Counties target property tax delinquents

Counties target property tax delinquents

Lane County will lead a new coalition aiming to identify businesses not paying taxes on personal property in seven counties.

State lawmakers awarded a $252,000 grant to Lane County to lead a pilot project over the next year to identify and notify these tax scofflaws in the seven counties that make up the new Southwest Oregon Assessment and Taxation Coalition. In addition to Lane, members of the coalition are Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties.

Some businesses either don’t report or underreport personal property, either willfully or out of professed ignorance, local assessors say.

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