By Sherri EllingtonOver 9,000 tax bills were mailed out by the tax commissioner’s office the week before Buggy Days. The following week, tax commissioner Andrea Anthony was busy re-mailing less than 200 that were returned due to changes of address.’If you haven’t received your tax bill it needs to be re-mailed,’ said Anthony. ‘Please contact the tax commissioner’s office so we can mail you a copy. They’re due Nov. 15.’Anthony urges those who have received their bills and cannot pay them in a lump sum to come into the tax office to contract a payment plan before the due date. Interest on unpaid taxes kicks in on Dec. 1. Taxes that are not paid by the first week of March will be slapped with a $20 fi fa charge ‘“ which can end up on a taxpayer’s credit report for up to seven years ‘“ and a 10% penalty. Taxpayers can pay taxes Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the office or via the drive through, use the drop box after hours or pay online at lamarcounty.paytaxes.net.
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