Friday, August 26, 2011

Tax Bills To Be Mailed Monday

Property owners will begin receiving their real property, business
personal property and individual personal property tax bills next
week. The Mecklenburg County Tax Collector will mail 361,281 bills on

Real Property
All real property - residential and commercial - was subject to
revaluation this year. Approximately half the properties were
reappraised at a higher value and half at a lower value. The Board of
County Commissioners set a tax rate of 81.66 cents per one-hundred
dollars of assessed value as part of the FY12 budget process. The
combination of the new value and new tax rate will be reflected in the
bills being sent on August 29. The total County tax revenue generated
from all residential and commercial property is $819 million.
Municipal taxes and/or Law Enforcement Service District tax is also
included in these bills.
Business Personal Property
Nearly 37,000 of the bills are for business personal property
accounting for more than $71 million in County revenue. Municipalities
also derive revenue from these bills. This is a tax on equipment and
other property used to conduct business.

Individual Personal Property
This group includes vehicles and trailers, jet skis, boats, boat
motors, aircraft, manufactured homes and income producing farm
equipment. There are more than 16,000 bills in this category,
accounting for nearly $1.5 million in tax.

An additional 30,000 properties will not be billed until October
because the property values are still under appeal.

Real estate and personal property bills are due September 1, 2011.
Those not paid on or before January 5, 2012 are subject to two-percent
interest for January and an additional three-quarters percent each
month after that. Property owners with a question about their bill are
encouraged to call 311 if calling from within Mecklenburg County or
704-336-4600 if calling from outside the County.