Letters from the Community
June 26, 2019
Something isn't working right
Some Klickitat County property taxpayers may be paying interest that they don’t owe.
I received an invoice from the Treasurer’s office after I had fully paid our property taxes. When I called for an explanation, I was told it was for interest, since my check was late. I mailed the check on April 29, two days before the due date. I was told that the interest is based on the “processed” date of May 8, thus eight days late. She confirmed that the due date is the USPS postmark date, but she could not tell me that date, only the processed date.
Since this was confusing, I attempted to contact the Treasurer, leaving him a voice mail and sending two emails....