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2002 News from Mecklenburg County

April 19, 2002

April 21: DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS’ NAMES TO BE
ADVERTISED IN THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

 

Charlotte, NC – Approximately 21,000 Mecklenburg County property owners have not paid their 2001 real and personal property tax bills.  Those taxpayers’ names will be published in The Charlotte Observer on Sunday, April 21, in order to inform them of the delinquency.

 

All 2001 real and personal property tax bills were due on September 1, 2001, and became delinquent on January 8, 2002.  Any tax bill paid on or after January 8 is charged 2% interest for the month of January and ¾ % interest for each month thereafter until the bill is paid.  Each tax bill published is also charged an additional $1.50 for the cost of the advertisement.

 

Mecklenburg County is required by North Carolina law to advertise delinquent real estate and personal property taxes.  These taxpayers were mailed at least three notices before the advertisement was created – two late notices and the first tax bill.

 

About $19,000,000 in real and personal property tax in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County remains unpaid – or about 3% of all real estate and property taxes.  The Tax Collector expects to have collected more than 98% of all 2001 taxes by June 30.  “It is not unusual to have 2% of the tax still outstanding by June 30,” says Neal Dixon, Mecklenburg County Tax Collector.  “There are many different circumstances that can affect the payment, such as property being tied up in an inheritance issue.”


Checks should be made payable to the City-County Tax Collector and mailed to the City-County Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 32247, Charlotte, NC 28232-2247.  Taxpayers can also pay online or by phone with a credit card. To pay online, go to the Web site www.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/cotax .   To pay by telephone, call toll-free 1-877-533-0072.  There is a convenience fee assessed when using the credit card option.  Credit card payments will not be accepted at the Tax Collector’s office.

 

Taxpayers can click “Tax Bill Lookup” on the Web site to see the status of their payment and access information about their real estate and personal property tax bills.  The site, which is updated daily, also includes a list of delinquent taxpayers. 

 

Tax Contact Information

Customer Service Center. 704-336-4600

      ( including Tax Collector, Tax Assessor, and Solid Waste)

Business Tax Collection Division. 704-336-6315

      ( for business licenses, room occupancy, prepared food and beverage and vehicle rental taxes)

Business Personal Property Listing/Assessing. 704-336-6382

Individual Personal Property Listing Assessing. 704-336-6394

 



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