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The Baxter County Collector’s Office is now collecting taxes for this year.
Baxter County Collector Teresa Smith kicked off tax season last week by sending out 7,200 e-Statements to local residents on Wednesday. Those statements should have made their way to residents’ inboxes over the rest of the week and the weekend.
Those residents who still opt to receive their statements in the mail can expect to begin seeing them around Feb. 20.
Tax statements are going out earlier this year in an attempt to ease some of the foot traffic at the Collector’s Office, while also giving residents more time to come in and pay their taxes for the year.
Baxter County’s tax books officially opened on Jan. 19, and 407 residents have already paid for the year.
To pay taxes, residents can either make payments at the Baxter County Tax Collector’s Office in person through cash, credit or check, or they can use the drop box located outside the front door of the office.
Residents can also mail in their payments to the Baxter County Tax Collector’s Office at 8 East 7th Street in Mountain Home.
For those looking to go digital, this year’s taxes can be paid using the QR code found on tax reminders that went out earlier this year, or at www.baxtercountyar.gov. Residents may also pay by phone during working hours, though Baxter County Tax Collector Teresa Smith said residents may have difficulty getting through due to the large volume of calls to her office during tax season.
Residents using a debit or credit card can expect a small processing fee to be added to their payment.
To pay your taxes online, click here.