If you own property in Spartanburg County, you should have recently received your “Notification of Classification, Appraisal, and Assessment of Real Estate” form.
This notice is not a tax bill nor is it the amount of taxes to be paid. It simply notifies taxpayers of a change in their property’s value. The notice includes your new (2018) market value, the limited value, the assessed value, the assessment ratio, the number of acres or lots, the location of the property, and the map reference number. It also includes the appeal procedure you must follow if you disagree with the taxable value placed on your property.
If you disagree or have questions concerning the new value assigned to your property, you have 90 days from the date on the reappraisal notice to file an objection. This year that date is October 31. You must file a written notice of your appeal to the Office of the Spartanburg County Assessor, P.O. Box 5762, Spartanburg, SC 29304, and state why you believe the new appraisal is incorrect. Please provide any supporting documents or facts that substantiate your opinion of value. The appeal is based on the value of the property, not the potential amount of taxes.
The Spartanburg County Assessor’s web site has much more information at https://www.spartanburgcounty.org/678/2018-Reappraisal
This workshop is for small business owners who want to connect with the counseling, capital and contracting resources of the Federal Government. Representatives from area lending institutions will be present to provide overviews of their programs. Free, but participants must register by calling Beth Smith at 592-6318 or online at https://www.scsbdc.com/training-events. Sponsored by the Spartanburg Small Business Development Center.
Wednesday, August 15
9:00 am to noon
Headquarters Library–151 S Church St.
Need help marketing your small business? Check out ReferenceUSA. Using this database, you can generate mailing/contact lists by zip code, within a certain radius, by estimated income, etc.
Access is free to SCPL library card holders. Find it at http://spartanburglibraries.org, click on Learning Tools, and then select ReferenceUSA. Call us at 596-3505 for additional assistance.
Your credit matters.
- Did you know that your credit report could affect your mortgage rates, credit card approvals, apartment requests, or even your job application?
- And reviewing credit reports helps you catch signs of identity theft early.
Ensure that the information on all of your credit reports is correct and up to date. Even though you see numerous ones advertised as “free”, the only source for free credit reports as authorized by Federal Law is http://www.annualcreditreport.com. You can get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company (Experian, Equifax, and Transunion).
Happy getting more money in your paycheck due to recent tax cuts? The IRS encourages everyone to use the Withholding Calculator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.” This is even more important this year because of recent changes to the tax law for 2018.
The Calculator helps you identify your tax withholding to make sure you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck at work. Some people will end up paying more given the tax law changes, and you don’t want to be surprised at the end of the year!
Did you know your SCPL library card gives you free access to the New York Times online?
- Go to the library’s web page: http://www.spartanburglibraries.org
- Click on the box “Learning Tools”
- From the A-Z Index, select New York Times (from home)
- Click on the redeem button, follow the prompt to set up an account, and you’re ready to go.
Feel free to call us with questions at 596-3505.
You may not have to pay for tax prep! Free certified income tax preparation for households earning up to $54,000 is provided by Impact America. Call for an appointment at 844-448-2972.