'Pre-Payment' Now an Option for Tax Bills

The Will County treasurer's office has started a new program in which property owners can pay their tax bills in advance of actually receiving them in order to better budget.

If coming up with several thousand dollars at the end of May and again in early September to pay your property taxes keeps you awake at night, the Will County treasurer's office has a solution that might help.

For 2012 taxes paid in 2013, property owners can make pre-payments in advance of the first due date until March 31, according to a media release from county Treasurer Steve Weber.

“People are trying their best to manage their money during this tough economy,” Weber said in the release. “I want to help people manage how much and how often they pay taxes by allowing pre-payments.”

Under the Property Tax Pre-Payment Program, property owners can pre-pay next year’s levy now. There is no pre-determined amount required to be in the program. Owners can pay multiple, future installments through March 31, 2013.

“We will apply whatever amount the owner pre-pays towards next year’s levy,” Weber said. “Their tax bill next May will reflect the pre-paid amount, and my staff will mail receipts for each payment.

If the property owner overpays, a refund will be issued. There is a $2 processing fee charged for every pre-payment made.

Pre-payments can be made in person at the treasurer’s office in the , 302 N. Chicago St., , or by mail.

For more information, call 815-740-4675.

Reader July 30, 2012 at 04:28 PM
They are going to charge you to get your money early and earn interest on it! NICE!!
Lisa S. July 30, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Yeah...I found that to be a little shady too. You'd think they'd at least waive the fee to take your money early!


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