Those who want to use income tax returns or federal stimulus checks to make this summer less stressful may want to look at pre-paying their property taxes.
Montgomery County property tax installments are typically due in July and September, and according to Montgomery County Treasurer Nikki Lohman, there is no penalty to pre-pay, and the process is simple.
“For those who want to pre-pay, the easiest way is to make a payment based on last year’s amount,” Lohman said. “We can also accept any amount of partial payments.”
Those who do make a pre-payment will only be billed for the balance due when tax bills come out, and those who pre-pay more than the amount due will get a refund check when tax bills are mailed.
To make a pre-payment, go to montgomeryco.com, click on the “Treasurer & Collector” link, scroll down to the “Real Estate Pre-Payment Form,” fill it out and bring it along with any pre-payment to the treasurer’s office on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro, or drop the form and payment in the courthouse drop-box.
Remember, though, that pre-payments can only be accepted until the beginning of May.