Curry County Assessor Jim Kolen reported last Monday his office recently mailed Business Personal Property Returns for 2021 to all county business owners the assessor has on record. In Oregon, personal property used as part of a business may be subject to property tax.
Returns must be post marked or filed with the assessor’s office no later than March 15 or owners are subject to late filing penalties.
The assessor’s office attempts to track businesses within the county and send forms to those owners that they are aware of. It is the business owner’s responsibility to report annually, whether they have received notice from the assessor or not. Late filing or not filing can subject the business owner to penalties.
New business owners or business owners who have not yet received their forms should contact Wendy Carpenter in the assessor’s office at (541) 247-3256. If your business has closed, this must also be reported to the assessor’s office so you are not assessed a property tax.
“We are requesting that Business Personal Property owners call us right away if they have questions,” said Kolen. “Ideally if people are timely contacting us, we can work with them to avoid penalties.”