All Macoupin County taxpayers should have received their 2017 payable 2018 property tax bill. With a new software system used to calculate and prepare the taxes this year, the bill does look different than in year’s past.
As part of the transition to the new software system, some issues with the printing of the bills have come to the County’s attention. The previous year taxes and rates for the individual districts did not print correctly, however, the total amount paid for last year’s previous taxes are correct. The other issue is the column showing how much of your tax bill goes to pay for the pensions in that district. The amounts shown are too high. Neither of these issues affects the taxes to be paid this year, but the County apologizes for the confusion.
For those wanting to see the correct version of their property tax bill, there is a way to see your bill online. Taxpayers can visit tax.macoupincountyil.gov and search for their property. They can click ‘Begin Search’ and then enter either their property parcel number, owner name, or address. Users should then click on the ‘Select Property’ button near their property. Once they have, they can click ‘Taxes’ on the left to see the taxes they owe this year and click to bring up their tax bill. This bill will have the correct amounts for the previous year taxes as well as the pension costs for this year.
As always, taxpayers are reminded that if they have not received their tax bill yet, they should contact Macoupin County Treasurer Anne Boehm’s office at (217) 854-4014 ext 709. Failure to receive a tax bill or receiving one late for any reason will not relieve a taxpayer from paying taxes or any late penalties accrued.