Bill Pay Service Provider
County residents that use their personal computers to make electronic payments directly from their bank account via bill pay service providers should allow sufficient time for your payment to arrive in the County’s bank account on or before midnight of the due date. Consult your bill paying service for their recommended number of days for payments to reach the County. The Code of Virginia, Title 58.1-9(B) requires that:
“When remittance of a tax payment is made by electronic funds transfer, receipt of funds available for withdrawal, in a bank account designated to receive such payments by the person to whom such payment is required to be made, on or before midnight of the day such payment is required to be made without penalty or interest, shall constitute payment as if such payment had been made before the close of business on the last day on which such tax may be paid without penalty or interest.”
Therefore, unless your electronic payment is received in the County’s bank account on or before the tax due date, it is considered late under the Virginia Code and the County is required to add a 10% late payment penalty.
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