If you thought your personal property tax bill was too high when you received it just a few days ago, you might be right. If you thought the due date was coming too soon, you are absolutely right. A computer glitch caused those errors.
An alert has gone out from the City of Richmond that you should call to make sure you are paying the proper fee. If your bill says to pay by May 1, 2012, it is likely that the amount is also wrong based on incorrect assessed values. The payment deadline has been extended to June 1, 2012, to give residents time to find out and pay the correct fee.
According to NBC12 more than 130,000 personal property tax bills have gone out to city Richmond residents this month, and about 32,000 of them are incorrect. That might include yours.
Most bills are nearly double what they should be.
The City of Richmond made the mistake, but it is not submitting new bills. It is left up to the residents to call to verify what to pay.
This is so important because paying personal property taxes is bad enough, and who wants to pay double?
Call the number that is on your personal property bill to find out the correct amount you need to pay, and pay it by June 1 instead of May 1.