First Half 2018 Real Estate Tax Bills in the Mail, Due February 15

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On behalf of Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE, please see the attached news release announcing that first half 2018 real estate tax bills will be mailed beginning Friday, January 18, 2019.  The closing date for payment will be Friday, February 15, 2019, with the exception of military personnel.  Property taxes are deferred for military reservists who are on active duty.

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Sarah Hegnauer
Deputy Fiscal Officer
Summit County Fiscal Office
Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE
175 S. Main St., Akron 44308
Phone: (330) 643-8472
Fax: (330) 643-2622
Email: shegnauer@summitoh.net    
http://FiscalOffice.summitoh.net
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Akron, Ohio, January 16, 2019 – Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise CPA, CFE has announced that first half 2018 real estate tax bills will be mailed beginning Friday, January 18, 2019.  The closing date for payment will be Friday, February 15, 2019, with the exception of military personnel.  Property taxes are deferred for military reservists who are on active duty.  Applications can be obtained by calling 330-643-2641 or visiting our website at http://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net.

We offer several convenient ways for taxpayers to make payment:

  1. In person:  Payments can be made in-person at the Summit County Fiscal Office, Treasurers Division, 3rd floor of the Ohio Building, 175 S. Main St., Akron 44308. Our office hours are 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
  1. By mail:  Mailed payments must be U.S. postmarked by February 15, 2019 to avoid the statutory 10% penalty for late payment.  A private meter is not valid for establishing the date of payment.
  1. At banks that participate in the Regional Tax Collection System:  A list of participating banks is included on your tax bill.  
  1. Online or by phone:  Tax bills can be paid online or by phone through a secure payment service provided by Official Payments Corporation.  Taxpayers will need their parcel number on-hand.  A nominal service fee will be charged by Official Payments Corporation.  To pay taxes online or by phone, go to http://fiscaloffice.summitoh.net/index.php/on-line-tax-payments.
  1. At a MoneyGram location:  In person cash payments can be made through

MoneyGram, a payment service offered at 35,000 locations nationwide.  MoneyGram

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provides guaranteed same-day transactions.  A nominal service fee will be charged by Official Payments Corporation.  To locate a MoneyGram center, visit www.OfficialPayments.com/locate or call 1-800-MoneyGram.

The Tax Installment Program (TIP) is available to provide assistance to those who are unable to pay their bill in full by the due date.  Homeowners who enroll in this program can avoid late payment penalties.  To be eligible, all taxes and assessments must be current. The deadline to sign up for the Tax Installment Plan is February 15, 2019, also the last day to pay first half 2018 real estate taxes.  Call (330)643-2869 to enroll now.

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