Property tax invoices will soon be mailed to Washington County residents.
County trustee Rick Storey said Tuesday his office had mailed 2,500 vouchers earlier this week to veterans and senior residents who previously qualified for state property tax relief programs. The trustee said property tax bills are expected to be mailed out later this week.
The trustee expects to send 65,000 property tax invoices this year. Residents have until February 28 to pay these bills without penalty.
Washington County’s property tax rate remains unchanged this year at $ 2.15 per $ 100 of estimated value.
The trustee said a backlog among the county’s vendors delayed the publication of these tax bills.
“When so many run out, not everyone will be billed the same day,” said Storey.
Johnson City Tax Notice
The City of Johnson City also sent out 29,911 property tax bills for the year. These tax invoices are due by December 31st. From January 1st, penalties and interest will apply.
City taxes can be paid in person at the Johnson City Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St., 8 am-5pm on weekdays. Property tax payments can be made by mail to Johnson City City, PO Box 2227, Johnson City, TN 37605.
Payments can also be made by calling 877-768-5048 for a fee. This payment method requires a property tax return number and a credit or debit card.
Where are the district taxes to be paid?
Washington County property taxes can be paid at the Trustee’s offices in the Washington County Courthouse in downtown Jonesborough and at 378 Marketplace Blvd., Suite 1, Johnson City. These offices are open on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
County taxes can also be paid at the following Bank of Tennessee branches:
• 501 E Jackson Blvd., Jonesborough;
• 1328 W State of Franklin Road, Johnson City;
• 112 E Mountcastle Drive, Johnson City;
• 100 Med Tech Parkway, Johnson City;
• 402 Roy-Martin-Strasse, Grau.
Residents who pay tax at Bank of Tennessee locations must present their tax return to ensure that it is properly processed. The bank only accepts checks or cash.
Credit card payments are accepted through tnpayments.com or by calling 1-855-777-3468. If you pay by credit card, there is a convenience fee of 2.65% plus $ 1. E-checks are also acceptable on the website for a fee of 1.75% plus $ 1.00.
The district does not benefit from these taxes.
Partial tax payments
The trustee office now enables taxpayers to make partial payments on their tax bills – in monthly increments instead of in a lump sum – up to the penalty period. The district also allows monthly advance payments on property taxes for the next year.
Partial payments on now overdue property taxes 2020 can be paid by March 31st. An interest penalty of 1.5% will be levied on all overdue taxes on the first of the month.
The remainder of the taxes for 2020 will be paid on 1.
Property tax relief programs
The state grants tax breaks to elderly and disabled property owners. To qualify, a homeowner must be 65 years of age or be completely and permanently disabled as assessed by the Social Security Agency or other related agency.
The annual income of all property owners applying for tax break must be less than $ 31,190. The state pays up to $ 141 on an attendee’s tax bill, with the county playing a similar game.
Tennessee also offers property tax breaks to veterans and their widow or widower. Veterans must qualify through the state’s Department of Veterans Services to receive up to $ 845 from the state (along with a local game) on their property tax bills.
Property tax bills are calculated based on government-mandated revaluations that are used to determine the assessed property tax values of homes and businesses. Property owners have the right to appeal against all revaluations to the district’s compensation committee.
Taxpayers are encouraged to call the Trustee’s office at 753-1602 with any questions about their tax bills or tax breaks.