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Personal Property Tax Questions and Answers:
When are my taxes due?
All taxes are due by December 31st of the year they are assessed. The
postmark on the envelope determines the date mailed. RSMo. 139.100
Why is my tax bill so high?
The amount of tax you owe each year is based on the value of the
vehicles you owned on January 1 of that year. The value of each
vehicle is established by the Taney County Assessor using a standard
rate book. The assessed value of each vehicle can be found on your
Why is my tax bill higher than my friend's tax bill?
The amount of tax you owe is based on the value of your vehicles, not
on the number of vehicles. It is common for a person with one
expensive vehicle to owe more tax than someone with several less
expensive vehicles. Also, tax bills vary by the taxing district that
you live in based upon their levy.
Why am I being taxed for a vehicle I no longer own?
The amount of tax you owe is based on the vehicles you owned on
January 1 of that year. Regardless of whether you no longer own
those vehicles or whether you have purchased new vehicles, your tax
is based on what vehicles you owned on January 1.
May I pay my personal and real estate taxes with one check?
Yes, but make sure to add them correctly and send the exact amount
due. The Collector's office cannot accept payments for the wrong
amount. If you send your statement we will return it stamped paid.
If you do not send your statement, you must write the account number
you wish to pay on the check and then a paid receipt will be sent to
How do I avoid paying late fees?
Please be sure that your payment is postmarked no later than December
31. Payments postmarked after December 31 will be returned unless
late fees are included. State law requires us to go by the postmark.
Do I owe taxes although I am no longer a Missouri resident?
Yes. By state law, your tax obligation is established on January 1