This new website demonstrates our dedication to our mission, vision, and values.  It is more than a website launch, it’s the unveiling of a whole new brand identity for us,” said Sapp, “We want the public to know that we are not just a ‘typical’ government agency.  We are innovative, we value professionalism, and we want to reach beyond the preconceived notions about government and provide an experience online and in-person that is second to none.”

The site displays a modern, clean, and organized look while expanding on the information provided to the public.  It also features a responsive design which allows for customers on mobile devices and desktop computers alike to share the same experience.

“We are incredibly proud of this new site and our brand identity,” Sapp commented, “This is truly state-of-the-art, and we couldn’t be more excited!”

Tax Collector Raises Almost $9000 for United Way

The Alachua County Tax Collector’s Office raised almost $9000 in this year’s United Way Campaign, a new record for the organization.  “We had incredible support this year, and came up with a new and innovative fundraising campaign to really get our staff involved,” said Linda Power, Human Resources Administrator.

The $8,955 raised this year by the organization is a $1,100 increase from last year, and a $2,500 increase from 2012.

More information on the United Way of North Central Florida can be found on their website, www.unitedwayncfl.org.

Tax Collector’s Office Closed for Martin Luther King Day

The Tax Collector’s Office will be closed on Monday, January 19th for Martin Luther King day.  Please enjoy your holiday!