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Baumgartner using town hall share information about taxpayer assistance programs

April 4, 2019

Spokane County Treasurer Michael Baumgartner is holding a town hall to share information on taxpayer assistance programs and investment of public funds.

The taxpayer town hall will be 6 -7 p.m. April 8 at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

Citizens will be able to share comments at the meeting.

“Taxpayers have a right to know how their Treasurer is managing their tax dollars,” Baumgartner said in a statement. “I look forward to sharing updates on the various functions of the treasurer’s office, including the management of the over $1.2 billion investment pool and hearing from the people of Spokane County how their local government can better serve them.”

Baumgartner will provide information on local and state government actions that led to a reduction in property taxes this year for 83 percent of Spokane County property owners; how veterans, the disabled and senior citizens can qualify for property tax exemptions; avoiding penalties for property tax payments; and options for those needing assistance with making payments on time.

The Spokane County Treasurer’s Office collects, safeguards and invests public funds on behalf of multiple state and local agencies and manages tax collection for more than 230,000 property parcels.