Personal property and machine and tool tax bills for the town of Halifax will be mailed the week of Nov. 16.

Jan. 8 is the due date.

Taxpayers are asked to check each item listed on the tax bill to ensure that it reflects accurately all personal property owned as of Jan. 1, 2020.

If any additions, deletions or adjustments need to be made, call 434-476-3314 to the Halifax County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office which gathers and provides the tax data to all localities, so that these corrections can be forwarded to the town of Halifax.

Taxes can be paid using Paymentus Corporation, a third party automated payment service that accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Electronic Check. This payment method can only be accessed online or by phone using Paymentus.

This system will not be set up for payments in person at Halifax Town Hall.

Payments can be made anytime, any day with Paymentus Corporation.

Paymentus Corporation will charge a convenience fee for each transaction, which covers payment handling and processing charges.

Customers should be ready with the following information:

• For real estate, the 5-digit Parcel ID number located on your billing statement;

• For personal property, the 4-digit Tax ID number located on your billing statement; and

• Your credit card number or your checking account and routing number.

To pay your bill by phone, dial 1-877-489-1674 to call a secure automated telephone payment system, powered by Paymentus Corporation.

To pay your bill online, go to the town of Halifax website http://www.townofhalifax.com, click on the “Pay Online Taxes” bar at the top and go to a secure third party website at Paymentus Corporation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the office is closed to the general public.

However, check or money order payments for the town of Halifax taxes will be accepted at the drop box located outside and to the left of the front door of town hall at 70 S. Main Street in Halifax.

No cash payments are to be left in the drop box.

Deadline for payment of total real estate tax is Saturday, Dec. 5, and personal property tax is due by Friday, Jan. 8.

If a receipt is desired, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope or valid email address.

Payments made after the due dates are subject to 10% penalty and 10% interest per annum.

Also any real estate or personal property taxes not paid after the second notice will have a $15 administration fee added along with a stop being placed on your vehicle registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles, incurring an additional fee of $35.

For information about the tax assessment of property, contact the Halifax County Commissioner of Revenue’s Office at 434-476-3314.