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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE
September 09, 2016

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Tax Assessor-Collector Reclaims $1.6 Million in Delinquent Taxes

Mike Sullivan presents $330,488 check to Mayor Turner for the City of Houston

Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan has successfully recovered $1.6 million in delinquent taxes, after releasing his list of Top 10 Delinquent Tax Violators.

“We put pressure on these account holders to pay their fair share,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “I’m incredibly proud of our efforts. With the help of local media, we were able to collect payments from three of the top 10 delinquent accounts, as well as recover $985,705 from a bankruptcy case.”

During Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Sullivan presented a check to Mayor Sylvester Turner for $330,488.

“As a former council member, I know firsthand, collections likes these are vital for the City of Houston and our entire region to help support services and critical infrastructure,” said Sullivan.

The Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for collecting taxes for Harris County. It collects more than $6 billion each year, with a 98% collection rate.

“I want taxpayers to know that my office is here to help with payment plans, deferrals, exemptions and education through our Property Tax Workshops. Taxpayers can view their property tax accounts at http://www.hctax.net and may contact us at 713-274-8000 or tax.office@hctx.net if they have questions,” said Sullivan.

The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office Property Tax Division maintains approximately 1.5 million tax accounts and collects property taxes for 71 taxing entities including Harris County. The Tax Assessor-Collector's office collects more than $6 billion in property taxes each year.