Taxes are due next Tuesday

Over half of ad valorem taxes due next week have been paid, according to Grady County Tax Commissioner Phyllis Gainous’ office.
As of Tuesday, the tax commissioner had collected $7,627,975.99 leaving $6,473,780.68 left to be paid.
The deadline to pay local ad valorem taxes without penalties or interest is next Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.
Of the taxes collected through Tuesday, the lion’s share has been paid to the Grady County Board of Education, $3,489,522.86. The Grady County Board of Commissioners will be paid $3,402,654.97 with $717,711.12 going to the city of Cairo and $18,087.04 to the city of Whigham.
Cathy Slaughter of the tax office reports that collections began with a bang soon after the bills were mailed on Oct. 20, but have slowed in the interim only to begin picking up as the due date looms.
“Between now and next Tuesday we will really begin to collect a lot of the taxes,” she said.
The county’s top 25 taxpayers will pay $1,670,811.29 collectively this year on assessed value of $74,753,210.
Eight of the county’s top 25 taxpayers have already remitted payment including Ira Higdon Grocery Company, Wal-Mart Store #858, The Oliva Company, Wal-Mart, Woodhaven Industries, MJB Investments, LLC, Bright-Meyers, and Mills Rentals, LLC.
If you have questions about your ad valorem taxes call 229-377-3322.

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