Tax collector to grant penalty relief

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The San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Ensen Mason announced his full support for waiver of penalties on late property tax payments for most taxpayers in the County. Taxpayers qualifying for relief include homeowners who qualify for the Homeowners’ Tax Exemption and qualified small businesses.


“The coronavirus pandemic has hurt everyone in California one way or another, and my heart goes out to all who are suffering,” said Mason. “Tax Collectors are bound by law and cannot move the April 10 property tax deadline.” The April 10 deadline must be met for hundreds of schools and other local government entities to receive the funds they need to keep operating.


Mason plans to grant waivers on penalties for property owners with qualified real property and qualified small businesses to help them through these difficult economic times as far as the law allows, which is June 30. Taxpayers may call the Tax Collector’s Office at (909) 387-8308 if they have questions. Tax payments can be paid over the phone, online by visiting, or by mailing a check to 268 W. Hospitality Lane, First Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0360.