Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang and Tax Collector Joseph Kelly have provided guidance to property owners in the wake of the federal tax bill passed by Congress this week.
We have received a number of inquiries from property owners who wish to “pre-pay” property taxes prior to January 1, 2018, when a cap in the dollar amount of state and local taxes that may be deducted for federal income tax purposes is due to take effect as a result of the tax bill.
Property owners who wish to pay the second installment of the 2017-2018 property tax bill before January 1 may do so this month.
Payment options are as follows:
PAY ONLINE – To make payments online, go to lacountypropertytax.com, and select “Pay Online” under “Payment Options.” There is no charge for eCheck payments. You may also pay online by using a credit card or Visa Debit card. Please note that there is a service fee charged on all credit/debit card payments.
PAY OVER THE TELEPHONE – Credit cards and Visa Debit card payments are accepted over the telephone. Please note that there is a service fee charged on all credit/debit card payments. To pay by telephone, call toll-free 1(888) 473-0835.
BY MAIL – Please include the payment stub from the bill and mail to the “Los Angeles County Tax Collector,” PO Box 54018, Los Angeles, CA 90054-0018.
PAY IN PERSON – Cash, check, money order and cashier’s check are accepted at 225 North Hill Street, First Floor Lobby, Los Angeles 90012, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Los Angeles County holidays.
Important notes: Property owners may not pre-pay their 2018-2019 property taxes in December 2017. The 2018-2019 property tax bills against which these pre-payments would be credited will not be generated and mailed until September/October 2018.
The Assessor does not accept payments; this is solely a function of the Tax Collector. Any payments submitted to the Assessor will be returned.
For additional details, please call the Los Angeles County property tax information line at 888-807-2111.