Thursday, July 12, 2012
Tax assessment rolls for 2012 ready to view
By SUE WATSON
Taxpayers have until July 31 to review the real and personal property assessment rolls, including mobile home assessments for year 2012, according to tax assessor Juanita Dillard.
The rolls are available for review during regular business hours at the Marshall County tax assessor’s office, 103-A South Market Street, Holly Springs. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Inquiries may be made by phone, 662-252-6209.
“Usually, when they come to us, if we cannot resolve an appeal by the property owner, they may then prepare a written objection and file it with the chancery clerks office by July 31,” Dillard said.
After that date, final assessments will be adopted by the board of supervisors.
The Mississippi Code (Section 27-35-89) gives the board of supervisors authority to take any objection under advisement to allow the taxpayer or his designee, the tax assessor or the board to compile information relating to any objection. The board must enter an order on the objection on or before the first Monday in September.
The board of supervisors will be in session for the purpose of hearing objections to any assessments and remain in session until any objections that were lawfully filed have been disposed of and any corrections made in the rolls. Thereafter, the board will adopt the tax rolls, real and personal, and the board will finalize its 2012-2013 fiscal year budget. The fiscal year budget must be adopted by September 15.
Dillard reported to supervisors recently that the appraisal of 2012 personal tax rolls saw an increase of about $5 million, while the real property appraisals increased by about $5.5 million. Increases were largely attributable to school tax assessments on a new warehousing facility in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park, she said. The county general fund will see no increases from the addition of the facility to the tax rolls because of tax exemptions given by the board of supervisors.
Tax collector Betty Byrd reported to the board that the delinquent real and personal property and mobile home taxes come to $2.6 million on 4,017 parcels. The delinquent real property taxes will be sold Monday, August 27, at the Marshall County tax sale. Action to collect delinquent personal and mobile home taxes for year 2011 will be taken after the tax sale.
Vehicle owners will be pleased this year to learn that the legislative tag credit on license plates has been increased this year. Vehicles will get a quarter savings on every $100 value of the vehicle, Byrd said. For example, she said her legislative tag credit for her 2006 Mustang will go from $120.88 on last year’s tag to a savings of $125.88 on this year’s tag - a savings of $5 more.
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