Personal Property Taxes
Taxpayers are required to file at least an initial tax return for taxable property owned on January 1st of the tax year – filed by April 1st in the Tax Assessor’s Office. The tax return is a listing of the taxpayer’s declaration of the value of the property. Once an initial tax return is filed, it is automatically renewed at the value finally determined the preceding year and the taxpayer is required to file a new return only as additional property is acquired, improvements are made to existing property, or other changes occur.
A new return, filed during the return period, may be filed to declare a different value from the existing value where the taxpayer is dissatisfied with the current value placed on the property by the board of tax assessors. After the return is received, the taxpayer will be mailed an assessment notice.
Thus the personal property tax return serves the purpose of establishing the taxpayer’s appeal rights if the declared value is changed again by the board of tax assessors. The property tax form is available in the Tax Assessor’s office or click here to fill out the form online and print it on your computer.