*Correction: Information updated to reflect delinquent notices sent due to being postmarked after January 1, not due to ability to process.
ST. LOUIS– The St. Louis County Department of Revenue sent out delinquent tax bill notices earlier this month. Since then, the office says it has received a handful of calls from people who say they mailed it in on time.
The office says since it has heard from some individuals who have stated that they mailed their tax payments via the United States Postal Service during the last week of 2020 and have confirmed the bills were not postmarked until after January 1.
The Collector of Revenue is required to follow state statute and therefore tax payments postmarked after January 1 are deemed delinquent.
Missouri state statue also says penalties will be assessed if the tax bill isn’t paid by January 1.
These statutes impact all Collector of Revenue offices across the state and can only be amended at the state level.
The Collector of Revenue’s office has recently made improvements to its website to make sure residents are able to easily view and make their tax payments online. You can check your account online at the St. Louis County Government website.