Annual Bill

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Annual Tax Bills - Annual Bills are mailed each year on or before November 1st and identify the taxes due on the first and second installment as well as the total taxes due.

Assessor Identification Number (1234-567-890 12 000) - The Assessor's Identification Number (AIN) is a ten-digit number assigned by the Assessor to each piece of real property in Los Angeles County. The AIN is used on tax bills and correspondence to identify real property. The ten-digit AIN is made-up of a four-digit Map Book Number (1234), a three-digit Page Number (567), and a three-digit Parcel Number (890). The 12 represents the 2012-2013 fiscal year (7-1-2012 to 6-30-2013) and the 000 is a sequence number that the County uses.

General Tax Levy - This tax amount is the general one percent (1%) tax rate levied against every property in the County. The calculation is 1% multiplied by the "Net Taxable Value".

Assessee - The owner of record and mailing on file with the Assessor's office.

Voted Indebtedness - Voter-approved taxes levied against property.

Electric Fund Transfer (EFT) Number - The EFT number is used to make credit card/Visa Debit card payments. To initiate a credit card/Visa Debit card payment call 1(888) 473-0835. However, there are processing fees when paying by credit card/Visa Debit card. Each transaction is limited to $99,999.99.

Direct Assessments - These are additional charges placed on the property tax bills. The charges are not based on Assessor's valuations. Examples of Direct Assessments are charges for sewer maintenance districts, water districts or fire districts. For questions regarding these Assessments, you should contact the Agency. The phone number for each agency is listed on the bill or you can visit the Auditor/Controller's website for a direct assessment listing.

Special Information – This area will provide important information about this bill and will state whether there are any delinquent taxes owed.

Total Taxes Due - This is the total amount due for this bill. This total amount may be paid in full and postmarked prior to the 1st installment due date or paid in two installments. The first installment is due November 1st and is delinquent December 10th. If the first installment is not paid or postmarked by December 10th, a 10% penalty will apply. The second installment is due February 1st and delinquent April 10th. If the second installment is not paid or postmarked by April 10th, a 10% penalty and a $10.00 cost charge will be added to the balance of unpaid taxes. Please be sure to include your payment stub with any payment and write your Assessor's identification number with year/sequence on your check.

Property Location and/or Property Description – The property address and/or legal description.

Current Assessed Value - The Assessor's valuation of the property.

Assessor's Regional Office - This is the address and telephone number to contact for questions regarding the assessed value of the property.

Less Exemption - Exemptions, if any, are deducted from the taxable value.

Returned Check Charge - There is a $50.00 charge for any checks returned by the bank.

Net Taxable Value - The difference between the current/taxable value and exemptions.

2nd Installment Due Date - If you are paying your bill in installments, the second installment must be paid or postmarked by this date or a 10% penalty and a $10.00 cost charge will be added.

2nd Installment - Amount of taxes due for the 2nd installment. Please be sure to include your payment stubs with any payment and write your Assessor's identification number with year/sequence on your check.

Remit Amount - If the 2nd installment is not paid by the due date, remit the amount stated here. Please be sure to include your payment stubs with any payment and write your Assessor's identification number with year/sequence on your check.

Make Checks Payable - Make checks payable to the Los Angeles County Tax Collector and mail to this address. Please be sure to include your payment stubs with any payment and write your Assessor's identification number with year/sequence on your check.

Mail Address Change - To change a mailing address, please check the box and complete the information on the back of the first installment payment stub.

1st Installment Due Date - If you are paying your bill in full, payment must be received or postmarked by this date. If you are paying in installments, the 1st installment must be paid or postmarked by this date or a 10% penalty will be added.

1st Installment - Amount of taxes due for the 1st installment. Please be sure to include your payment stubs with any payment and write your Assessor's identification number with year/sequence on your check.

Remit Amount - If the 1st installment is not paid by the due date, remit the amount stated here. Please be sure to include your payment stubs with any payment and write your Assessor's identification number with year/sequence on your check.

Make Checks Payable - Make checks payable to the Los Angeles County Tax Collector and mail to this address. Include your payment stubs with your payment and write your Assessor's identification number and the year/sequence number on your check.