Bill reduces delinquent property taxes and interest charges


Last updated 5/20/2021 at 10:06am

SPOKANE COUNTY — A measure just signed into law could help prevent home foreclosures for some taxpayers.

Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1410, signed May 12 by Gov. Jay Inslee, reduces the annual rate of penalty and interest charged to delinquent property taxes which currently totals 23% in the first year. State 6th District Rep. Mike Volz (R-Spokane), who also serves as Chief Deputy Treasurer of Spokane County, was the prime sponsor of the legislation.

According to a news release from the county Treasurer’s Office, under current state law, a county treasurer must charge penalty and in...

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