for Tax Collector 2020
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June 25, 2019
Need a speaker for your group?
Will Roberts will come to talk to your group about:
The biggest mistakes people make with their property taxes
The difference between the property appraiser and tax collector
Why Volusia County hasn’t elected a tax collector in nearly 50 years
Please fill out the contact form on the home page and let us know when Will can come to speak to your group.
June 25, 2019
Historic Tax Collector Race Begins!
The campaign for Volusia County’s first Tax Collector in nearly 50 years began this week. The first candidate to enter the race, Will Roberts, announced his campaign. Roberts is a US Air Force veteran and has seven years of experience in tax collection in Volusia County.
This 2020 Tax Collector race is historic because Volusia County’s Home Rule Charter, passed by voters in 1970, abolished the Tax Collector position. The Tax Collector was replaced with an appointed Revenue Director who is a county employee.
On the November 2018 ballot, Florida voters passed Amendment 10, which required all of Florida’s 67 counties to have five elected Constitutional Officers – Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Clerk of the Court, Sheriff and Tax Collector.
The passage of Amendment 10 means Volusia County will have the office of Tax Collector on the ballot in 2020 for the first time in nearly 50 years.
July 10, 2019
Tax Collector and Property Appraiser
The Tax Collector and the Property Appraiser have different roles but work closely together. This article should give you a basic understanding of how they collaborate.
The Property Appraiser’s role is to discover, list, and value all the real estate and tangible personal property in the county. The Property Appraiser is also responsible for tracking and verifying any of the property owner’s tax exemptions.
When the value of each property is complete, that information is submitted to the Tax Collector. The Tax Collector is responsible for creating and mailing the bills to the property owner with the amounts supplied by the Property Appraiser. Also, the Tax Collector is responsible for accepting and tracking the tax payments and then distributing the funds to the appropriate taxing authorities.
Basically, the Property Appraiser determines the value and the Tax Collector send the bill and collects the tax. Both the Property Appraiser and the Tax Collector work closely together to ensure the tax process is accurate for all citizens.
In Volusia County, the Tax Collector position is currently held by the appointed Revenue Director. The Revenue Director is a county employee and supervises the collection of taxes. A new law passed by voters in 2018, requires all counties in Florida to have an elected Tax Collector. It will be the first time Volusia County residents have elected a Tax Collector in nearly 50 years!