Property taxes for Kosciusko County will be due Nov. 10 for 2015 payable 2016 tax payments.
Tax bills are mailed one time each year in the spring and include both the spring and fall installment coupons, according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Treasurer’s Office.
Taxes may be paid on the main floor of the courthouse in the Treasurer’s Office located at 100 W. Center St., Room 215, Warsaw. There is a ground level entrance on the west side of the courthouse and an elevator to reach the second floor where the Treasurer’s Office is located. An outside drop box is available for tax payments at the west entrance of the courthouse. The box is monitored by the surveillance cameras located outside the courthouse.
Tax payments may be mailed to Kosciusko County Treasurer, PO Box 1764, Warsaw IN 46581. Spring payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10. If mailing on Nov. 10, it is important to have the post office hand cancel the envelope with the postmark date to avoid late penalties, the news release states. Dropping payments in a post office drop box on the last day will not ensure the payment will be postmarked timely.
Property taxes received with a Nov. 11 or later postmark are subject to 5 or 10 percent penalties. The county drop box at the west entrance to the courthouse can be an alternative to mailing the tax bill especially on the final payment day.
Taxes may be paid at Crossroads, Campbell & Fetter, Farmers State Bank, First Federal Huntington, Lake City Bank and Mutual Bank. Taxes may be paid online with a credit card or debit card at www.kcgov.com “Pay Taxes” with a 2.95 percent convenience fee. Credit and debit cards may also be used by calling 800-809-5849 with a 3.95 percent convenience fee. Credit and debit cards may also be used in the Treasurer’s Office with a 2.95 percent convenience fee. The convenience fee is retained by the credit card vendor. No part of the fee is retained by Kosciusko County.
Taxpayers are entitled to one Homestead Credit in Indiana as evidenced by voting location, income tax filing location and vehicle registration location. Homestead credit forms do not need to be re-filed annually. If taxpayers are currently receiving a Homestead Credit on their property, but should not be, they must contact the Auditor’s Office to avoid penalties.
Taxpayers who need to file for the Homestead Credit or any other deduction should contact the Auditor’s Office at 100 W. Center St., Room 220, Warsaw, IN 46580; or call 574-372-2316.
County Treasurer Sue Ann Mitchell reminds taxpayers that tax information is available at the Kosciusko County website at www.kcgov.com by selecting “Beacon Online Mapping.” Taxpayers may view real property, personal property and mobile home property tax information, real property record cards, and maps as well as other pertinent information related to the property.
“Personal Property” must be selected from the drop down box in the upper right corner to view mobile homes and personal property information.
“Parcels” must be selected from the drop down box in the upper right corner to view real property information.
Taxpayers with questions in reference to their tax bills may contact the Kosciusko County Treasurer’s Office at 574-372-2373.
Story By The Times Union