Springfield, Mo. - The Greene County Collector's office has announced that personal property and real estate tax receipts can now be printed by taxpayers online.
The Collector's office mailed 2011 tax bills to county property owners on Wednesday, November 9th. These bills must be paid by Dec. 31 to avoid penalties.
If you don't receive your bill, you can easily print one online at www.countycollector.com. This year, for the first time, taxpayers can help save tax dollars by electing to print their own receipts online rather than have the county pay for the postage to mail it. The taxpayer can do this by checking a box on the return portion of their statements. This will allow taxpayers to have access to their receipts more quickly, reprint duplicate receipts free of charge, and save the county a substantial amount of money.
With a projected budgetary shortfall for 2012, Collector of Revenue Scott Payne, is hopeful these new online services will save the county and taxpayers both time and money. "Each taxpayer who agrees to print his or her own receipt will save the county approximately fifty cents in mailing costs. If half of the taxpayers in the county choose to do this, the county will save approximately fifty thousand dollars," said Payne.