Letter to the Editor: Aug. 12, 2014Published 6:39pm Monday, August 11, 2014
To the Editor,
This letter is to inform the citizens of Beaufort County to a concern that I was made aware of recently. I found when I went to pay my vehicle tax at the Beaufort County Tax Collector’s office that I’ve been paying city tax on my vehicles since 2001 and I live in the county. The policy states that the taxpayer has thirty days to dispute the charge and since I did not, there is nothing that could be done regarding this matter. I would like to add the ladies I worked with in the Tax Assessor’s office were very helpful and understanding but policy is policy. I paid roughly paid $1,500 too much over the 13 years I’ve lived in Washington.
I also found that the Department of Revenue has taken over assessing the value of trailers. My $600 utility trailer was valued at $9,000. The Tax Assessor’s office changed the value and adjusted my bill.
I feel every citizen needs to question their tax bill. It’s your right!
Edie Branch Findley
County Resident, not City