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LUZERNE — Tax collector John Lohman announces 2013 Wyoming Valley West School District taxes will be issued July 29 with the millage set at 14.15 mills.


The rebate period runs through Sept. 26. The face period is between Sept. 27 and Nov. 25. The penalty period is between Nov. 26 and Dec. 31.


Payments can be made at the Luzerne Borough Building, 144 Academy St. Office hours during the rebate period are 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The building is handicap accessible.


Property owners with escrow accounts should forward their tax bill to their financial institution. If a bill is not received by Aug. 15, call 570-288-9640, or send email to luzborotax@aol.com. The entire bill must be presented for a receipt if paying by mail or in person. Payments made by mail should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if a receipt is requested.


If using the installment plan, the first payment is due by Aug. 27; the second, Oct. 11; the third, Nov. 25. Initial payments made after Aug. 27 are not eligible for the installment plan. There is no discount given under the installment plan. A 10 percent penalty is added to installment payments received after their respective due dates. Taxpayers delinquent more than 10 days on all installment payments are ineligible for this option in the following school year.


Residents are also reminded that 2013 county/municipal real estate and municipal per capita taxes are accepted at penalty value through Dec. 31.


LUZERNE — Residents are reminded that garbage stickers for July through December are on sale at Gerrity’s Supermarket in the Luzerne Shopping Center. Residents without the current sticker properly displayed by July 23 will not have their trash removed.


SWOYERSVILLE — Tax collector Nancy Keating announces 2013 school tax bills will be mailed during the last week of July, with the discount period ending Sept. 26.


The tax office reopens from 6 to 8 p.m. July 29. Hours for collection during the discount period are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.


If paying by mail and requesting a receipt, send the complete bill with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. A mail slot is available for payments 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the borough building.


For appointments for home collection, leave a message at 570-718-1999. Property owners not receiving a bill or receiving one in error should contact the tax office.


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