Delinquent tax penalties rise higher on July 1

If you owe delinquent taxes you may want to take steps to make some form of payment to avoid additional penalties that begin July 1.

All county, school and city taxes were due on Jan. 31 and any payment after that point was assessed various penalty and interest that grows incrementally by the month topping out at 15 percent in June.

However, on July 1, the penalty and interest increases to 18 percent, plus an additional 15 percent of the total to defray collections costs.

These percentages apply to all county, school and city taxes across the state. Read the full story and details on payments in the weekend News.