Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Property Tax Bills Due May 12th

From the Richmond Palladium-Item:

Wayne County Treasurer Cathy Williams reminds area property owners the spring deadline for property tax payments is May 12 since May 10 is a Saturday.

Normally, property tax payments are due May 10 and Nov. 10.

Williams said property tax statements have been mailed and property owners have begun to come in to pay spring taxes.

If paying by mail, envelopes must be postmarked by May 12. Officials encourage taxpayers paying that last day by mail to go into the post office to get their envelopes postmarked to avoid the chance of a late penalty in case the mail is picked up a few minutes early.

Treasurer’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. An outdoor drop box is located on the west side of the administration building. A drop box is also available inside the building in case taxpayers are in a hurry and don’t want to wait if there’s a line.

Payments are accepted at First Bank Richmond, Wayne Bank and Trust and West End branches.

For more information, call the treasurer’s office at (765) 973-9238.

Randolph County

Payments also are due May 12 in Randolph County. The treasurer’s office is located in Room 103 of the courthouse at 100 S. Main St., Winchester.

The office is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Extended hours are offered from 8 a.m. to noon May 10 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 12. Payments also may be left in an after-hours drop box on the southwest corner of the courthouse. Call (765) 584-0704 with questions.

Residents also may make payments at any Old National Bank in Union City, Winchester, Farmland and Losantville or MainSource Bank in Lynn; by calling (800) 809-5849; or by going online towww.randolphtax.net, although the credit card company charges a fee for this service.

Those who did not receive a tax statement should contact their treasurer’s office.


From the Columbus Republic:

Most Bartholomew County residents should find the amount of their spring installment of property taxes comparable to what they paid last year, county officials say.

While the property tax season, which ends with a May 12 payment deadline for the spring installment, has been smooth so far, workers at the Bartholomew County Governmental Office building have been answering a lot of questions over the phone.

"People really need to look at their tax bill — especially the TS-1 tax statement, in regard to what they paid last year compared to this year," Auditor Barb Hackman said. "They need to make sure they have their deductions, especially if they appear to be off."