Barrow County taxpayers didn’t let holiday shopping and the U.S. recession keep them from filling the coffers of the county government and the public schools.
On Monday, the deadline for on-time tax collections for 2009, the Barrow County Tax Commissioners Office collected $3 million, bringing the total collections to $37.6 million.
That final push provided more than $13 million for the county government, almost $23.5 million for the public schools, $773,841 for the City of Winder, and another $336,000 for the Georgia Department of Revenue.
Tax Commissioner Melinda Williams, wrapping up her 24th tax collection period, said taxpayers typically pay by the annual real property tax deadline about 80 percent of what is owed to the county government.
This time, they paid 83 percent of the $15.6 million assessed by the county government for real property taxes, personal property taxes, utility taxes, storm-water fees, and streetlight fees.
Did the Knight family (Freida, Eddie, ect.)pay their property tax this year or are they going to go another three years before paying? It is time to post those who are late in paying thire taxes. Why should the rest of Barrow county citizens pay for the Knights to use our roads, fire protection, ect.? Journal print the news let us the true citizen know what is going on.