Important Property Tax Information For Arizona
Here in Arizona property taxes might be done a little different then your use to, so we took the time to explain it.
ANNUAL TAX STATEMENT
1. Annual statements are billed for the calendar year, although they are not issued until the fall of the current year (September or October).
2. Taxes may be paid in two halves:
a. The first installment is due October 1 and delinquent November 1.
b. The second installment is due March 1 of the following year and delinquent May 1.
3. Always check the property description on the tax statement to avoid paying on the wrong property. The Treasurer CANNOT be held responsible for payments made to the wrong property. To assure proper posting of payments and information to your address , please furnish your parcel number when making any payments or inquiries at the Assessor’s or Treasurer’s office. This number can be found on paperwork supplied to you by your title insurance company and is usually in the following format: 123-45-678. Sometimes this number is followed by a letter denoting that a lot split may have occurred.
4. The law does not recognize failure to receive a tax statement as a reason for waiving interest. The Treasurer must assess interest on all delinquent payments.
1. On or before January 31 of each year, an Assessment Notice is sent from the Assessor to each property owner, at the last known address. The Notice includes information for the new tax year, such as property full cash value, assessed value, classification, and assessment ratio.
2. During a 45-day period after receipt of assessment notice, valuations can be protested through the County Assessor. For information call the Assessor’s office at 602-506-3406.
1. The transfer of ownership information may take six (6) months or more to process; therefore, new owners may not receive a tax bill for property purchased after November 1 of the previous year. If a tax statement has not been received by October 15, the new owner MUST contact the Treasurer for the statement so that payment can be made before the first half becomes delinquent; once again, November 1. The phone number is 602-506-8511.
JANUARY 1 Mark your calendar
FEBRUARY 1 On or before this date, Assessor is required to notify property owners of any increase in taxes or of delinquent taxes for previous years sold at auction. (Three year redemption period.)
FEBRUARY 15 Last day to file an appeal with the Assessor’s Office if the property owner feels that the values are excessive or that they violate the limitations of increases.
FEBRUARY 28 Last day to file exemptions. Second half of taxes for the previous year are due and payable.
MAY 1 Second half of taxes for previous year are now delinquent.
JULY 25 Tax roll is certified.
SEPTEMBER 15 Tax statements are mailed from mid-September to October 1.
OCTOBER 1 First half of current year taxes are now due and payable. You may pay for the full year at one time.
NOVEMBER 1 First half of current year taxes are no