Carver County reminds about approaching tax deadlines

The Carver County Taxpayer Services Department is responsible for collecting and distributing property taxes for the county, schools, cities and other jurisdictions within its boundaries. Carver County Taxpayer Services Manager, Laurie Engelen, reminds taxpayers that 1st half property tax installment deadlines are approaching.
Your payment must be postmarked on or before the due date to avoid penalties which begin accruing the day after the due date. Please check your tax statement for the correct due date. Property tax due dates this year are as follows:
• May 15th: 1st Half Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes Due
• Sept. 3: 1st Half Manufactured Home Taxes Due
• Oct. 15: 2nd Half Real Estate Due (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Personal Property)
• Nov. 15: 2nd Half Real Estate (Agricultural Property) & Manufactured Home Taxes Due
Carver County has a number of payment methods:
• By mail – must be postmarked by the US Post Office on or before the due date. Please mail payment and stub to Carver County P.O. Box 69 Chaska, MN 55318-0069.
• In person – cash and check payments are accepted at the Taxpayer Services Department located in the Carver County Government Center (600 East 4th Street in Chaska) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Taxpayers should enter at the main entrance of the Government Center located by the Veterans Memorial (Entrance #1).
• 24 hour drop box – located in the main parking lot of the Government Center in Chaska located at 600 East 4th St, Chaska, MN.
• Chanhassen Service/License Center–only available for timely payments. It is located at 7808 Kerber Blvd. in Chanhassen from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday & Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday. Payments may be dropped off at the inside drop box or the drive-thru window. This location is available for payments made between April 29th and May 15th if no receipt is needed.
• On-line at www.co.carver.mn.us – At this time, the online payment feature is only available for current year tax payments. Note: penalty on late tax payments accrues the day following the due date and increases monthly. Delinquent payments cannot be paid on-line. Per Minnesota law, a service fee is applied to each on-line transaction. Service fees are charged and retained by a third-party vendor for on-line payments.
• Payments are considered timely if processed by 11:59 p.m. on the due date. To avoid potential technical problems, pay prior to the due date.
• E-check - $1.20 service fee is applied to each transaction. When paying online, use only an ACH allowed bank account to avoid any bank issues, penalty, and/or additional fees.
• On-line credit and debit card payments – 2.35 percent service fee is applied to the tax amount (minimum fee of $1.20).
• Returned payments – accurately key your account information to avoid returned payments which will result in additional fees and possible penalty.
A penalty is added to the unpaid amount if not received on or before the due date. Penalty rates range from 2 percent to 14 percent. The later the payment, the greater the penalty. Penalty rates can be found on the back of the tax statement.
Tax statements were mailed in March, to the owner of record at that time. To avoid penalty, new owners who purchased property mid-year and did not receive a statement at time of closing are urged to visit the County’s website or contact Carver County Taxpayer Services Department to obtain a copy.
Would you like a reminder two weeks prior to your tax deadline? Email alerts and wireless alerts (text messages) are available. To sign up for a tax payment reminder, visit our website at www.co.carver.mn.us.
If you did not receive a property tax statement or wish to check the status of the tax payment, visit the Carver County web site at www.co.carver.mn.us.
If you have any additional questions or concerns contact Carver County Taxpayer Services Department at (952) 361-1910 or taxsvc@co.carver.mn.us.

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