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Penalty And Interest Fees Waived For Some Las Cruces Area Taxpayers

Jul 1, 2020

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Doña Ana County Treasurer Eric L. Rodriguez announced today that his office will waive penalty and interest fees from property tax payments made after May 10, for accounts that meet certain qualifications.

“We have been waiting for state legislation to pass so that our office can legally provide some relief to Doña Ana County taxpayers who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Rodriguez said.

House Bill 6 provides such a relief by temporarily waiving penalty and interest for the second half of the 2019 tax liabilities on accounts that were current before May 10, 2020. The bill also provides significant relief and support measures for individuals, businesses and local governments, throughout the state.

Qualified taxpayers will not receive penalty or interest on their balance until May 10, 2021. “Our office will be working hard to identify residents who already paid the fees and qualify for this waiver.  We will credit their accounts and apply it to their 2020 tax liability,” Rodriguez said.

Residents who were unable to pay property taxes on time are encouraged to contact the County Treasurer’s office at 575-647-7433. For more information about the fee waiver, please visit www.donaanacounty.org/treasurer.

For more information about Doña Ana County, please visit www.donaanacounty.org.