You may be asking “What is a Tax Sale?” “How can someone sell taxes?”
Let me try to explain. Last May, my office mailed property tax bills. Almost all these taxes are paid, but some are still owed. What do we do with these unpaid property taxes?
Before we hold a Tax Sale, taxpayers are reminded, through certified mail and newspaper publication, to pay their taxes.
Let’s say you have $1,000 in unpaid taxes. The bidding begins at 18 percent, which is the highest penalty rate allowed by law. The tax buyers bid your taxes down to 2 percent penalty rate.
What do you do then?
The bottom line is, please pay your taxes to avoid the Tax Sale.