For most people, Christmas is a time to think about family, candy canes, presents and sugar plums.
However, county tax officials have their minds on something else completely – making sure everyone lists their taxable possessions so the county gets all the money it has coming to it.
Here’s the Tax Department’s holiday reminder. Every person and business in Guilford County is required by state law to list taxable items before the clock strikes midnight on January 31, 2022. That goes for any personal property owned on January 1, 2022.
Owners are required to list any additions or improvements to their homes or businesses – as well as any “deletions” made to real property during 2021.
For example additions of, “Aluminum or vinyl siding, central heat and/or air conditioning, storage buildings or detached garages and swimming pools” have to be listed with the Tax Department.
Online and downloadable listings can be submitted in person, by mail, or, in the case of listings of property used for business purposes, electronically through the department’s online listing system.
Items like boats, other water vehicles, mobile homes, unregistered motor vehicles, aircraft and any property used in connection with a business need to be listed.
Some things are already listed for you. Vehicles that are licensed annually in North Carolina don’t need to be listed on the personal property forms. Property taxes for these vehicles are paid when the license plate is acquired or renewed. However, you do have to list vehicles you own that don’t have a current North Carolina license plate.
You should receive a listing form by mid-January. If you don’t, contact the Guilford County Tax Department in time to get your list in to them.
Listings submitted in person or postmarked after January 31 will cost you more because the department will hit you with a penalty. Also, business listings submitted electronically after May 16, 2022 will be subject to a penalty.
The department offers the following Christmas warning: “Unlisted property will be subject to discovery and penalty.”
There are some other dates to keep in mind as well. The deadline for submission of applications for tax relief is June 1, 2022. There may be some options for those in need, such as elderly homeowners with low incomes, the permanently disabled, and honorably discharged veterans who need help.
If you need assistance, you can visit www.guilfordcountync.gov for more information.
Hows about we withhold paying taxes until AFTER THE ELECTION-think that would speed up some legislation?
With impeccable timing, my property tax listing arrived on Christmas Eve to remind me of how the government continues to ruin everything, including holidays. They couldn’t wait until after Christmas, the listings had to go out before their four-day vacation. That little piece of mail was greatly appreciated. Those people have absolutely no empathy at all. I’d prefer withholding my tax payment until the County follows through on many other promises it’s made in the past and figures out why they see the need to ask for other bond issues when they can’t explain how other bond money has been used, why it hasn’t been used as planned, or why so much bond money is sitting in savings accounts while buildings and facilities rot.
Go ahead and withhold. The penalties and interest charges will ruin Christmas a good year in adavance..
And the City Council should NOT be permitted to make any more decisions again until the election because the time is up for them. They do NOT have the right to make any changes for the citizens of Greensboro. Let hope that they don’t appoint themselves for another four years like they did before.
Like the Republicans didn’t have the right to shove in another conservative judge on the SCOTUS at the last second. Typical hypocritical mindset of the right.
Now really chris do you think the democrats would not have done the same thing oh yeah wait they have in the past. and now because they couldn’t control the circumstances they are trying to figure out how to go from 9 to 11 justices. hell why not go to 50 one for each state. You are a moron
Just calling out Martin’s hypocrisy of stating the current local officials should not make decisions given the election that is almost a year away. What a joke.