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Is there an appeal process?
Appeals of value and taxability must be filed with the tax office within 30 days of the date of this notice.
What constitutes a gap bill?
Gap billing occurs when there are one or more months (a gap) in billed property taxes between the expiration of a vehicle's registration and the renewal or the issuance of a new registration.
What happens if bill remains unpaid?
Past due taxes are subject to enforcement measures including, but not limited to, garnishment of wages and bank accounts, levy on personal property, attachment of current and future state tax income refunds, and attachment of lottery winnings. Enforcement measures will be begin immediately after the due date.
What is GAP billing?
The billing of taxes where missed months of taxation exist between motor vehicle renewal dates. NC General Statute 105-330.3(2) established the requirements and procedures for counties in NC to implement the gap billing process. Guilford County is mailing out the first notices in August 2018 which will be due by January 7, 2019.
What is the due date?
Taxes must be paid on or before past due date. Payments received by mail are deemed received based on the U.S. Postal Service postmark. If no date is shown on the postmark OR if the postmark is not affixed by the U.S. Postal Service, the tax payment shall be deemed received when received in the tax office. G.S. 105-360(d) states that the burden of proof shall be on the taxpayer to show that the payment was timely made.
What is the interest rate?
Interest accrues at 2% for the first month and 3/4% added the first day of each month thereafter until paid in full.
Why am I receiving a bill?
The registration for the vehicle listed on this notice expired. The registration was recently renewed or a new registration was issued. During the lapse in registration, the vehicle was considered unregistered and the county is required to collect property taxes for vehicles with an unregistered status per NC General Statute 105-330.3(2).
How do I correct inaccurate information on my property record card?
Access the Property Verification form and submit changes electronically. It generally takes 48 hours for your record card to be updated. An appraiser may call you to verify the submitted information or visit your property.
What are the hours of operation, location and directions to the tax department?
The hours of operation are 8-5 M-F.
We are located at: 400 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
at the corner of West Market Street and Eugene Street.
For those residents in or near High Point, the tax department has an office.
The hours of operation are 8-5 M-F
We are located at: 325 East Russell Avenue, High Point, NC 27260
What types of tax payment are accepted?
Payment is accepted in the form or cash, check, money order or credit/debit card. Taxpayers are charged 2.5% to pay by card over-the-counter and 2.4% to pay online and by phone. The e-check option is available by phone for a flat $1.95 fee. You may pay taxes via Internet by visiting our website at http://taxweb.guilfordcountync.gov/PublicWebAccess/ or call 1-877-717-7679 and follow the instructions to pay by telephone. Checks for payment should be made to Guilford County Tax. Mailing address for payments is PO Box 71072, Charlotte, NC 28272-1072.
What information do I submit when I get rid of a vehicle?
When getting rid of a vehicle we require you to submit a copy of a bill of sale and a receipt of tag surrender from the DMV.
Is the tax bill valid if I transferred my tag to another car?
Yes, the tax bill is valid because the license plate is in use.
What time period am I paying taxes for?
Your taxes are applied to:
RMV taxes-tag year
Real & Personal taxes-fiscal year
When may I expect to receive my tax bill on my vehicle?
Usually you will receive your tax bill within 2 months from the time you renew or purchase a new registration.
When will my house taxes be billed and when are they due each year?
You should receive your bill within the first 2 weeks of July. The taxes are due on or before August 31 to receive a 0.5% discount for early payment. After this date, the taxes are due at par on or before January 5, after which time interest begins and enforced collections.
Can I pay installments/pre-pay my taxes on my house and/or car?
Yes, as long as the full balance of taxes is paid before the delinquent date. Please contact our office at 336-641-3363 to take advantage of this feature.
I think the assessed value of my property is wrong. How do I appeal it?
Appeals of tax value may be made in writing to the Board of Equalization and Review on or before May 15 for the current tax year.
Do I need to list improvements to my property each year?
Any additions or renovations that have added value to the property over the past year need to be listed in the January listing period. Click here for the listing form.
What happens if I don't may my taxes by the deadline?
Interest begins to accrue and enforcement remedies prescribed by law are initiated such as, garnishment of wages, levy on bank account(s), seizure of personal property and foreclosure on real estate.
Does the tax department conduct tax lien sales?
No, the tax department does not conduct tax lien sales.