FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2016
Office: (713) 274-8000
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is getting tough on delinquent property taxpayers.
Sullivan, joined by the county's delinquent tax attorneys, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, served notice today on Slow Dough Bread Company.
"I shouldn't have to show up at their doorstep, with a tax bill in hand, to collect their delinquent tax obligations," said Sullivan, "If I have to make a personal visit, they will have the choice to pay in full, or we will seize their property to satisfy the obligation."
Slow Dough Bread Company owed more than $13,000 in delinquent taxes for tax year 2015. Each year, since 2012, this company pays their taxes late.
Upon meeting with Mr. Sullivan and the delinquent tax attorneys, the property owner paid the amount in full.
"We give every taxpayer the opportunity to get their taxes paid on time. We offer support, reminders and payment plans. After we exhaust our resources, we have to get tough. I'm going to recover every dollar possible, to protect the integrity of the tax rolls," 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.