Originally published by Times of San Diego, a San Diego Online News Association member
Photo, Wikimedia Commons: The historic San Diego County administration building.
December 19, 2017 (San Diego) -- San Diego County residents worried about losing tax deductions may get a little reprieve by paying their full property tax bill before Jan. 1, when the new Republican-sponsored tax reform takes effect.
The second installment of the county’s annual property tax bill for 2017 is due on Feb. 1, 2018, and will become delinquent if unpaid after April 10. However, if you pay the second installment before Jan. 1, any deduction would apply to your 2017 tax bill.
The federal tax reform bill that is expected to pass both houses of Congress on Tuesday caps deductions for local property and state income taxes at $10,000, and many San Diego residents pay more.
While 2017 property taxes can be paid in full before the end of the year, county Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister‘s office advises that you cannot pay now for future years.
More information about early payment is available on the treasurer-tax collector’s website.