Over 2,400 parcels in Cache County were delinquent on property taxes in 2010

Cache County Treasurer Karen Jeppesen said the list this week on the county web site of hundreds delinquent property taxes is not unusual. “It does look like a long list on the Internet,” said Jeppesen. “This is actually fewer parcels than last year; it’s about 2400 parcels and that is pretty typical of our delinquent list.” Jeppesen said those delinquent property owners have five years to pay the taxes. “Of course, the penalty is assessed and interest accrues over those years. It’s going to be at 7 percent this year. But they have five years before the county would take any action.” A late fee or penalty is applied immediately. “That is assessed the first of December, the day after taxes are due. It’s always been there, it’s always been 2 percent or $10. However, this year in the legislature they changed the law. They put it at one percent or $10, which ever is greater, until the end of January. Then it is bumped up to 2.5 percent or $10 after that.” At the first of this week over 2,400 parcels in Cache County were delinquent. “That amounts to about $2.8 million,” said Jeppesen. “However, all told we collect over $50 million. We actually don’t close out our 2010 year until the end of January, that’s a state law. We will keep collecting this month then we will tally it up and see what our collection rate is. “Cache County has already been terrific. Our taxpayers are great. As long as I have been here our collection rate has been from 95 percent to as high as 97 percent.” Jeppesen said the county will eventually collect the taxes that are now outstanding. “After five years we can sell the property. We will collect the taxes eventually. Most of them come in pretty quickly. There are those who don’t pay them for awhile and the interest does start accruing at a new rate of 7 percent.” To see Cache County’s complete 2010 delinquent property tax list,

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