Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Taxpayers get break for filing before deadline

New legislative bill gives deduction for prompt payment.

The personal property filing deadline Monday takes on an entirely new significance this year, said Dawson County assessor John Moore.

Filing on time means a deduction from the value of the property thanks to a legislative bill passed in 2015 that was effective this year.

“It could be worth up to whatever $10,000 in value generates in taxes, about $150 to $250,” Moore said.

The assessor said the new law works like a homestead exemption, which removes part of a home’s value from taxation so taxes are lowered.

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