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January is “Listing Month” and Time to Apply for Tax Deferment and Tax Exclusion Programs

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January is “Listing Month” and Time to Apply for Tax Deferment and Tax Exclusion Programs

Posted on 01/06/17

January 6, 2017, Monroe, NC - North Carolina statutes require property owners to report personal property, both business and individual, with the Tax Administrator’s Office between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31.

Listing forms on existing accounts were mailed to the owner by the end of December; however, failure to receive a listing form does not invalidate the requirement to file. Listings can also be made in person during the week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Tax Administrator’s Office located at 500 North Main Street in Monroe in Suite 236 of the Government Center.

New business owners can list online. Both business and individual personal property owners can obtain a listing form by calling 704-283-3746 or online.

Property owners showing “good cause” can obtain a filing extension to March 15 by applying online or by sending a written request to the Tax Administrator by Jan. 31. Failure to list either business or individual personal property by Jan. 31, unless an extension is granted, will result in a 10 percent late listing penalty.

Real Estate property owners are not required to list because Union County is on a permanent listing system. However, property owners are advised to report any new improvements or deletions to their property in order to ensure accurate taxation.

Property owners wishing to apply for any tax deferment or tax exclusion programs should complete an application in January. Tax deferment programs include present use or farm use, and circuit breaker. Tax exclusion programs include exempt, elderly, and historic properties. All programs have different requirements that must be met; such as ownership, income, and use, before deferment or exclusion status is granted. Property owners can apply online or property owners interested in these benefits can contact the office by calling 704-283-3746 or by visiting the county’s website for more information.