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Where can I find information about my property and how much tax I owe?
I am over 65. Do I have to pay property taxes?
If I didn’t receive a tax statement, do I have to pay the taxes?
What is a homestead exemption?
What is a mill?
What is annual equalization?
What is the timetable for property taxes?
What should I do if I add or remove improvements?
What should I do when I purchase property?
When are my property taxes due?
Will my taxes go up every year?
At what point will my tax delinquent property be “sold” for taxes?
Can I get a deed to the tax delinquent property if I pay the taxes?
Do I have the option to redeem my tax delinquent property?
Must I pay delinquent taxes if I did not own the property in delinquent years?
Where can I find a list of tax delinquent property?
Am I entitled to a manufactured home exemption based on age?
Am I required to display the registration decal on my manufactured home?
Are there other fees or costs to my manufactured home registration?
How much is the registration on a manufactured home?
When is my registration due on my manufactured home?
What is personal property?
Who is required to report personal property?
When should personal property be reported?
I did not receive a tangible personal property return form by mail. Where can I get one?
Can I file my personal property return electronically?
What are examples of the items I list on the return?
Am I required to fill out and return the personal property return form every year even though my equipment is the same as last year?
How can I be certain that I have complied with the law?
I already paid taxes on my business equipment when I purchased the items. Why am I being taxed again?
Most of my business equipment has been fully depreciated on my income tax return; do I still list these items on the personal property return?
How does the assessing official's office value my personal property?
What if I think that my personal property is exempt from tax?
Who do I contact regarding my appraised value?
When will I receive a tax bill to pay the ad valorem taxes on my business equipment?
What payment methods are available?
What can I do if I do not agree with the value on my property?
What if I fail to timely file a personal property return?
Can my business be audited?
If my business is now closed, do I need to file?
I did not receive a business personal property return form by mail. Where can I get one?
What if I fail to comply with the law?
Calculating Personal Property Tax
Defining Personal Property Tax
Filing Personal Property Taxes
How long do I have to apply for the credit voucher?
If I purchase a used car from a dealer or individual owner, am I responsible for the unpaid taxes of the previous owner?
If my car has not been driven for over a year because of mechanical problems, do I still have to pay ad valorem taxes?
Who is entitled to a credit voucher?
How often are tax maps updated?
What is a tax map?
What is the “parcel identification number?”
Why do I have two parcel identification numbers, when I only own one piece of property?