The Putnam County Commissioner of Finance has temporarily suspended the 2019/2020 School Tax Collection Process due to a file control error. It caused Veterans Exemptions to exceed maximum limits, making the bills incorrect. New tax bills will be mailed out this week and will be clearly marked 'Corrected Tax Bill' printed in yellow. The vast majority of taxpayers will see a small reduction in their tax bill, while about 3,300 people receiving the affected exemptions will see a bill comparable to previous years. Due to this error, the tax collection period will be extended. First half partial payments will be due October 7th. Full Pay payments without interest are due October 21st. Taxpayers who already paid will receive a refund if their school taxes were overpaid, or must pay the difference to the Local School Tax Collector if they are underpaid.