General Information Concerning Property Taxes
1. YOUR TAX STATEMENTS are mailed by July 1st of each year. If you do not receive your statement by July 1st, you should contact your Collector’s office. If you do not receive a statement, this does not excuse you from taxes or penalties. ACA 26-35-705. **We are currently compiling a list of email addresses for those who wish to receive their tax statement by email instead of postal mail, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get added to this list.**
2. PLEASE EXAMINE YOUR STATEMENT(s) and RECEIPT(s) – If you buy, sell or make any kind of deed change please let us know so we can make the proper adjustments to your account. If a parcel is missed this does not excuse you from penalties. Only you know what you own! If you receive separate statements for your parcels, please let us know so we can flag them. This will avoid having missed parcels at time of payment.
3. ADDRESS CHANGES: You must change your address in the Collector’s Office or by telephone (870-798-2357) AND in the Assessor’s office or by telephone (870-798-2740). ACA 26-35-705
4. YOUR DELINQUENT TAXES must be paid before CURRENT TAXES can be paid.
5. MOBILE HOMES (IMPROVEMENT ONLY) – are considered same as personal property when delinquent. When delinquent it must be paid at the same time as personal property before a clearance for tags can be given. IF YOU BUY OR SELL A MOBILE HOME AND MOVE IT INTO OR OUT OF THE COUNTY YOU MUST NOTIFY THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE IMMEDIATELY AT 870-798-2740.
6. AS A HOMEOWNER: Amendment 79 and Act 142 provides that homeowners may be able to receive up to $350.00 tax credit on the property that is their principal residence. Also, homeowners who are 65 years of age or older or 100% disabled may receive a freeze on their assessed value. Mobile Home owners are also eligible. (Contact the Assessor’s office at 870-798-2740).
7. If you are 100% DISABLED VETERAN, SURVIVING SPOUSE OR MINOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN you must bring form #20-5455 into the Collector’s office EVERY YEAR by October 15th to receive the DAV credit. After the October 15th deadline NO EXEMPTIONS will be given. For example by October 15, 2017, the Collector’s office must have received the form dated in 2016 saying you were 100% service-connected, total and permanent DAV eligible in year 2017.
8. PART PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE ON YOUR CURRENT TAXES ONLY. Personal Property must be paid at the same time or before Real Estate. If your taxes are delinquent, no part payments can be made. If payment is made by check and same is not honored on presentation, receipt is null and void.
9. CURRENT PERSONAL AND REAL ESTATE TAXES SHOULD BE PAID BEFORE OCTOBER 15TH TO AVOID A 10% PENALTY AND INTEREST. You have from March 1st until October 15th of each year to pay your current taxes. If payment is made by check and same is not honored on presentation, receipt is null and void.
10. PERSONAL PROPERTY MUST BE ASSESSED EVERY YEAR BY MAY 31ST TO AVOID A 10% PENALTY. You have from January 3rd thru May 31st to assess your personal property in the Assessor’s office or by telephone at 870-798-2740. If you buy or sell a vehicle you need to inform the Assessor’s office immediately.
11. BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY MUST BE ASSESSED EVERY YEAR BY MAY 31ST TO AVOID A 10% PENALTY: Return your updated, signed and dated commercial form by May 31st of each year.
12. YOU MAY PAY YOUR TAXES ONLINE: Current and Delinquent taxes can be paid by going online at www.countyservice.net and select Calhoun County then follow the on-screen instructions (a fee will be charged). The online pay system will be turned off from October 16th until approximately November 1st to allow for the close out of the Current Tax year. YOU MAY PAY BY MAIL, P.O. BOX 1174, Hampton, AR 71744. In October, to avoid the long lines the Collector’s office accepts postmark for payment without penalty. Please enclose your statement with your payment. If you would like a receipt, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope or your email address.