December 31, 2007
Tax payment burning a hole in your pocket?
So there you were Monday, check or cash in one hand, city tax bill in the other, eager (?) to fulfill your civic obligation and pay the damn taxes early for once. You and a steady stream of Racinians.
And City Hall was closed! Nor was there a drop box.
All you wanted to do was pay next year's property tax in 2007, so you can claim them on your income taxes this year, right? Well, don't despair. The flyer taped to City Hall's door says that if you bring the taxes in personally on Wednesday, they'll stamp 'em received in 2007. Doesn't sound legal to us, but maybe the city has a special working relationship with the IRS (wink, wink).
Don't try the postmark trick, though ... the city will take those at face value.