INFORMATION REGARDING EXECUTIVE ORDER N-61-20 AND YOUR PROPERTY TAXES
On May, 6, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-61-20. This Order recognized that many taxpayers have suffered a financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, which has undermined their ability to pay property taxes when those became due. The Order grants the Tax Collector the ability to cancel/suspend penalties for certain taxpayers who can demonstrate that they have suffered an economic hardship due to the pandemic. It states that delinquent penalties, costs, and interest can be canceled (or suspended until May 6, 2021), provided all of the following conditions are satisfied: 1. The property for which the taxes were not paid is either: a. residential real property occupied by the taxpayer (i.e., the taxpayer's primary residence), or b. real property owned and operated by a taxpayer that qualifies as a small business under the Small Business Administration's Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13, Section 121.201; 2. The taxes owed on the property in question were not delinquent prior to March 4, 2020; 3. The taxpayer timely files a claim for relief in a form and manner prescribed by the Tax Collector; and, 4. The taxpayer demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Tax Collector that the taxpayer has suffered economic hardship, or was otherwise unable to tender payment of taxes in a timely fashion, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or any local, state, or federal government response to COVID-19.
Requests for penalty cancellation/suspension under the Governor's Order are only applicable for taxes with a delinquent date from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Any late first installment must be paid, with applicable penalty, at the time this request is submitted. In order to be considered timely, a completed request form, together with required documentation, must be returned to the Amador County Tax Collector on or before June 30, 2020. If penalty cancellation is requested, the form must be accompanied by a check for the full tax amount that was due. Request for penalty cancellation/suspension forms are available, upon request, from the Tax Collector's Office.
INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 AND YOUR PROPERTY TAXES
The Amador County Tax Collector's Office understands and shares the public's anxiety and concern about the impact of the 2020 COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. However, this office (and the County of Amador) cannot legally change the April 10 payment deadline for the second installment of the 2019-2020 secured property taxes. State Law establishes the current deadline of Friday, April 10, 2020. Furthermore, critical local government services and schools, as well as local financial obligations, are dependent upon these scheduled tax revenues. It is extremely important that if you have the resources to pay your taxes that you do so timely.
As you may have heard, the Amador County Administration Center has been closed to the public. However, the Tax Collector's Office remains fully staffed and operational. If you need to contact us, please do so by phone or by email.
The Amador County Tax Collector's Office would like to note that property taxes can be paid online, or over the telephone using the website and telephone number shown on the back of your tax bill. Taxes can also be paid through bill pay at your own bank. They may also be paid by check or money order through the mail. Such mailed payments must be properly addressed and postmarked by April 10, 2020 to avoid late penalties and costs. In addition, a payment drop box is located on the outside wall of the alcove to the immediate left of the main entrance to the County Administration Center. Taxpayers are encouraged to NOT make in person payments in cash. Please use a personal check or obtain a cashier's check or money order and mail as noted above. This will help to minimize the health threat to both you and our employees.
Amador County property tax information is available online. To view your tax information, or print a copy of your property tax bill, select "View Property Tax Bill" from the Menu Options on this page.
Our hope is that all of our residents and taxpayers stay safe and healthy during these uncertain times.
CURRENT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
*Can the County extend the April 10, 2020 delinquent date? Answer: No. Neither the County nor the County Tax Collector has the authority under State Law to extend or postpone the second installment property tax delinquent date of April 10, 2020.
*Can I request a penalty cancellation if I am unable to make a timely payment due to the impacts of COVID-19? Yes. However, a penalty cancellation cannot be requested in advance. After the delinquent date of April 10, 2020, taxpayers unable to pay timely for reasons directly related to COVID-19 may submit an Application for Penalty Cancellation. Application forms will be available, upon request, from the Tax Collector's Office. In order to be considered timely, a completed Application form, together with required documentation, must be returned to the Amador County Tax Collector on or before June 30, 2020.
"The Amador County Treasurer-Tax Collector's mission is to provide a high quality of service through the use of information technology and application of the best business practices in the collection, receipt, investment and security of public monies."
The Treasurer-Tax Collector, in his capacity as County Treasurer, is responsible for the cash management and investment programs of the County, and he acts as the depository for all County, School District and special district funds. In his capacity as County Tax Collector, he is responsible for the billing and collection of property taxes and assessments on the secured and unsecured tax rolls, and for the collection of delinquent taxes under various programs.
Property Tax Payment Options
Pay Your Taxes By Mail (Please review page "Understanding Postmarks")
Mail payments by check or money order to:
Amador County Tax Collector
810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642-2132
Checks or money orders should be made payable to: Amador County Tax Collector. Please do not mail cash.
Pay Your Taxes With Your Credit Card Online or by Telephone
Pay by credit card online or by phone.
Pay Your Taxes Online From Your Checking Account
Pay by electronic check (e-check).
Pay Your Taxes In Person
Make payments by cash, check, money order, credit card or debit card in our office:
Amador County Administration Center
810 Court Street Jackson, CA
For the convenience of taxpayers, a payment drop box is located in the alcove to the immediate left of the main entrance to the County Administration Center.
Need more information?
For information about tax assessments please visit the Assessor's page.
|Address:||810 Court Street. Jackson, CA 95642|
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