Ventura County Tax Collector can’t extend Property Tax Deadline

SECURED PROPERTY TAX DEADLINES AND TAX COLLECTOR UPDATES FOR COVID-19

SECURED TAXES ARE DELINQUENT AFTER APRIL 10,     2020: Steven Hintz, Ventura

County Treasurer-Tax Collector, announced that April 10th deadline for Secured property tax bills is still in effect. The 2nd installment of the 2019/20 Annual Secured property tax bill is due as of February 1st and will become delinquent if not paid on or before April 10th . The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office does not have the authority to extend the payment deadline of April 10th and all payments received after this date will be assessed a late payment penalty.

OFFICE HOURS AND LOCATIONS: Pursuant to the Ventura County Board of Supervisor’s instructions on March 17, 2020, the Government Center Offices will be closed to the public effective March 18, 2020 until at least April 1, 2020, to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Because of this , our public counters will not be open at 800 South Victoria Avenue , Ventura, CA 93009. Additiona lly, The Tax Collector’s East County Satellite Office at 625 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 , will not be in operation this tax season. To keep advised on current statuses, our website will be continuously updated. Please visit www.venturapropertytax.org.

WAYS TO PAY:

At this time, the secured tax information for Fiscal Year 2019-20 is available online for inquiry or payments. Payments can be made in the following fashions:

Online – Payments may be made online at www.VenturaPropertyTax.org with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted) or electronic check. Processor’s convenience fees will apply including $1.50 per eCheck transaction and 2.15% per credit card transaction.

USPS Postmarked Mail – Payments should be remitted to the Tax Collector’s payment processor at PO Box 51179, Los Angeles, CA 90051-5479. Payments may also be mailed to the Tax Collector’s main office at 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009-1290. Check, cashier’s checks and money orders are accepted. The timeliness of mailed payments is measured by U.S. Postal Service cancellation mark.

PENALTY WAIVERS AFfER APRIL 10TH: After April 10th, the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office will consider written requests for waiver oflate-payment penalties on a case by case basis, with proven significant economic hardship, directly caused by the Covid-19 situation. The Cancellation of Penalty form will be available on our website after April 10th.

QUESTIONS? Contact our office by email at [email protected] Call us at (805) 654- 3744. Visit our website at venturapropertytax.org.


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6 Responses to Ventura County Tax Collector can’t extend Property Tax Deadline

  1. Steven Hintz March 25, 2020 at 7:17 am

    As Ventura County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector, I can tell you that I do NOT disagree with Controller Yee. She makes it clear that neither I nor the Board of Supervisors has the authority to change the deadline. After the deadline, I will review applications for waiver of late payment penalties, based on economic hardship caused directly by the COVID-19 contagion. The Governor or the legislature have the power to change the deadline, and they may take action.

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  2. Citizen Reporter March 22, 2020 at 11:34 am

    “While the California Franchise Tax Board, which I chair, has the legal authority to extend filing and payment deadlines for income taxes, I do not have authority over county property tax collection,” explained Controller Yee. “However, each county treasurer tax-collector has the power to waive penalties and interest for late payments due to circumstances beyond the taxpayer’s control. It is my expectation that county leaders will consider exercising those powers.”

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  3. Martin Workens March 21, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    C’mon Man.
    There is somebody who can make this decision!
    Is the county treasurer a elected position?

    All other taxes in USA have been postponed.

    Remember this guy on Election Day.

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    • Steven Hintz March 25, 2020 at 7:24 am

      Yes, Mr. Workens. Please remember me on Election Day. I am the guy who opened an office in Thousand Oaks to serve the East County. I am the guy who negotiated the contracts that reduced the credit card service fee. I am the guy who led the program to bring property tax relief to victims of the Thomas and Woolsey fires. I am the guy who saved $250,000 per year in salary costs by personally managing the County investment program. I am the guy who personally reviews every application for relief from late penalty payments. Yup, Mr. Workens, remember me on Election Day.

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  4. Citizen Reporter March 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    “Ventura County Tax Collector can’t extend Property Tax Deadline”

    Then what has he done to get Supervisors to extend it?

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    • Steven Hintz March 25, 2020 at 7:26 am

      As you well know, the Board of Supervisors has no authority to extend the deadline. What I have done is to assure them, and you, that I will review every application for a waiver of late payment penalties based on economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 contagion.

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