Second Installment of the 2021-2022 Annual Secured Property Taxes is Due February 1 and Becomes Delinquent after April 11

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— The County of Santa Clara Department of Tax and Collections (DTAC) representatives remind property owners that the second installment of the 2021-2022 property taxes is due February 1 and becomes delinquent at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022. This date is not expected to change due to COVID-19, however, assistance is available to persons with disabilities.

Residents can view and pay taxes online at www.sccdtac.org. Unpaid property taxes will become delinquent if not paid by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022. At that time, a 10% penalty and a $20 cost will be added to the unpaid balance. California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 2610.5 does not relieve a property owner of the responsibility of making timely payments due to failure to receive a tax bill. If taxpayers do not plan to mail the payment before April 9, we recommend bringing it to a drop box inside the County government building either at 70 West Hedding St. or 852 N. 1st St. in San José, or sending payment by certified mail to ensure it is received by April 11 to avoid penalties. 

Checking Account Payments (eChecks) are free online. The payment process is easy to complete on mobile devices using the SCC DTAC mobile app, or the website. If paying by credit or debit card, a convenience fee is charged by the payment processing company and must be paid by the taxpayer. 

Property Tax Distribution

Property tax distribution details may be viewed at www.wheredotaxesgo.org. The collection of property taxes, especially during this pandemic, is critical for the ongoing support of various essential services, such as public health, fire protection, education, parks, and law enforcement.

Tax Assistance for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

The County mailed a list of available special assessment tax exemptions for seniors and persons with disabilities. The list of cities, schools, and special districts providing these exemptions is available at www.sccgov.org/sa.

Application for the Property Tax Postponement Program offered by the State Controller’s Office is now open for qualified seniors and persons with disabilities. The program’s application period runs through February 10, 2022. Call (800) 952-5661 or email
[email protected] to receive an application. Visit the Property Tax Postponement Program webpage for detailed information.

Partial Payments
Property owners may take advantage of the partial payment program and make multiple partial payments on this installment. Penalties will only be applied to the unpaid portion, after the payment deadline of April 11, 2022.

Paperless Billing

Property owners are reminded to help the environment and go Paperless! This is a convenient and safe way to access property tax-related information, such as the assessed value of the homes, tax bills and payment options, to mention a few. Property owners can subscribe for this service at https://www.sccassessor.org/optin.

Mailed Payments

The purple envelope and second installment stub already provided will direct payment to:

Department of Tax and Collections
PO Box 60534
City of Industry, CA 91716-0534

Should the purple envelope not be available, please mail payments to:

Department of Tax and Collections
70 West Hedding St.
East Wing, 6th Floor
San José, CA  95110-1767

The United States Postal Service (USPS) postmark MUST be April 11, 2022 or earlier, to avoid penalties.  Taxpayers must be able to provide proof of postmark should payment arrive after this due date. Note that USPS postmarks mail depending on the type of postage used and may not postmark mail on the same day it was deposited in a mailbox. 

Property owners who would like additional information about paying their taxes can visit the Department of Tax and Collections’ website www.sccdtac.org or call (408) 808-7900.

 

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Media Contact: María Leticia Gómez / Quan Vu,  Office of Communications and Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119, [email protected]

Posted: January 22, 2022

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