Tax office plans to send out new warning

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If your 2010 property taxes still haven't been paid, expect to hear from the Richmond County Tax Office next week.

Steven Kendrick  Augusta Chronicle/ file
Augusta Chronicle/ file
Steven Kendrick

Tax Commissioner Steven Kendrick's office will mail 12,000 letters Friday, giving taxpayers 30 days to pay, or the tax office will place liens on their properties.

A 10 percent penalty was placed on delinquent property taxes after the Dec. 20 deadline.

Meanwhile, 12 of the 15 biggest delinquent property tax bills listed in recent Augusta Chronicle articles have been paid.

The largest delinquent account and three others were paid this month before penalties went into effect.

National Hills Exchange paid $143,716.95 in taxes for National Hills shopping center at 2701 Washington Road on Dec. 7, settling the top delinquent account. Others that paid before the penalty deadline:

- USPG Portfolio One LLC paid $61,179.69 for a portion of Walmart, 590 Bobby Jones Expressway, on Dec. 8.

- Purohit & Associates LLC paid $59,617.59 for Staybridge Hotel, Center West Parkway, on Dec. 20.

- Finnchem USA Inc., Huron Tech paid $58,348.12 for Huron Tech chemical, 2360 Doug Barnard Parkway, on Dec. 10.

Those on the original list of top tax bills that still haven't been paid are:

- RDC Properties LLC, $102,073.75 in taxes, penalty and interest for the Sun Trust Building at 801 Broad St.

- RDC Properties LLC, $77,605.92 in taxes, penalty and interest for the Lamar Building, 753 Broad St.

- Cascades Pointe at Augusta, $43,765.21 in taxes, penalty and interest for College Station Apartments, 3105 Wrightsboro Road.

Since the first article listing the 15 biggest delinquent property tax bills was published Nov. 27, the following accounts have been paid:

- $108,876.64 on the Sam's building at 596 Bobby Jones Expressway

- $92,525.62 for Iron Horse Apartments on Stevens Creek Road

- $82,895.62 on the Walmart building at 594 Bobby Jones Expressway

- $63,761.28 for Spicewood Apartments on Wheeler Road

- $35,867.01 on Thornberry Apartments at 3204 Skinner Mill Road

- $48,475.37 for Comfort Inn, 1455 Walton Way

- $64,293.43 for Shapiro Meat Packing at 1301 N. Savannah Road

- $54,788.28 for Shapiro Meat Packing personal property and inventory at 1150 Fifth St.

- $44,312.40 for Augusta Oncology, 3606 Wheeler Road.

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too_much_time
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too_much_time 12/28/10 - 08:06 pm
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maybe they will start being

maybe they will start being serious about collecting these debts. can't let people go years without paying. pay your taxes or leave the county. pretty simple!

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 12/28/10 - 08:13 pm
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All property owners received

All property owners received a bill and the deadline and penalties were given. The deadline has passed so place the lien on the property. Unless it is a legal requirement, why spend an additional $5000 in postage?

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Brad Owens 12/29/10 - 05:50 am
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I wonder if he gave himself a

I wonder if he gave himself a $25,000.00 bill for that tax monies stolen out of his office?

Just kidding Steve, I am glad you are taking action when we need it. I may have had disagreements with you in the past over petty DDA stuff but you really are turning out to be an active public servant.

Keep working hard for the people,

Brad

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usapatriot 12/29/10 - 06:36 am
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folks, there you have it.

folks, there you have it. there is why your rent, meat and banking is so expensive. i don't know how far behind they are, but those are stiff numbers.

remember a couple weeks ago, ARC wanted to raise business licenses and fees by 10%? said it would bring in only $330,000. do the math. They already collect $3.3 million in licensing fees. We pay that, those of us that spend money in those businesses.

look at these tax levies and just figure what the total is that is collected. then spent. geez.

btw, it has to be a management company failing walmart & sam's. what's up with that?

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Brad Owens 12/29/10 - 09:27 am
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RM1, Is that a reference to

RM1,

Is that a reference to Rep Jefferson from LA or meat packing?

Brad

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Riverman1 12/29/10 - 12:05 pm
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Apparently jokes about the

Apparently jokes about the $25,000 and freezers are off limits. I had a post pulled without any explanation. The second post Moores got mad at me for reposting something similar even though he hadn't emailed me anything about the first post. He said I couldn't repost something that had been pulled. When I immediately e-mailed him back telling him he had never informed me the first one wasn't acceptable, I get the "Out of office" reply. Ha.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 12/29/10 - 01:08 pm
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I wonder if the delinquent

I wonder if the delinquent augusta richmond county commissioner will get one of these letters?

bettyboop
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bettyboop 12/29/10 - 02:18 pm
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Perhaps Kendrick needs

Perhaps Kendrick needs vacation funds....just saying

getalife
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getalife 12/29/10 - 03:25 pm
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Someone needs to answer the

Someone needs to answer the question about the missing $25,000.00. Is there an active investigation, what is really going on, why should it take this long to investigate? Maybe they already know and have made arrangements for the money to be repaid?

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Sweet son 12/29/10 - 04:01 pm
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Mr. Kendrick should print a

Mr. Kendrick should print a list of the deliquents on properties valued at $200,000 or less. Maybe not for the AC because of space but on his website. Maybe it is already available. Give us a link. It is always said that the middle always pays most of the taxes.

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 12/29/10 - 04:50 pm
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Unfortunately the tax

Unfortunately the tax commissioner's web page is still talking about 2008 (http://www.augustaga.gov/index.aspx?NID=832), but current individual property tax information can be seen by property address/property owner using the GIS website (http://www.augustaga.gov/index.aspx?NID=1277&ART=3206&ADMIN=1)

Navarro
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Navarro 12/30/10 - 12:03 am
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Maybe the high tax bills are

Maybe the high tax bills are driving business out of Augusta.

Adam Bomb
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Adam Bomb 10/03/14 - 04:22 am
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Good Job Steve

Was wondering when you were going to lower the boom on these delinquents. Keep up the good work.

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