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Delinquent Tangible Personal Property Tax FAQ

1.     I received a letter from your office about a court hearing.  Why?

Tax warrants are issued in June on all unpaid Tangible Personal Property taxes.  The Constitutional Tax Collector applies to the Clerk & Comptroller for an order directing levy and seizure of the property for the amount of unpaid taxes and costs.

2.     What happens if I don’t show up to the court hearing?   

Appearance in court is only to contest the bill.  Appearance is not necessary, as the warrant will get ratified, which grants the Palm Beach County Tax Collector rights to seize and auction assets associated with the bill to satisfy the lien.

3.     I received a letter from the Clerk of Court.  What does “Final Judgment” mean?

Final Judgment grants the Palm Beach County Tax Collector rights to seize and auction assets associated with the bill to satisfy the lien.

4.     I was contacted by a company named Revenue Recovery Services (RRS).  Who are they? 

They are a third-party company that collects delinquent tangible taxes on behalf of the tax collector.

5.     I received a letter form Revenue Recovery about delinquent tangible personal property taxes.  I didn’t know I owed this money.  Is there any way to reduce or remove the penalties and interest on this account?  

No, but there is a payment plan available. Please contact Revenue Recovery Solutions at 561-290-0472.
 

6.     What happens if I don’t pay the delinquent tangible personal property tax bill? 

Your assets will be in jeopardy of being seized for the unpaid taxes and costs.  If the assets have been sold, removed or discarded, the taxpayer is still responsible for the delinquent tax due.

7.     I own a business but I rent the location from my landlord.  Why would I receive this letter from the Clerk of the Court? 

Tangible personal property taxes are assessments on assets used in a business, such as furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, appliances, tools, signs, supplies and leased equipment.  Therefore, if you own or maintain possession of the above type of property, you are liable for the tangible tax.

8.     I just received a letter from the Clerk of the Court and I’m no longer in business.  What should I do? 

If you are in business as of January 1 of the assessment year, you bill is valid and must be paid.  Contact the Property Appraiser’s office for more information at 561-355-2896.

9.     I purchased a business and I received a letter form Revenue Recovery about delinquent tangible taxes.  Why do I have to pay the old owners taxes?    

The tax liability follows the personal property, not the owner.  Contact the Property Appraiser’s office for more information at 561-355-2896.

10.     I went out of business and I received a letter from Revenue Recovery about delinquent tangible taxes.  What should I do? 

Submit payment for the delinquent taxes due or contact Revenue Recovery Solutions at 561-290-0472 for payment options.

 

 

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