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Summit County offers tax-payment deferrals to furloughed federal workers

January 23, 2019

Summit County offers tax-payment deferrals to furloughed federal workers

AKRON, Ohio — Federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown can request a deferral of property taxes through the Summit County Fiscal Office.

Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise said Wednesday the office hopes to provide relief to furloughed workers by letting them pay real estate tax bills for the first half of 2018 after they return to work.

“Many people in our community have been negatively impacted by the government shutdown, through no fault of their own,” Scalise said in a news release. “They are struggling to pay bills and support their families.”

Requests for deferrals must be submitted by the Feb. 15 payment deadline for Summit County residents. Property owners affected by the shutdown may request a deferral by calling 330-643-8472 or emailing summittreas@summitoh.net.

To qualify for the postponement of payment, federal workers must be directly affected by the shutdown and provide documentation that shows loss of income or benefits due to the event.

The taxpayer’s property must be residential, occupied by the owner and current on property taxes.

All documentation must be submitted with deferral requests by the Feb. 15 closing date for first half 2018 real estate tax collection.

Visit FiscalOffice.summitoh.net for more information. 

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