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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Collector holds first Tax Sale Seminar

  • Seminar draws 20 plus residents
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  • Audrain County Collector Kate Becker held an Informational Tax Sale Seminar Wednesday night in the Audrain Courthouse Community Room. The seminar drew interest from some 20 or so city and county residents. Becker said this was the first time her office has offered this type of event. She stated she offered the seminar to educate and prepare possible buyers for the upcoming Tax Certificate Sale scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 26, at the East Courthouse door, at 10 a.m., and continue from day to day.
    During the hour-long seminar, Becker did an overview of the sale process and what buyers need to know — discussing such things as farmland surplus, delinquent issues, certificates of purchases, a collector's deed, redemption of property purchased, Missouri resident requirements, liens, advice and much more. She also shared the most frequently asked questions among prospective buyers.
    When asked her purpose for holding the meeting, Becker said she wants to make sure the public is well informed and educated about the process. Those attending seemed appreciative of her efforts. After the session ended, many said "how great" the seminar was and how "well-informed" they felt.
    The Audrain County Collector of Revenue is the elected official responsible for collecting current and delinquent property taxes for the county and various political subdivisions within the county which have authorized property tax levies. The Collector is responsible for the accounting and distribution of collections to taxing entities and collects merchant license fees.
    By law, the collector must use any legal means to collect delinquent taxes. The collector's office provides services relating to processing tax payments from escrowed accounts held by mortgage holders on behalf of real estate owners.
    Primary tax records are maintained and held for public use within the Collector's office.
    See the legal and classified sections of The Mexico Ledger for listings of the available properties.

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