Friday, January 18, 2013

City sends out 700 reminders

In an effort to notify property owners of any past due property tax balances from 2012 or earlier, the Revenue Division of the City of Decatur mailed out about 600 notices to owners with unpaid balances this week.  Penalties and interest accrued on unpaid balances since our payment grace period ended on January 7.  We mailed out the original bills October 2012.

The City is also sending invoices to about 90 local attorneys who have not yet paid their 2012 occupation taxes.

If you believe that you already paid, please call us at 404-370-4100 so we can rectify the situation.  To ensure the best service possible, please have a copy of your tax bill on hand when you call.

Attempting to collect back taxes due by sending these notices is vital part of upholding the City’s 2010 Strategic Plan, Principle C, by practicing good fiscal stewardship.  The unpaid bills represent about $1 million due to the City and the school system, which is slightly less due than normal for this time of year.

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