Dixie County Tax Collector
Michelle F. Cannon, C.F.C.

 

 

Dixie County Tax Collector
Michelle F. Cannon, C.F.C.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Office of Tax Collector is authorized by Florida's Constitution, as a separate entity from other County Departments or Agencies. The Tax Collector is elected by the Citizens of Dixie County and is privileged to serve four year terms.

The Tax Collector is an agent for various state and local government agencies, for the collection of revenue and public funding. It is the responsibility of the Tax Collector to invest these revenues and funds, pending their timely distribution, to various state, local agencies, and taxing authorities.

The following is a more detailed description of Tax Collector Responsibilities!

Ad Valorem and non-Ad Valorem Taxes

The Tax Collector is responsible for collecting and distributing taxes, from information provided on the annual tax roll, which is provided by the Property Appraiser's Office. The Ad Valorem tax roll consists of real estate taxes and tangible personal property taxes. Non-Ad Valorem assessments are primarily assessments for fire services and solid waste collection and disposal. The collection of taxes, as well as the assessment, is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Florida Department of Revenue, and Florida Statutes. These taxes are collected; beginning November 1st each year, and become delinquent April 1st. Discounts are given for early payment.

On or before June 1st each year, the Tax Collector holds a tax certificate sale, on properties with unpaid real estate taxes. The purpose of the sale is to collect unpaid taxes on behalf of the numerous taxing authorities. A tax certificate represents a lien on the property. When a tax certificate is redeemed, the Tax Collector is responsible for remitting the funds to the certificate holder. Funds for a County held certificate are dispersed to the different taxing authorities.

Note: Real Estate Taxes and Tangible Personal Property Taxes may be paid in installments. You may download the application, or stop by the Main Office and pick them up. For more information please call the Main Office, (352) 498-1213.

Tangible Personal Property Taxes

This is a tax levied against equipment, furniture, and supplies of a business, or attachments to a mobile home located in a mobile home park. The assessed value is determined by the Property Appraiser, and the tangible roll is then certified to the Tax Collector for collection. The statements are mailed at the same time as real estate bills, and receive the same discounts.

Note: Real Estate Taxes and Tangible Personal Property Taxes may be paid in installments. You may download the application, or stop by the Main Office and pick them up. For more information please call the Main Office, (352) 498-1213.

Local Business Tax

A Local Business Tax is a miscellaneous tax imposed by local government, in accordance with county ordinance, which also charges the Tax Collector with the responsibility of collection and disbursement of fees. The License grants the privilege of engaging in or managing a business, the fee for these licenses is $ 22.00-$ 300.00 per year. The licenses expire September 30th each year, and are renewable each year, on or before October 1st.

PRIVILEGE TAX COLLECTIONS

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

As an agent for The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Tax Collector is responsible for the sale of hunting and fishing permits.

Tag/Titles

As an agent for The Department of Highway Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector is responsible for issuance of automobile license plates/decals, mobile home decals, disabled persons parking permits, vessel decals, and title applications where applicable. The Tax Collector is responsible for maintenance of records, reporting sales, accounting for inventory, and dispersing monies collected in a timely manner to the Division of Motor Vehicles. The issuance of registrations and title applications is done in accordance with rules and regulations of the Department of Highway Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles, and Florida Statutes.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Office of Tax Collector is authorized by Florida's Constitution, as a separate entity from other County Departments or Agencies. The Tax Collector is elected by the Citizens of Dixie County and is privileged to serve four year terms.

The Tax Collector is an agent for various state and local government agencies, for the collection of revenue and public funding. It is the responsibility of the Tax Collector to invest these revenues and funds, pending their timely distribution, to various state, local agencies, and taxing authorities.

The following is a more detailed description of Tax Collector Responsibilities!

Ad Valorem and non-Ad Valorem Taxes

The Tax Collector is responsible for collecting and distributing taxes, from information provided on the annual tax roll, which is provided by the Property Appraiser's Office. The Ad Valorem tax roll consists of real estate taxes and tangible personal property taxes. Non-Ad Valorem assessments are primarily assessments for fire services and solid waste collection and disposal. The collection of taxes, as well as the assessment, is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Florida Department of Revenue, and Florida Statutes. These taxes are collected; beginning November 1st each year, and become delinquent April 1st. Discounts are given for early payment.

On or before June 1st each year, the Tax Collector holds a tax certificate sale, on properties with unpaid real estate taxes. The purpose of the sale is to collect unpaid taxes on behalf of the numerous taxing authorities. A tax certificate represents a lien on the property. When a tax certificate is redeemed, the Tax Collector is responsible for remitting the funds to the certificate holder. Funds for a County held certificate are dispersed to the different taxing authorities.

Note: Real Estate Taxes and Tangible Personal Property Taxes may be paid in installments. You may download the application, or stop by the Main Office and pick them up. For more information please call the Main Office, (352) 498-1213.

Tangible Personal Property Taxes

This is a tax levied against equipment, furniture, and supplies of a business, or attachments to a mobile home located in a mobile home park. The assessed value is determined by the Property Appraiser, and the tangible roll is then certified to the Tax Collector for collection. The statements are mailed at the same time as real estate bills, and receive the same discounts.

Note: Real Estate Taxes and Tangible Personal Property Taxes may be paid in installments. You may download the application, or stop by the Main Office and pick them up. For more information please call the Main Office, (352) 498-1213.

Local Business Tax

A Local Business Tax is a miscellaneous tax imposed by local government, in accordance with county ordinance, which also charges the Tax Collector with the responsibility of collection and disbursement of fees. The License grants the privilege of engaging in or managing a business, the fee for these licenses is $ 22.00-$ 300.00 per year. The licenses expire September 30th each year, and are renewable each year, on or before October 1st.

PRIVILEGE TAX COLLECTIONS

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

As an agent for The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Tax Collector is responsible for the sale of hunting and fishing permits.

Tag/Titles

As an agent for The Department of Highway Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles, the Tax Collector is responsible for issuance of automobile license plates/decals, mobile home decals, disabled persons parking permits, vessel decals, and title applications where applicable. The Tax Collector is responsible for maintenance of records, reporting sales, accounting for inventory, and dispersing monies collected in a timely manner to the Division of Motor Vehicles. The issuance of registrations and title applications is done in accordance with rules and regulations of the Department of Highway Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles, and Florida Statutes.