The Madera County Tax Collector’s office has sent out nearly 100 bank levy notices and thousands of delinquent notices in the last two months of its fiscal year-end push to collect taxes owed to the County and other entities.
The tax collector’s office handles the taxes owed to the County, county schools, special districts, maintenance districts, and the City of Chowchilla and the City of Madera.
“We are working very diligently to collect all of the taxes due,” said Tracy Kennedy, Madera County treasurer-tax collector. “On delinquent unsecured taxes due, we have a limited time to effect collection activity, which can consist of till taps or bank levies. We will also implement an intercept program, which allows us to intercept tax refunds from the State of California to a taxpayer if we have unpaid delinquent taxes.”
Tax bills are created through an assessed valuation of property, either secured property or unsecured personal property, by the Madera County Assessor. Farm and business personal property is taxable and is valued on an annual basis...