The Income Tax Refund Program wrapped up in the Finance Department as the filing deadline of July 15th passed. We issued close to 700 refund checks totaling just over $156,000. Many thanks go out to Laura Welsh for all of her efforts in handling the refund requests and for working with me to look for ways we can improve the instructions and on-line form for the 2020 refund program.
I have been working with Summit County in an effort to place the annual Water Maintenance & Expansion fee onto the property tax bill for 2020. This will greatly increase the efficiency of processing this annual fee by eliminating the need to send nearly 5,000 invoices out annually from the Finance Department along with having to then process the collection of the fees invoiced.
By having the county add it to the property tax bill it will simplify the payment process for each resident along with prorating the fee through the title agency’s settlement statement when a property transfers ownership.