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Software problems delay delivery of Howard property tax bills

County hopes to send all bills by end of the week

By Amanda Yeager, ayeager@tribune.com

11:40 AM EDT, July 10, 2013

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An issue with software used to generate property tax forms will delay the delivery of 83,000 semi-annual bills in Howard County, county officials said.

Programmers are working to fix the problem and the county hopes to get the bills in the mail by the end of the week, according to Howard County spokesman Mark Miller.

Miller said the discount deadline for property owners who receive their bill late will be extended until August. The extension will be adjusted based on when the bill is mailed.

Miller said 15,000 annual property tax bills were mailed today. The 70-75,000 property bills that are paid electronically through escrow accounts will not be affected, he said.

Miller noted that all property tax bills have been online since July 1. Property owners can view and pay their bills at the following link: https://howardcountymd.munisselfservice.com/citizens/RealEstate/Default.aspx?mode=new.