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Businesses must file renditions by April 15

Polk County Enterprise

LIVINGSTON -- County taxpayers who own tangible personal property used to produce income must file a rendition with the Polk Central Appraisal District by April 15. A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable property owned or controlled on Jan. 1 of this year. Property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or an agriculture producer's equipment used for farming. "The appraisal district may use the information submitted in the rendition to set property values," said Chad Hill, chief appraiser. Property owners also may file a report of decreased value to notify the district of significant depreciation of their property. "For example, if your property was damaged by a storm, flood or fire last year, you should file a report of decreased value. The district will look at your property before assigning a value in 2018," said Hill. The last day to file a rendition or report of decreased value is April 15. If a rendition is filed late or is incomplete, or is not filed at all, a penalty may be imposed. Property owners who need more time to file their renditions may file a written request with the chief appraiser on or before April 15 to receive an automatic extension to May 15 (or the next business day). The chief appraiser may also grant an additional 15 days after the postponed deadline, if necessary. For more information about rendering property, deadline extensions, penalties and rendition forms, taxpayers may contact the Polk Central Appraisal District at 114 Matthews, Livingston, TX 77351. The telephone number is 936-327-2174 and the web address is www.polkcad.org More information is also available from the Comptroller's Property Tax Assistance Division at (800) 252-9121 and press "2" to access the menu and then press "1" to contact the information services team or visit the Comptroller's website at www.window.state. tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/.


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