Property taxes collected
Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector, recently reported “Over 100 million dollars in property tax payments were collected and posted from the December 10 property tax deadline.”
Kennedy is pleased to report that all payments were posted and balanced by December 21.
The delay was due in part to the Groundwater Sustainability Project fee injunction granted by the Superior Court of California for the County of Madera on December 6.
The preliminary injunction did not expressly order refunds to be made, however the Board of Supervisors felt it was the best course of action for refunds to be issued on the Delta Mendota and Madera Subbasin GSP Fees. Refunds will be issued for those who are eligible by March 15.
Although they were unable to post and balance sooner than usual, Kennedy said, “I am very grateful to have a team that strives to raise the bar with each tax season. It’s all hands-on deck and the staff works together to make sure all customers are taken care of. The fact that they post and balance payments in such a short period of time is remarkable.”
The funds from property taxes are apportioned to local school districts and cities (Madera and Chowchilla).
“This collection period, we received more than $16.9 million in E-check payments, which is 20 percent increase in the number of E-check payments we collected this time last year. This is a considerable increase of which I am very proud of.
“Our office has been working diligently to promote our Free E-checks because they are easy to use, they post in real time, and they are free to the taxpayer,” she said.
As a reminder, taxpayers can view the total amount of taxes that have been paid in 2022 online for information, if needed to file income taxes. To verify and/or view payments posted to your account, visit the Tax Collector’s website: www.maderacounty.com/treasurer.
Just log in and follow the prompts for “Paying your taxes” and the entire tax bill will be revealed with payment information.
Stay informed and sign up for free alerts today. Additional resources are available online via the Tax Collector’s website.