FLORENCE AZ (September 11, 2012) – Pinal County Treasurer Dodie Doolittle announced a new tax notification process that her office will be using for 2012 tax bills.
The new process will allow businesses, mortgage companies, and individuals who own twenty five (25) or more properties to see the tax amount due online through a secure server. These property owners will be given an option of receiving a tax notification by post card, rather than the tax bill that is usually received by a home or business owner.
“There are a lot of advantages to this new process,” Treasurer Doolittle said. “We project our department will save somewhere between twenty and thirty thousand dollars of taxpayer money in postage costs. It will also speed up the payment process if the property owner decides to pay online.”
Doolittle said that sending a post card is 40 cents cheaper than sending an entire bill.
Homeowners may see changes to the delivery of tax bills if their mortgage company decides to sign up for the new process.
“In the past the Treasurer’s Office would send a bill to both the mortgage company and the homeowner,” Doolittle said. “Sometimes the homeowners would send us a tax payment even though their mortgage company already did. In the end, our staff would have to sort out all the double payments made on one property. Now, if the homeowner has a mortgage and, if that company is signed up with us online, the Treasurer’s Office will send the property owner an information post card. The card is intended to show the homeowner what the year’s taxes are on their property.”
Another improvement with this new tax notification process is the PDF copy of the tax bills found online: It will now be much clearer since the PDF is generated by the Pinal County Treasurer’s Office, not an outside vendor, as in prior years.
Pinal County joins Maricopa County in using this new process of tax billing.Article written and submitted to the Sedona Eye and Sedona Times Publishing by Joe Pyritz.