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Property tax bills could arrive next week


$1.5 million remains uncollected from 2011
Despite cooler temperatures, that daily walk to your mailbox next week may not be very pleasant as most of us will be met with our 2012 property tax bills.
On Monday, Pickens County Tax Commissioner Sharon Troglin said bills would be going out earlier than usual this year – with an accompanying earlier deadline for payment. Depending on the printer, she said, the bills would be sent either this Friday or Monday. If they are mailed Friday, she said, the payment deadline will be Nov. 27. If they go out Monday, Oct. 1, the deadline will be November 30. 
Once the county’s digest is approved by the state, the bill information is sent to a printer and cued up in line along with other Georgia counties. This year will mark the earliest Pickens County tax bills have been due in decades.
“As long as I’ve been here – and I’ve worked in the tax office for 23 years - I don’t ever remember them being out this early,” Troglin said.
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