No deductions, but Hurricane Ian may mean grace period for Lee and Collier taxpayers

Lee and Collier county property owners will receive their property tax bills starting this this week, ripping off a bandage against the background ...

November 27, 2022
4:34 AM

Lee and Collier county property owners will receive their property tax bills starting this this week, ripping off a bandage against the background of monumental damage to property lying in Southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian. The bills an undisputable affirmation of the types of damage inflicted by nature on buildings and grounds as well as the wallets. Tax bills are based on property — the land, the fixtures, the buildings — as it was on Jan. 1, 2022. Hurricane Ian tore out land and building values that had rebounded from the last major hurricane five years ago.

Bill Smith