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By Lou Marzeles

County late fees can be very taxing


Klickitat County Treasurer's Office

ACT NOW: Very few people get this notice in the mail from the Treasurer's Office.

Didn't pay your county taxes in time? You could have been hit with a sharp penalty, and some who've endured such a fate sometimes wonder why, and why the county can't fix the problem if they feel it wasn't their fault. Late fees don't happen often, though they can incense those who get them. County Treasurer Greg Gallagher says his office does everything possible to head them off.

"The taxes are sent out via the mail," Gallagher says. "We try to get them in the mail by the end of February, beginning of March. The idea is that the person would have them that first few days of March, give or take a little bit of time so that they have about 60 days prior to the due date. The first half is d...

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