Farm and business report deadlines creeping up


TAYLOR COUNTY—Taylor County Assessor Christa Kinsey would like to remind citizens that the deadline for filing farm reports is quickly approaching.

Individuals will have until Wednesday, September 1, to file their reports. Those who fail to do so will have their property appraised at fair market value.

Kinsey reported that those farmers who have five or more acres, with $1,000 in production or sales, along with those with five or fewer acres and $500 in sales or production, must file the reports in order to receive the reduced assessment.

Farmers will now have the option to file their farm reports online. Those wishing to do so should visit farmcensus.wvda.us.

“We encouraging those filling out and filing the paper version of the forms to use our drop boxes to avoid pesky waits,” Kinsey revealed. “We have two boxes conveniently located for individuals to use. There is one located outside of the front entrance of the courthouse and another one right outside of our office.”

Any individuals with questions may contact the Taylor County Assessor’s Office by calling 304-265-2420.

Kinsey would also like to remind corporations, LLCs and LLPs in Taylor County that the deadline to file reports for their properties is Wednesday, September 1, as well.

In addition, residents still have plenty of time to get their Personal Property Assessments filed before the October 1 deadline.

West Virginia law mandates that all residents file an assessment listing all personal property owned on July 1 of each year.

Personal Property Assessment forms may be mailed or taken to the Taylor County Assessor’s Office, located at 214 West Main Street, Room 107, Grafton, WV 26354.

For those that would like to skip filling out the paper copy of personal property assessments may access a digital version online, by visiting taylorcountyassessorwv.com. There, individuals may fill out and submit their forms quickly and easily.

“Residents might find the online filing option both quicker and easier this year,” said Kinsey. “Weather permitting, we will also have a table set up outside of the courthouse to allow individuals to fill out their forms there, especially those having questions.”

Assessor’s Office personnel will be available at the table during regular courthouse hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., each day, again, weather permitting.

Dog license forms are also available at either location. West Virginia law requires the Assessor to collect a license tax each year on all dogs over six months of age. Beginning July 1, every dog in Taylor County must be licensed annually.

“Those residents who have already filed their personal property assessments online and have dogs will still need to submit their payment to our office or visit our website to pay online,” Kinsey noted. 

Any individuals with questions may contact the Taylor County Assessor’s Office by calling 304-265-2420, Monday-Friday, during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Forms may be picked up in office or downloaded by visiting taylorcountyassessorwv.com.

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