LIHU‘E — In continued efforts to alleviate the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic, county officials reminded property owners that the deadline for the second installment of payments of real-property taxes has been extended by 60 days, to Friday, April 23.
To ensure that payment is made in full by then, taxpayers are encouraged to make installment payments leading up to that date.
Property-tax bills were mailed to all owners on record, or to their respective mortgage institutions. A paperless billing option is also available to those who wish to access their bill electronically. Owners may register online by visiting the website located on their bill and by providing their unique eDoc code.
Payments can be made online at kauairpt.ehawaii.gov, by mail, in person, or via a drop box located outside the Kapule Building at the Lihu‘e Civic Center. Checks should be made payable to the Director of Finance.
No appointments are necessary to visit county Finance Department Real Property Tax Billing/Collection division, but access to the Kapule Building lobby will be limited to no more than 10 people at any time in order to adhere to social-distancing guidelines. Therefore, to avoid long wait times, the remote-payment options described may be preferred.
Failure to pay real-property taxes by the due date will result in a 10% penalty, as well as 12% interest per year.
For more information on real-property taxes, call 241-4272 or visit kauaipropertytax.com.
Source: The Garden Island