Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an order Monday, March 16, directing the Department of Revenue to provide flexibility on tax due dates to help those affected by COVID-19. Thursday, March 26, Jim Zingale, Department of Revenue executive director, issued an emergency order to extend the final due date for property tax payments for the 2019 tax year. The order applies to all 67 Florida counties.
Property tax is normally due by March 31 in the year following the year the taxes are assessed. The Department waives the due date so that payments remitted by April 15, 2020, for the 2019 tax year will be considered timely paid. Property tax returns for railroad, railroad terminal, private car and freight line and equipment company property are normally due by April 1. Returns will be timely filed if filed by April 15, 2020.
Property taxpayers who have additional questions should contact their county tax collectors. Railroad and private car line companies with additional questions may contact the Department at DORPTO@floridarevenue.com.