The Hyde County commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night extended the payment deadline to Friday, Jan. 12. 

Because of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday on Monday (Jan. 15), Hyde County government offices will be closed, as will the post office.  So taxpayers will have to pay or have their checks postmarked no later than Friday.

After that, a 2 percent late fee for the month beginning after Friday will be assessed and through the end of January.  The penalty assessment rises to three fourths of 1 percent of the tax bill for each month the payment is later thereafter, said Linda Basnight, Hyde County tax collector.

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