Property tax deadline extended

LIHU‘E – To lessen the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the County of Kaua‘i has extended the deadline to pay property taxes to November 18, 2020.

Pursuant to Kaua‘i County Code 5A-1.2(13), the Director of Finance has the authority by the County Charter to waive penalty and interest to property taxes for a maximum of 90 days. In order to grant the maximum deferral, the normal August 20, 2020, deadline is now extended to Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

To ensure that payment is made in full by November 18, 2020, taxpayers are highly encouraged to make installment payments leading up to the due date.

To promote early payment, fees for online credit card and e-check payments are being temporarily waived by the County until September 30, 2020. Therefore, the public is highly encouraged to submit payments via this online service at https://kauairpt.ehawaii.gov. Payments can also be made by mail, in person, or at the drop-box located outside of the Kapule Building at the Lihu‘e Civic Center. Please make checks payable to the Director of Finance.

No appointments are necessary to visit Real Property Collections, but access to the Kapule 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, remote payment options as described above are preferred.

Failure to pay real property taxes in full by Wednesday, November 18, will result in a 10% penalty, as well as 12% interest per year.

For more information, please visit www.kauaipropertytax.com or contact real property collections at 241-4272 or by email at rpc@kauai.gov.

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