The Henry County Board of Supervisors voted recently to extend the payment deadline for the county’s personal property taxes to Feb. 4, 2022.
The deadline for real estate taxes will remain Dec. 5, 2021.
Due to limiting circumstances, Henry County’s personal property tax bills are being mailed later than normal this year.
Linda Love, the county’s commissioner of revenue, said “this is one of the worst years I’ve ever been in the tax office.”
She said the year began badly because of the pandemic, and several employees were out sick. One employee had a prolonged absence, and another quit without notice.
“We got behind to the point we just couldn’t catch up,” Love said, adding that she sometimes worked 7-days per week trying to finish the work on time.
Ryan Zehr, of the Ridgeway District, made a motion to extend the deadline beyond the requested Jan. 5 to Feb. 4 to allow for the slowness of mail and the holidays.
“I just don’t want them to be penalized for something that falls back on us,” he said.
Henry County Administrator Tim Hall said from a revenue standpoint, he did not expect the longer delay would be an issue.
Taxes may be paid in person at the Treasurer’s Office on the first floor of the Henry County Administration Building or online through the county’s service provider, Paymentus. The online portal may be accessed by visiting https://mss.co.henry.va.us/MSSCounty/citizens/PersonalProperty/Default.aspx.
Anyone with questions or concerns may contact Love at (276) 634-4690 or Scott Grindstaff, treasurer, at (276) 634-4675.