Tax collections up
Tax collections for 2013 in Haywood County have reached a milestone of sorts. County Tax Administrator David Francis reported collections have reached a point where they equal a percentage rate recorded in 2006.
After the economic slowdown, rates began dropping, but have now regained ground, Francis told the county commissioners Monday.
The overall tax collection rate, which includes taxes paid both for real property and motor vehicles are now 89.9 percent. Last year at this point, it was 88.56 percent, Francis said.
Tax notices are sent out in the fall and become due by the first Monday in January. Taxes not paid by March 12 will be listed as delinquent and printed in the newspaper.
Of the $35.9 million owed in real estate taxes in 2013, $32.4 has been collected. Motor vehicles are in a separate category, and $1.4 million has been billed, with $1 million collected.