2013-12-25 / News

Waynesboro tax bills delayed until 2014

By Elizabeth Billips

Waynesboro tax bills won’t be mailed until 2014 but residents can get their 2013 deductions if they act fast.

“Bills won’t actually go out until the second week of January,” City Administrator Jerry Coalson said, noting the late tax digest pushed the adoption of the city’s millage rate to Dec. 30. “We realize this messes up people’s accounting.”

But for those who want the deduction for their 2013 tax returns, there’s still a way.

The city will accept checks from residents who are willing to calculate their own bills.

According to Coalson, it can be done using a simple formula and the value of the property, which is available from property assessments sent out by the county earlier this year.

Although city officials have not locked in on a millage rate, residents should base their payments on the proposed 12.75 mils.

In the case of an overpayment, the extra funds will be applied to 2014 taxes.

Waynesboro City Hall is open for payment 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays. Offices are closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.

FIGURE IT OUT

Use this formula with your 2013 assessment to figure out your taxes

(Value of property) x .4 x .01275 (millage rate) = amount due

Example: 100,000 (value) x .4 x .01275 = $510 due

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