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CANTON Stark County’s vendor mailed out 125,577 property tax bills earlier this week.
But taxpayers concerned about postal delays can download and print their bills now, said Stark County Treasurer Alex Zumbar.
First-half property tax payments are due by Feb. 17. Taxpayers paying by mail meet the deadline if their payment is postmarked by Feb. 17.
State law usually sets a payment deadline of the third Wednesday of February.
But last year, Zumbar with approval of the Ohio Department of Taxation extended the deadline to March 4 due to delays in the installation of new finance software in the county auditor’s and treasurer’s offices. So some people may not realize this year the deadline has reverted to its typical time in February. By law, failure to pay on time incurs a 10% penalty.
Property tax bills must be mailed at least 20 days before the
Eagle County property tax statements for 2020 taxes due in 2021 have been mailed to all property owners of record. Those who have not received a statement by the end of January should contact the Eagle County Treasurer’s Office at 970-328-8860 to verify their mailing address and request another copy.
Property owners also have the option of requesting electronic delivery of statements using http://www.enoticesonline.com. Those who have already chosen this option will receive an email notification when the online bill is available.
Tax amounts and an online payment option are available at http://www.eaglecounty.us/treasurer under “Property Tax Search-Pay.” Those who made prepayments toward their 2020 taxes will see the payment and any balance due reflected in their statement. For property owners who overpaid, a refund check will be mailed along with a receipt showing the amount applied to the account.
To pay property taxes in equal installments, the first half
Filing your taxes can be an annoyance, but it can become even more of a nuisance if you get audited by the IRS.
Fortunately, your chances of being audited are small — only 0.6% of the individual tax returns filed for tax years 2010 through 2018 were audited, according to the latest IRS data. However, that small fraction still amounts to over a quarter million tax filers getting audited, so it can happen if you’re not careful.
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