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September 4, 2012

Time to collect

Delinquent tax firm going to work to get property owners to pay back taxes

By LIBBY CLUETT | lcluett@mineralwellsindex.com

PALO PINTO – Going back to 1986, a total of $2.6 million in delinquent taxes are owed the county’s 18 taxing entities.

In 2011 taxes alone, nearly $1.1 million is owed and the company hired to collect back taxes is gearing up to take legal action to collect – one way or another.

Palo Pinto County Commissioners heard a report last week on delinquent taxes and collections from Charles Brady of Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins and Mott LLP.

Delinquent tax firms are a part of doing business for the county’s taxing entities. Each year, commissioners receive a report on the status of collections. Brady informed commissioners at last Monday’s meeting that 170 delinquent taxpayers are currently on payment plans and 43 have paid. He said 56 taxpayers (individuals and businesses) have breached payment plans and the firm is working to pursue judgments.

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