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Do you have concerns about your tax bill becoming past due? Would it be helpful to break up your tax bill into smaller payments? Buncombe County Tax Collections wants to work with you to develop a payment schedule that makes paying your bill manageable. Below you will find information about payment plans, what happens if your bill is past due, and important dates to keep in mind.
What types of payment plans does Buncombe County Tax Collections offer?
Is your tax bill too large to pay all at once? We offer you the option of paying over the course of the year so you don’t have to pay all at once. Being enrolled and staying current on your payment plan also ensures you won’t be subject to collection actions, such as payroll or bank garnishments.
There are two payment options available: The Casual Payment Plan and the Preauthorized Debit Payment Plan.
The Casual Payment Plan allows you to send in a predetermined amount every month; it will not be automatically drafted from your bank account. If you have a bill from 2022, you must finish monthly payments by April, 2023. Please call our office for more information or to be set up on this plan. The sooner you begin making payments the smaller your monthly payments will be.
The Preauthorized Debit Plan automatically withdraws a predetermined amount from your bank account every month. If you have a bill from 2022, you must finish monthly payments by May, 2023. Please call our office for more information or to be set up on this plan. The sooner you begin making payments the smaller your monthly payments will be.
You may also choose to have your taxes paid through a voluntary wage garnishment. With each pay period, a predetermined amount can be withheld and sent directly to our office. Please call us for more information.
All payment plans require you to contact our office. For more information or to enroll in a payment plan call a County Account Representative at (828) 250-4910 or visit here.
For more information about the County’s exclusion or deferment plans for the elderly, disabled, veterans, and families that meet certain income requirements, click here.
My taxes are past due, what happens now?
Our priority is to work hand-in-hand with you to pay your bill. We are required by North Carolina law to advertise properties with outstanding taxes due. It is important to note that just because your property has been advertised does not mean the foreclosure process has begun. Foreclosure is an absolute last resort.
If your property has been advertised, you can contact a Tax Collection Account Representative and they will help determine which payment option will work best. We want to work with you to prevent collection actions. You can contact our professional Account Representatives at (828) 250-4910 or click here for more information.
- August 2022: Tax bills are mailed, payment plan enrollment opens.
- Sept. 1, 2022: Tax bills are due (interest is not added to an unpaid amount until Jan.6).
- Jan. 5, 2023: Last day to pay taxes without interest.
- Jan. 6, 2023: Tax bills are delinquent and collection actions may take place at any time.
- Please note: Additional fees may be added to an amount due if collection actions are initiated.
- April 2023: Last month to finish payments in the Casual Payment Plan for current overdue bills from 2022. Those bills must be paid in full by this date.
- May 2023: Last month to finish payments in the Preauthorized Debit Plan for current overdue bills from 2022. Those bills must be paid in full by this date.
If you have any questions about your tax bill or payment plans our helpful Collection specialists are standing by at (828) 250-4910, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Chat live at buncombecounty.org/taxcollections.