Richland County officials have announced that the South Carolina Department of Revenue has approved the county's plan to extend property tax payment deadlines for non-vehicle taxes for 30 days.
Auditor Paul Brawley will delay mailing of the tax bills; as such, the additional penalties will be delayed by Treasurer David Adams.
The delays were unanimously approved by Richland County Council on Monday, Oct. 12.
The treasurer and auditor received notification from Revenue Department Director Rick Reames that the plan was approved late last week.
This means Richland County residents will not get their tax bills until November; penalties typically imposed on Jan. 16 will not be added to tax bills until Feb. 17, 2016.
This delays are for tax bills for real estate property, business personal property, manufacturing properties and boats and motors that are usually billed and collected at the beginning of each year.
“There are folks who may have planned to pay for their taxes, and now they’re out of pocket for a large expense due to an act of God,” Adams said. “This isn’t something that really makes up for these folks that have lost so much, but hopefully it helps.”
Questions should be directed to Adams' office at 803-576-2275 or Brawley's office at 803-576-2618.