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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Computer upgrade limits payment options for Milton taxpayers

By Patrick Fox
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Milton residents are in a bit of a squeeze over paying municipal property taxes.

As the Nov. 15 deadline looms, a finance department software upgrade has left the city's website incapable of processing payments online. Complicating matters, City Hall will be closed Nov. 11 and 12 because of the Veterans Day holiday.

That leaves residents who want to pay their city taxes in person only two days -- Wednesday and Monday -- to meet the deadline.

"We’re expecting those taxpayers who waited until the last few days to be surprised they can’t pay online or come in Thursday or Friday," said spokesman Jason Wright.

Residents have other options besides packing City Hall. The city is accepting payments over the phone by calling 678-242-2500 and asking for the revenue office. Residents can also mail their payments postmarked by midnight Monday.

Those who prefer the personal touch can visit City Hall at 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite G. Payment can be made with check, money order, cashiers check or major credit card. Cash is accepted in the exact amount only.

Those who miss the deadline are subject to a 1-percent interest penalty per month. Those tax bills delinquent by more than 90 days are subject to a one-time penalty of 10 percent.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's not an upgrade. Please ask for a refund. Don't pay until they make the system better than it was.