A-Bay in February; a great escapeÂ from the reality ofÂ property taxes
Ahh! So, we’re all very busy this time of year and it’s easy to let a “dreaded tax bill” slip by!Â For most counties in Hawaii,Â 2nd half real property taxes were due February 20. However, I have a property tax bill from “Hawaii County,” (Big Island) right in front of me and it looks like we’ve been given a breakÂ dueÂ toÂ the holiday weekend, President’s Day!
The Hawaii county billÂ indicates a payment due date of 2/22/11. I “assume” that the other counties have also modified their due dates because of the holiday weekend, but no one isÂ thereÂ on this 3-day weekendÂ to verify this assumption!
Now…don’t panic!Â Many of you may have a loan where the lender makes theÂ real property tax payment.Â So, if that’s the case,Â you’re lucky it hasÂ already been sent! However, if you paid cash or have no mortgage service for some reason, be sure to get those payments postmarked by February 22 to avoid penalties and interest. Now, onto more uplifting things on my agenda today…like aÂ jog on the beach at A-bay!! A hui hou!
For “fun” and more information about real property taxes for several of the major islands, contact me and check out the following websites: