Jan. 2, 2019
Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant encourages taxpayers to pay their property taxes online at www.TravisCountyTax.org before the Jan. 31 deadline.
“The online payment system is available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,” Elfant noted.
Those who pay online receive a paid receipt by email, providing proof of their transaction for their records. It only costs $1 to pay online with an eCheck. Other payment options include PayPal and credit cards.
Property owners have until Jan. 31, 2019, to pay their property taxes without penalty. Those who cannot pay in full and want to set up a payment plan can review their payment options and apply online at TravisCountyTax.org. Owners with a senior, disabled or disabled veteran homestead exemption can sign up to pay taxes in four installments without penalty and interest charges.
The county mailed more than 290,000 tax bills. Property owners are responsible for paying their taxes on time, even if for some reason they did not receive their bill. State law requires penalty and interest charges be added beginning Feb. 1, 2019 on overdue property taxes.
If you have not received your tax bill and/or want to see when your tax bill payment is posted to your account, go to TravisCountyTax.org to search for your account.
If you are one of the county’s 144,121 homeowners who escrow through a mortgage company or lending institution, your mortgage company most likely requested the bill in order to pay your taxes, but you might want to check with the mortgage company to be sure.
Elfant encourages all property owners to sign up online for an eBill in 2019. “The beauty of eBill is no matter where you are – on vacation, out of town for work, an owner who lives out of state or country – we will directly email you your tax bill,” he said. “For those who expect their mortgage company to handle their property tax payment, you can use eBill as a way to know when the property tax bill is out and can monitor your tax bill payment on our website to make sure the mortgage company pays it before any late charges will apply.”