Taxable Personal Property FAQs
About Taxable Personal Property
If you are a first time filer, the declaration may seem complicated and confusing. It’s made to accommodate many different types of property - please read the instructions carefully:
- It is recommended to keep a list of your assets including costs and dates of purchase. Update it periodically with new acquisitions and disposals. If you have your accountant prepare your declaration send them a copy of your updated assets list.
- Do not use vague terms like “various” and “same as last year.”
- File the original declaration with the Assessor’s Office as soon as possible before November 1, be sure to sign and date your return.
- Keep a copy for your records and for referral when filing subsequent declarations.
- Call or visit the Assessor’s Office for any questions or concerns.
- What is Taxable Personal Property?
- I already paid sales taxes on my property. Is this a new requirement?
- Who must file a personal property declaration?
- I didn’t get a declaration in the mail. Am I still required to report my property?
- When are personal property declarations due to be filed?
- What if I don’t file a declaration?
- How does the assessor know if my declaration is accurate?
- What if I buy or set up a business after October 1?
- I’m no longer in business but I received a declaration. Do I still need to file?
- Are there any tax breaks available to owners of personal property?
- What if I think I am being over-assessed?