1st Half Property Tax Statements have been mailed
Doug Lasher, Clark County Treasurer, announced that first-half 2012 property statements have been mailed. Property statements include property tax levy amounts and special assessments. There were 94,293 statements mailed. ďTaxpayers whose taxes and assessments are not paid through a mortgage company and have not received their statement within ten days should visit our web site at www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or call the Treasurerís Office at (360) 397-2252.Ē Taxpayers are responsible for paying their first-half property taxes by Monday, April 30, in order to avoid interest and penalties.Ē
The Treasurerís Office is located on the second floor of the Public Service Center, which is one block north of the Clark County Court House. The address is 1300 Franklin Street. Taxpayers are encouraged to use the return envelope to mail in their payment, which will help to reduce the cost of processing tax payments. In addition, if a taxpayer has moved within the past six months, the Treasurerís Office needs to be notified, because it does not receive address changes made through the post office.
The Clark County Treasurerís Office now offers a free, easy to use, program to receive your property tax statement electronically. Sign up for free using an authorized third-party vendor at www.doxo.com/clarkcounty. Once enrolled, taxpayers can pay their property taxes by electronic direct debit from your checking account at no charge.
Payments for 2012 first-half only property statements may be made at any branch of First Independent Bank. Some branches are open Monday through Saturday giving taxpayers an additional day during the week to make their payments. Specific hours and days can be found by calling the bank branches or visiting their website at www.firstindy.com. An original tax statement must accompany payments made at First Independent Bank (not a duplicate). Again, only 2012 first-half taxes may be made at First Independent Bank. Payment for delinquent property statements must be mailed or brought in to the Treasurerís Office. Before mailing delinquent taxes or assessments, taxpayers should check on the Treasurerís website or call the Treasurerís Office at (360) 397-2252 to determine the correct amount to pay.
If mailing a payment, it should be mailed to the Clark County Treasurer, PO Box 9808, Vancouver, Washington 98666-8808. First-half tax payments must be postmarked by Monday, April 30, 2012, to avoid interest charges.
Taxpayers may also use a credit card to pay their property taxes. Credit card payments will be assessed a 2.39% convenience fee. To make a credit card payment go to www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer or by phone at 1-877-778-4606.
Senior citizens who qualify for the Senior Citizensí Exemption on property taxes should call the Clark County Assessorís Office at 397-2391 if they are not already participating in the program or if their income has substantially changed. Qualified persons are entitled to a property tax exemption for 2012 if they own, are buying, or have a life estate in the property (lease-for-life) and occupy the home for more than six months each year, are 61 years of age or older, or retired from regular gainful employment due to physical disability on or before December 31 of the filing year, and have an annual income of $35,000 or less. If not currently on the program, payment should still be made as reflected on the property account statement. An adjustment will be made if the applicant qualifies for the program.
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