CITY TAXES ARE DUE TODAY. ~ Rebate of 6 Per Cent on Payments in June.

June 1, 1909

Rebate of 6 Per Cent on Payments
in June.

This is the day to begin the payment of taxes to the city treasurer for real estate, personal and merchants' property. Those paying this month will receive a rebate of 6 per cent; next month, 4 per cent and August 2 per cent. There will be no rebates in September, October, or November. December 1 the treasurer turns over to the city comptroller a statement of all personal taxes unpaid, and the city counselor will proceed to collect them.

On the first Monday in November the treasurer is authorized to sell at public sale all property on which city taxes are delinquent. The new city charter reduces the penalty rate on delinquent taxes from 2 per cent to 1 per cent a month, and the sale of real estate for delinquent taxes will now be made to the tax buyer who offers to carry the taxes at the lowest rate of interest, not exceeding 12 per cent per annum. The old charter allowed the tax buyer to add 10 per cent per annum immediately to the amount of his bill and carry the whole amount of 24 per cent per annum. If the property owner paid off the delinquent taxes within a year after the sale, he paid the enormous rate of 34 per cent. Now he will pay no more than 12 per cent.

Delinquent taxes now run for five years after the sale before the deed is given to the purchaser. Under the old charter they run but two years.

Payment of dog licenses is due today, also, and Captain James Kennedy, dog enumerator, feels that he has given sufficient warning to dog owners to save them and himself any unnecessary trouble.