Q. When I receive my 2010 Coryell County tax bill, when is the last day that I can pay without penalty and interest?
January 31, 2011
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Q. Where can I pay my property taxes?
You can pay by cash or check at any of our office locations throughout Coryell County. Payments by check only should be mailed to:
Justin K Carothers
P.O. Box 6
Gatesville, TX 76528
Please make your check payable to Justin K. Carothers, and if possible, enclose the copy of your tax statement with your payment.
Online and telephone property tax payments by credit card or e-check are also accepted.
Q. Why do I make checks payable to Justin K. Carothers?
The County Tax Assessor-Collector is an office created by the Texas Constitution. Under the Constitution’s provisions, the Assessor-Collector is personally liable for the funds collected and deposited in separate bank accounts under his control. The Assessor-Collector is relieved of this responsibility and liability when he deposits the funds with the County Treasurer.
Q. Can I pay my property taxes online?
Yes. The Tax Office accepts full or partial payment of property taxes online. Property taxpayers may also use any combination of credit cards and/order e-Checks for payment. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit/debit card. A non-refundable convenience fee of 2.5% will be charged by Certified Payments. E-check fee is $2.00.
Q. Can I pay my current taxes before paying my delinquent taxes?
Yes. Please be sure to indicate on your check that the money is to be applied to your current year taxes.
Q. Can I make monthly payments on my current taxes?
Yes. We will be take payments early and apply them to the bills when they become due.
Q. Can I make monthly payments on my delinquent taxes?
Yes, but payment arrangements will have to be made.
Q. Why do I have to pay penalty and interest when I never received a bill?
As a property owner, it is your responsibility to make sure that you receive a bill and that it is paid on time. The statements are mailed and the taxes are due at the same time each year. If you have not received a bill by the middle of December, you should call and request that another one be mailed to you. You are also able to call and get an amount due over the phone as early as October or look up your account on the website. It is not necessary to have a statement to make payment as long as you have your account number and know the correct amount. You can either mail or take your payment to any Coryell County Tax office location.
Q. Can a refund be mailed directly to me?
If the refund is due to the granting of an exemption (i.e. homestead or disabled veteran), the refund check will be mailed directly to the name and address on the tax roll, if there is no name change on the account.
Q. The mortgage company paid my current taxes. I failed to claim the homestead. How do I get a refund?
First, apply to CCAD for the exemption. We will send an application for the homestead exemption, or you may obtain the form directly from CCAD by calling 254-865-5911 ext.2263. If there is no name change on the account, the refund will be issued automatically to the name and address on the tax roll. If there is a name change, our system will not automatically issue a refund. You must apply for the refund. You may download the refund request form from our website. The refund will be issued to the actual payer of the taxes.
Q. I received a bill for personal property taxes, but I do not own any real estate; I just lease it for my business. Why am I receiving a bill on property I do not own? Should the property owner be paying this?
All businesses are taxed on their personal property, such as furniture, fixtures, machinery, equipment, inventory and vehicles. Most likely, the bill that you received is for your business personal property and not for the real estate itself. The real estate is taxed separately and the tax statement sent to the property owner.