|Clark County offering electronic property tax billing statements|
Taxpayers in Clark County have a new option for receiving their 2012 property tax statements – through their e-mail account.
Clark Board of Commissioners approved the concept of electronic property tax billing on February 16.
The Indiana General Assembly first gave counties the option to send bills through e-mail in 2009 with the adoption of House Enrolled Act 1344. Clark County, however, is among the first counties in the state to authorize the program. Electronic property tax bills save the county money by eliminating paper, postage and other printing and handling costs for taxpayers who elect the option. All property owners have the option of receiving their property tax billing statement by e-mail, even if the tax bill is paid through an escrow account by their mortgage company.
“Taxpayers have told us they want us to be more efficient, and this is a big step in that direction,” David Reinhardt, Clark County Treasurer said. “By electing to receive their bills through e-mail, taxpayers will help save the county money, time, and resources that we can dedicate to other things.”
Electronic property tax bills will be e-mailed to taxpayers on the same date traditional tax bills are mailed through the United States Postal Service. In Indiana, property tax bills are required to be mailed at least 15 days before the May 10 installment due date.
Reinhardt said “We expect to mail Clark County bills in mid-April.”
Taxpayers who wish to receive their property tax bill by e-mail can sign up at www.sri-taxpayerconnection.com, or they can visit the offices of the Clark County Treasurer for the application form. The program is voluntary; the deadline for signing up for 2011 pay 2012 tax statements is April 1.