The City of Greenville is joining Hunt County and the Hunt Memorial Hospital District in a plan to contact businesses which owe delinquent taxes sooner.

Letters warning that the businesses owe a penalty on the unpaid personal property taxes would be issued three months earlier than is the current practice, under the proposal by the law firm of Purdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, which collects taxes for the City of Greenville.

The City Council is scheduled to consider approving an amendment to the contract with the firm for the “early turnover” of personal property during Tuesday’s regular Council session, starting at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street. A discussion of the plan is scheduled during a work session, starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Currently, businesses which fall behind in their personal property tax payments are notified that they are subject to an additional 20 percent penalty if the taxes are not paid by July 1.

Under the plan being considered by the Council, companies would be notified they would be subject to the penalty if the taxes are not paid by April 1.

As of Feb. 10, Hunt County and the Hunt Memorial Hospital District are also reported to be making provisions for “early turnover” plans.

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