According to a press release, the corrected bills will be mailed by the end of the month, and the county anticipates that the difference between the two bills will be very small for the vast majority of taxpayers.
Any payments already made toward the 2012-2013 year will be accepted, according to the press release.
If both installment payments have already been made, and the corrected amount is less than that sum, a refund will be mailed. If only the first installment has already been paid, and the corrected amount is different, the second installment will be adjusted accordingly.
The due date has not and will not change, and remains the same as previous years: Nov. 1, 2012, according to the release. Payments received or postmarked after Dec. 10, 2012, will be considered delinquent.
”We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused Humboldt County taxpayers,” Auditor-Controller Joe Mellett said in the release. “We are moving as quickly as possible to correct the situation and to ensure this does not happen again.”