What Is the Meaning of a Letter to Vacate Issued By the Tax Department?

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If a letter to vacate has been issued by the tax department, it could mean that you haven't been paying your property taxes. Learn about the meaning of a letter to vacate issued by the tax department with help from a registered real estate broker in this free video clip.

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This is Cathy McClellan. I’m a licensed Florida real estate broker, as well as a certified building contractor in Panama City, Florida, with Today’s Homes Real Estate. Our topic for discussion today is, what could it possibly mean if you’re issued a letter by your tax department telling you to vacate your property? Could it be that you haven’t paid your property taxes? In the state that I live in, property taxes are due on an annual basis, usually at the end of the year. Typically, they give you a certain amount of time in which to pay these taxes. If you don’t pay the taxes on your personal property, then they can issue what’s called a tax certificate. Someone will come in and buy the tax certificate and hope that you don’t pay your property taxes. So, if you don’t pay your property taxes within that certain allotted time, you stand to lose your property. They do issue these tax certificates, there are people there waiting for you not to pay your property taxes, and if you don’t they’re going to be there to take your home from you. If, in fact, you have not paid your property taxes, you will be receiving a letter to vacate the property, issued by your state tax department. I hope you find this helpful. This is Cathy McClellan, until next time.


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