County tax bills mailed, payment is due Dec. 3

From STAFF REPORTS
news@newnan.com
Coweta County Tax Commissioner Tommy Ferrell says 2012 state and county tax bills have been mailed to taxpayers.
The bills are due Dec. 3 since the normal Dec. 1 due date falls on a weekend.
Tax bills are being mailed to the owner of record as of Jan. 1, 2012, as required by Georgia law. If the property has been sold since that date the bill should be forwarded to the new owner.
Those taxpayers who have their taxes paid through a mortgage company should forward a copy (or the top stub) of the bill to their mortgage company to ensure payment is made by the Dec. 3 deadline.
If a taxpayer has not received the tax bill by mid-October they may call the Tax Commissioner’s office to have one mailed to them or they can go to the commissioner’s website at www.cowetataxcom.com to view and print the bill themselves.
Concerning properties under appeal – Taxpayers who appealed their 2012 property valuation with the Coweta Tax Assessor’s office and whose appeal was not settled by the time tax bills were processed will receive a “temporary tax bill” based on 85 percent of the assessor’s office proposed valuation as required by Georgia law. These bills are also due Dec. 3, Ferrell said. Settlement of the appeal will result in either a partial refund or additional taxes due.

New for 2012 – This year’s tax bill includes a QR (Quick Response) Code whereby when scanned by an iPhone or other smart device will allow the taxpayer to access the Tax Commissioner’s website where payment can be made quickly and easily by credit card (administrative fees will apply).

The Tax Commissioner’s office accepts cash, check and credit card payments through Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express with a two and one-half percent administration fee. Debit cards are accepted with a $2 fee per transaction. Payments may also be made on the Tax Commissioner’s website through PayPal at www.cowetataxcom.com.

Taxpayers are encouraged to mail their payments whenever possible. An overnight payment drop box is located at the Perry Street entrance to the Tax Commissioner’s office in the County Administration Building at 22 East Broad St. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, except for the third Wednesday in each month when the office opens at 8:30 a.m.


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