Early tax payment deadline is today

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

FORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office is offering a 1 percent discount to residents who pay their property taxes by 5 p.m. Thursday. Property taxes become delinquent if not paid by March 31.

Payment options include submitting an e-check at www.OkaloosaTax.com or dropping off payment at any Okaloosa tax office location. The Crestview office is at 302 N. Wilson St. No. 101.

Florida statutes provide for early payment discounts between November and February. The largest discount — 4 percent — is available to those who pay their property taxes in November.

The smallest discount is the 1 percent February discount.

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