Taxes don't go away unless proper forms filed
It happens every year at the Haywood County tax office.
When letters go out, they are often ignored. Bills, however, get a reaction.
In an effort to clean up the records on personal property — items such as campers, boats, mobile homes, unregistered cars, machinery or equipment — personnel reviewed information listed in January. The listing requirement doesn’t apply to vehicles that are licensed and tagged, however.
“If it rolls, floats or flies, it will probably be taxable,” said Haywood County Tax Collector David Francis in relating a rule of thumb on what needs to be listed on a personal property tax form.
The personal property review that was recently completed revealed discrepancies between what an individual previously claimed.
For an item to be removed from the tax rolls, it is ...