If you`re a procrastinator, the deadline is almost here. December 31st is not only the last day of the year, but also the last day to pay your property taxes in the Show-Me State. The Collector`s offices will be open tomorrow in both Carthage and Joplin. But after tomorrow you will pay a penalty. You can still mail you payment into the Collector`s office. Just make sure it is post-marked by December 31st. There will be no penalty as long as it`s postmarked with tomorrow`s date.