Property tax deadline looms

Because Oct. 15 falls on a Sunday, the deadline to pay personal and real property taxes is extended to Oct. 16.

 

“We encourage all Arkansas property owners to avoid having delinquent property taxes,” Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston said in a public reminder of the upcoming deadline.

Personal property and real estate tax revenue helps pay for schools, roads, jails and county expenses in Faulkner County. Thurston said paying on time is important.

“These taxes are vital to the counties across this state, and without your tax dollars, your communities will suffer,” he said.

Property owners can save time by paying remotely, Thurston said.

“It’s easy to avoid waiting in line by mailing the correct payment to the county tax collector’s office, and many counties accept payments online, too,” he said.

Faulkner County accepts online payments. Residents can visit www.faulknercounty.org, go to the ‘collector’ tab and click on the ‘Pay taxes online’ link in blue. Residents may also pay over the phone at 1-866-272-9829.

Faulkner County Tax Collector Sherry Koonce said a resident’s personal property taxes has to be paid with or before the resident’s real estate taxes.

“If you owe Personal Property Taxes, we cannot accept your Real Estate Tax payment electronically until the Personal Property Tax has been paid,” she said.

Anyone with errors on their tax statement or who was billed for property they do not own is asked to call Koonce’s office at 501-450-4921.

 

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