Property tax penalty and fee reduction bill passes

SPOKANE — County Treasurer Michael Baumgartner applauded the passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1410 (ESHB 1410) which significantly reduces the amount of penalty and interest paid on delinquent property taxes. The legislation sponsored by 6th District Rep. Mike Volz, who also serves as Chief Deputy Treasurer, passed the House of Representatives unanimously April 22 and with Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature will take effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Under current state law, a delinquent property tax bill is charged an annual 23% penalty and interest fee with 1% interest assessed monthly and a 3% and 8%...


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