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Commissioners extend property tax deadline

Lycoming County taxpayers, many of whom face financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, were given an extension to file their real estate taxes Tuesday.

Commissioners approved a resolution to extend the face value period for payment of real estate taxes to Aug. 31.

“This is basically our attempt to try to help people deal with some of the cash flow problems that they’re having due to this,” Commissioner Rick Mirabito said.

Nevertheless, the treasurer reported the county remains on target for what it typically would have in taxes at this time.

This is to help out our small and large businesses, and anyone else who may have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, Mirabito said.

Mirabito noted how the decision is not arrived at without some impact.

“It affects the computer system,” he said.

Commissioner Tony Mussare said commissioners remain concerned about those taxpayers who are out of work.

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