The Guilford County Tax Department has a number of tools in its tool shed to make people pay their property taxes owed each year – and one of those tools – or weapons – is publishing a list of taxpayers who haven’t ponied up.
At the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Thursday, March 3 meeting, the board is scheduled to vote once again – as it does annually – to give Guilford County Tax Director Ben Chavis the go-ahead to put out for public review a list of names of those who are past due on their taxes.
The agenda calls for the board to vote to “Adopt [A] Resolution Ordering The Advertisement Of Delinquent 2021 Tax Liens On Real Property.” Under NC General Statute 105-369, the tax collector must report to the local government’s governing body the total amount of unpaid taxes. Upon receiving that report, the governing body – in this case, the Board of Commissioners – must order the tax collector to advertise the names of those who are delinquent.
In the past, some interesting names have appeared on the list that’s been printed in a local newspaper as well as posted online. Years ago, the names of county commissioners would sometimes show up on the list. However, a former Guilford County Tax Director then adopted the practice of calling up the delinquent commissioners and giving them a chance to make good on their property taxes before the list was finalized.
The list of delinquent 2021 taxes, which become liens on property, will be filed with the minutes of the March 3 commissioners meeting. Chavis, as is called for in state law, is both “authorized and ordered” to proceed with the advertisement of tax liens on all 2021 real property taxes that haven’t been paid.
Shaming without due process. Say I owe my Doctor fees I haven’t paid yet (this is an unsecured debt). My account will not be made available to my doctor’s other patients, nor will be deliquent account be made public.
This is how how our govt operates; by threats, intimidation, and confiscation.
I love my Country, not the people who run it (amuck).
Let’s ‘‘em come to take it and my guns I’ll let’em have the ammunition first.
The mob, yes. But what will you do when armed police or military are standing at your door?
Every weapon that is traceable will be confiscated.
WTF does this have to with anything, you mentally ill future school shooter?
Thanks. After the last 2 years this is just what some of us who are hanging on by the skin of our teeth needed.
Well, just because we’re all having to struggle doesn’t mean the City and County have to suffer….
The shame should be how the local govt has wasted our taxes on trivial feel good programs plus getting their salaries from the public’s tax dollars for their personal businesses.
Taxes due to the Government are public information. Your private debts are not public information.
Din’ know that. I wanna thank our govt for my 13% increase in property tax. Anyone pick up an after-tax raise of 13% in the last year? Paid from our SS checks and the last remnants of our savings. Didn’t serve us very well to pay SS taxes from age 14, to see our benefits confiscated by higher taxes and rampant inflation. At this rate, we’ll sell the house, live in an apartment for a while, then off to the kids house.
What little savings we have left are certainly not in cash.
Not really a big deal,no one reads the local paper anymore.
There’s a local paper?
They use it at various fish markets ’round town.
There’s a local paper made of real paper?
Reading is fundamental Mackie. They advertise on their website.
Well, hardly anyone. “If you don’t read, you are uninformed; if you do read, you are misinformed.”
“A state agency that oversees the financial actions of local governments has called Guilford County to the woodshed for turning in its annual audit information late as well as for some issues revealed in that audit.”
Need we say more?
House flippers and developers use delinquent tax data consistently to ID potential parcels coming up for auction. Many pay good money for that info. The city COULD try to profit by SELLING that info instead of giving it to everyone. It puts the solo investor on equal footing with the big boys and will stimulate bidding competition, which is a win-win for all.
Jeez, What a bunch of nuts who comment on this stuff.
Proper term is nutters
Well, its funny how Ben and Commissioners pick which part the General Statute they will follow; which in fact, in accordance to General Statute 105, which they are using to justify this coerce, intimidation and down right slander with a little hint of threats, G.S. 105-228.29, i quote: This Article does not apply to any of the following transfers of an interest in real property:
(1) By operation of law.
(2) By lease for a term of years.
(3) By or pursuant to the provisions of a will.
(4) By intestacy.
(5) By gift.
(6) If no consideration in property or money is due or paid by the transferee to
(7) By merger, conversion, or consolidation.
(8) By an instrument securing indebtedness. (1967, c. 986, s. 1; 1999-28, s. 1;
1999-369, s. 5.10(a)-(c).)
By operation of law, does this included the Constitution of United States or color of law which G.S. 105 is been used to deceived the people, whereas G.S. 105 apply to person
Trustee sounds like one of them sovereign citizens. Coo coo for Cocoa Puffs.
Theron hicks sounds like agent/mole for the municipality whom is ready and willing to spread propaganda to deny the people their rights; as the North Carolina Legislative clearly wrote these color of laws that apply to the City of Greensboro/County of Guildford. keep up the good work…lol