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Perry County tax payers should note their annual tax bills will have a different appearance this year due to a software upgrade at the Perry County Collector’s Office, according to collector Rodney Richardet.
“Aside from the standard billing amounts and tax category breakdowns, the new statement design provides more information for taxpayers to look at,” Richardet said. “We will also include an extra copy of the statement taxpayers can keep for their household records.”
Unlike the previous tax bills, the new annual tax statements now provide taxpayers with an itemized list of assessed personal property, as well as the individual cost of tax liability for each piece of personal property.
Richardet said the need to change the billing format came when the county contracted with a new software provider.
“We had been using our former software provider for more than 32 years,” he said. “Once they announced they would be going into retirement mode and phasing out their services over the next couple of years, we had to make a change.”
Richardet said he foresees the new software system as a benefit to his office as well as taxpayers.
“The company we were with always updated and made changes when action was needed as state statutes changed over the years, but now we will be on a completely different system,” he said. “Our goal is to provide Perry County tax payers the highest level of service, and we look forward to working with everyone to ensure that is the case.”
Tax bills are currently in the mail, and should arrive to households by the second week of November. Any tax payer who does not receive a tax statement is advised to notify the Perry County Collector’s Office in a timely fashion. The collector is open Monday-Friday, 8 am-5pm, and is located in the Perry County Administration Building at 321 N Main St., Suite 4 in Perryville. The phone number is (573) 547-4422. The failure of a taxpayer to receive the notice does not relieve them from any liability.
New this year, residents of the City of Altenburg should note that their 2019 city taxes