County cannot accept property tax pre-payments per statute

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Benton County cannot accept pre-payment of property taxes for the 2018-19 tax year. With the passage of the new federal income tax laws, taxpayers are inquiring about their ability to pre-pay 2018-19 property taxes in order to deduct the payment on their 2017 income tax return.

Pre-payment of property taxes for the above reason is not allowed by Oregon Revised Statute 311.370.

If the County receives any of property tax pre-payments, a refund will be issued to the payer.