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County tax collections nearing 100 percent

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

Pulaski County treasurer’s office has collected nearly 100 percent of real estate taxes owed the county over the past 20 years, according to Treasurer Melinda Worrell.

She recently told members of Pulaski County Board of Supervisors that her office has collected 99 percent of taxes owed between the years of 1993 and 2010. The county is required to keep delinquent tax receipts on the books for 20 years.

Worrell said 97 percent of taxes owed for the years of 2011-2012 have been collected and collections of 2013 taxes is at 91 percent.

According to Worrell, taxes must be delinquent for two years before the county can begin proceedings for a judicial sale of property to collect the amount owed.

Personal property taxes must be kept on the tax books for five years. Worrell said 95 percent of personal property taxes have been collected.