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Penalty assessed for unpaid property taxes

Staff report

A penalty has been added to Huntington County property taxes not paid by the May 10, 2019 due date.

A penalty of 5 percent will be charged if the spring installment is paid on or before 30 days after the due date and if the taxpayer is not behind on previous property tax payments for the same parcel, according to a press release from the Huntington County Treasurer’s Office.

If taxes are due for more than this year’s spring installment, the penalty will be 10 percent of the unpaid tax.

Properties may be eligible to be sold at a tax sale if the first installment tax payment and penalty from 2018 or previous years are unpaid. Those properties may be removed from the tax sale if payments are made no later than June 18,2019. Affected property owners were notified of their properties’ tax sale status in letters mailed January 31, 2019, according to the release.

The tax sale for Huntington County will be held Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. in the GAR Room on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse. Properties in the tax sale will be listed at www.sriservices.com/ later this summer.

The Treasurer’s office is located on the first floor of the courthouse and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Payments may be mailed to 201 N. Jefferson St., Room 104, Huntington, IN 46750, the release stated.