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Property tax due dates set
The tax due dates for the 2015 real estate property tax year (paid in 2016) are set for August 17 and October17, reports Union County Treasurer Darren Bailey. The due dates for mobile homes taxes have not yet been established.
The Treasurer displayed disappointment in the dates, which are about two-and-a-half weeks later than the targeted goal of July 30, which was met the past two years.
“Every year, getting the taxes out is a collaborative effort of multiple County departments. This year, the team wasn’t able to meet its goal,” expressed Bailey. “Two years ago Chairman (Richard) Cunningham and the County Board of Commissioners set a target of July 30, and two years in a row that target was reached.”
Better planning and improved financial operations means the County government is not likely to feel much pain.
“Unfortunately, the entities that are most-threatened by the delay are our schools, which are unlikely to receive a property tax disbursement before the start of school,” Bailey commented. “The process this year did not meet the new operational standards being set in this organization, and I believe that with good leadership, tax generation will be another success story for the County going forward.”