It’s property tax paying time for those of us who pay separately from our mortgage payments. I generally pay twice annually, so it’s not such a huge payment.
I read the enclosed flyer about saving steps, stamps, time and trees, so I decided to pay online this year. I accept the fact that now my property tax statement will come to me via e-mail, and that’s fine. I receive a number of other notices online as well.
I went through the payment steps until I got to the final step, that of authorizing the payment and saw that a $48-plus transaction fee would be added.
Whoa! There was no mention of that in the enclosure, and such a fee would add nearly $100 to my property taxes. I bailed out on the spot and decided to save myself the transaction fee rather than the steps, stamps, time and trees.
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Other organizations either absorb credit card transaction fees or charge a nominal fee. Why does Pierce County charge such a stiff fee? I don’t know, but I won’t be paying it in the near future.